Your Skin and The Colder Months Leave a comment

The ideal skin? We would love to have glowing, healthy skin all year round. But with the change of the season and weather we need to change our skincare routine too.

The autumn brings cooler weather and with a drop in humidity, makes your skin dry, stale air and even drier. Especially if you have eczema, dry and itchy skin. So, we have come with few tips to keep your healthy glow for upcoming month.

1. Consume a lot of fruit and veg

Your skin also needs the vitamins and minerals in vegetables, such as Vitamins A, C, and E, zinc, and selenium, to stay healthy and moisturised. The salts in vegetables and fruits will also help you retain more water and stay hydrated. Furthermore, the antioxidants in fruits and veggies help fight free-radical damage and ageing.

2. Drink Lots Of Fluids

Water of course will help you stay hydrated and drinking more will especially help if you don’t usually drink enough.

3. Exercise

Exercise and sweating help to warm you up, clear your pores, and increase your circulation–delivering nutrients to your skin.

4.Limit Exfoliation

Don’t over-exfoliate your skin. One time per week should be more than plenty, especially if you normally lightly wash your face with a wash cloth (with very light rubbing of course, not scrubbing).

5.Wash in warm water, not hot water, and use a gentle cleanser

Although having a steaming hot shower or a nice long soak in a hot bath may feel heavenly during those cooler Autumn days, hot water strips away much of the protective oil and moisture from our skin, leaving it dehydrated and dry. By bringing down the temperature of the water a bit, especially when washing your face and other skin that is more sensitive, you can minimise this effect.

6. Moisturise,  moisturise, moisturise

This really is one of the best things you can do to make sure that your skin stays healthy when the weather gets chilly. The first thing you’ll want to do is moisturise immediately after you wash or bathe. This will help replenish the moisture your skin loses during the washing process and keep the top layers of your skin from getting too dry.

7. Don’t Forget Sunscreen!

It is important to apply a broad-spectrum SPF on all areas of exposed skin every day. Up to 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate clouds, so just because it’s a cold, cloudy day doesn’t mean you won’t be exposed to the strong UVA rays that cause aging and potential skin cancer.

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