As we move past the hot and humid days of summer and slip slowly into colder weather, it’s the perfect time to think about How To Prepare Your Skin For The Colder Months Of The Year. First off, don’t stop wearing sunscreen just because winter is coming. Make that a staple in your skincare routine year round. Sunscreen not only protects your skin but it also helps keep your skin looking younger for longer.
Next, take a look at your skincare routine, the process you had for summer might not necessarily be what you want to use in the winter. Get started now with the switch to ease the transition process on your skin. One thing to look at is your daily cleanser. During colder months consider a non-foaming or cream based cleanser, they don’t strip away as much excess oil as foaming cleansers.
Try something like our organic face cleansing oil. It’s organic, mild, and gentle. It effectively removes every-day impurities, oil, and makeup without being harsh on the skin, which is imperative in the colder months. It’s also great for all skin types, and will never leave skin dry or tight. You also want to make sure you’re not over-washing. Washing your skin frequently can lead to dryness that you’re trying to prevent in the winter. You might even want to look at how frequently you’re washing your hair and body. Try to limit your long, hot showers and baths to just once a week. Try lukewarm water the other times.
Always apply moisturizer immediately after patting your skin dry. You could even try to just soap up areas prone to odor every other day and check out the results. It might surprise you! This lavender scented soap is very gentle and perfect for sensitive skin. It also lathers up almost like a lotion which is great for hydrating skin when the temperature drops.
Since we mentioned hydrating your skin lets talk about drinking more water. The skin needs lots of fluid since it’s living cells are made of 70-80% of water. Drying out of the skin causes too many dead cells and speeds up aging. Not only will your body thank you but drinking more water is essential for keeping good skin in the winter. Another great idea is setting up a humidifier in your bedroom and running it at night. It helps add back moisture that the cold air and heaters removes from our skin during the day.
Finally, there’s exfoliating! Doing this brings back that youthful glow that is so often lost during the winter. In the cold, drying months, exfoliating helps boost the benefits of your serum and moisturizer, helping your skin maintain proper hydration levels. We recommend using a gentle exfoliator once or twice a week and pairing it with a facial serum.
If DIY recipes are your jam let me recommend this great hydrating avocado mask that utilizes white kaolin clay which soothes the skin while absorbing impurities and exfoliating dry patches, perfect for a night of wintery self care!
There are benefits to colder temperatures! Cold weather on our face trains the blood vessels to be more reactive giving us a naturally rosy cheek. Winter also sometimes means cleaner quality air which in turn can be an excuse to get out in nature more, revitalizing your skin and doing wonders for your health!
The cold weather keeps your skin vibrant, tight and glowing…think about how it feels after you splash cold water on your face. Wintery weather also encourages circulation which reduces swelling and inflammation. It could also clear your pores and reduce acne..it all depends on your skin type and your routine. Try out some of these tips and let us know what works for you!