10 Fall & Winter Skincare Tips

10 Fall-Winter Skin Care Tips for Radiant Skin

The needs of your skin can change along with the colder weather. Depending on where you live, you may find that your skin is drying out or having other issues due to the change in seasons. Not to worry, there are a number of things you can do to make sure your skin stays healthy in the cold weather. To help you with this, we're going to list 10 tips to help keep your radiant skin throughout fall and winter.

Drink Water

Staying hydrated is important no matter what season it is. While you may not be at risk for a heat stroke in the middle of winter, drinking plenty of water can help keep your body functioning well and can allow your skin to stay hydrated as well. The more naturally hydrated it is, the fewer any external problems will be able to damage your skin. Make sure to carry a water bottle if you move around a lot during the day. Tea, especially herbal teas can also help to keep you hydrated while also warming you up, making them perfect for the cooler months.

Wear Sunscreen

Even though it might be cold, that doesn't necessarily mean the sun isn't out. It's important to put on at least an SPF15 sunscreen every day in order to protect your skin from any sun that may be present as well as other elements that can affect it. There are also combination sunscreen/moisturizers that you can use that will simultaneously guard your skin from external damage and also keep it well moisturized.

Use A Soap-Free Cleanser

While a nice, bubbly body wash can feel and smell great, the soap in them can start to dry out your skin during the colder months, which can cause flakiness and other uncomfortable problems. In order to avoid this, it may be a good idea to try out something a little creamier. A hydrating soap-free cleanser might be just what your skin needs to keep fighting the elements while looking and feeling great.

Return to Retinol

During the summer, some individuals may decide to drop Retinol from their skin care routine because their skin may not need it in those hotter months. However, for those who have taken a break from it or haven't used Retinol before, this would be a great time to add it to your routine. You can use either a prescription or a non-prescription Retinoid product to help reduce the effects that the summer sun can have, such as lines, wrinkles or brown spots. They are known to be highly effective products and are well worth a shot.

Protect Your Feet

Now that it's boot season, it can be very easy to forget about taking care of the skin on your feet. It's important to remember though that the more you continue to care for your feet, the less work you'll have to do to get them back in shape for summer sandals. It's very easy to just keep an exfoliating foot scrub in your shower and use it once or twice a week to help clean away dead skin and keep your feet feeling fresh.

Protect Your Lips

Protecting your lips is important all year long, but can take a little more work if you live in an area with cold, dry winters. Without a decent lip balm around, your lips can become chapped, cracked and painful. A nice, non-petroleum-based lip balm will be able to keep your lips in good shape against the cold. Also, remember not to lick them as a means of adding moisture because it may feel good in the moment, but it can lead to worse effects down the road.

Protect Your Hands

Your hands are going to get cold, and the cold can easily dry out your skin. This is especially true if your hands are frequently exposed. Gloves can help in the winter months not just for warmth, but for protecting your skin. It can also be a good idea to keep a moisturizing hand cream with you to help keep plenty of moisture in your skin.

Change Up Your Masks

In the winter, it may be a good idea to change up the masks you use to something that focuses more on adding moisture rather than cleaning out or tightening your pores. If you tend to have an oily skin type, you're going to want something that will add moisture, but not oil. A water-based gel mask can be great for this, and they can also soothe red, irritated skin due to their coldness. For dry skin, a cream mask can be a great option.

Use An Oil-Based Scrub

Oil-based exfoliation can help to clean away dead skin and add moisture to the fresh skin underneath. It's a great way to help your skin feel fresh and clean, and avoid getting clogged pores. You can also use an oil-based moisturizer to help keep your skin hydrated and protect it from losing moisture. If you tend to have oily skin, make sure to be careful with these methods and not overdo it.

Use A Humidifier

A humidifier can be a great way to keep moisture in the air and your skin in good condition. They're typically pretty small and inexpensive. All you have to do is set one up in your home and it will be able to keep the air moisturized. That way, even if the outdoors is rough on your skin, you will have a refuge to come back to where your skin can be properly nurtured and remain in healthy condition.

Conclusion

All of these tips are important to keep in mind, but it's also a good idea to pay attention to your skin to make sure you're not overdoing it. You may not need to use all of these tips, or you may need these and more. It's all going to depend on the needs of your individual skin.

 

- Sophia Alves

Hi, I'm Sophia Alves. healthandbeautybay.com is where you can find me - my passion is living a full, healthy life and being as beautiful as you can be! I'd love it if you hopped on over and
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