It’s nearly time to trade tan lines and pool days for cozy nights and cable-knit sweaters. That means it’s also time to switch up your skincare routine. What worked in the summer won’t necessarily work in the fall.
With harsh winds in the forecast, here are the best 4 tips for making sure your skin stays healthy and glowing through the seasons changing.
Forgo toner and astringent
The majority of toners and astringents contain alcohol. While the appeal of alcohol-based products is ideal for summer — that de-greased, weightless feeling can become addicting — for the fall and winter, the negatives outweigh the positives. If you need more convincing, consider this: Not only can the added alcohol contribute to dryness, but it can also cause erosion and make it difficult for the skin to renew and replenish itself.
If the ingredients include SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol among the first few ingredients, consider another product.
Invest in a humidifier
Dry air causes dry skin. While this seems simple enough, combatting it is another story. During cooler, less humid months, the dry air can literally suck moisture from your skin, leaving your skin dehydrated and dull. Humidifiers help to counteract the dryness in the air, making the air less likely to evaporate the moisture from your skin. The result is simple — hydrated and healthy skin.
As the temperature drops and your skin adjusts, investing in vitamin E oil and jojoba oil can help soften the impact. Vitamin E helps your skin lock in moisture and additionally helps prevent dry, flaking skin — this is especially helpful for those suffering from psoriasis or eczema.
The latter oil, jojoba oil, is what experts refer to as a humectant ingredient, meaning it’s known for retaining moisture. We recommend sealing your skin with a protective barrier of this powerful oil to keep your skin from losing moisture.
Switch your cleanser
Most of us experience some redness, irritation, and dryness when the seasons shift. Whether it’s the wind, dry air, or a combination of environmental factors, the impact on your skin can be hard to combat. Changing up your foam or oil cleanser to a hydrating cream cleanser can help that transition. Because cream-based cleaners tend to be thicker and less acidic, they offer a moisturizing alternative that can make a big difference.
Start shifting your skincare routine now for results that last. For everything else, give us a call at (208) 888-0660 or request an appointment online.