The seasonal change may be a little tough for your skin. Lower temperature, windy or even rainy weather may be shocking for your complexion. Dryness, redness or breakouts are more likely to occur. How to keep you skin healthy and radiant despite cold weather? Check my favorite tips.
1. Sunscreen is your best friend
It may seem like sunscreen is useful in the summer only. Nothing more deceiving. The fact that the temperature is lower in autumn, does not mean that the sun is not there. Sunscreen protects your skin against UVA and UVB radiation and helps to keep your skin healthy and young. Choose organic sunscreen like this one from Beauty by earth or Coola.
Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface helping to expose your “new” skin. Dependently of your skin condition you may want to try natural scrubs available in organic stores or you can make your own sea salt scrub with essential oil or coffee scrub. If your skin needs more than that, go to a professional salon and have microdermabrasion or chemical peels done. Ask dermatologist what is better for you.
3. Hydration is the key
When it is colder, you may not feel an urgent need of drinking much water. However, proper body hydration can support your skin look. It won’t be too dry, it will glow instead. You can also try to hook up the humidifier in your room – it’ll moisture the air, preventing your skin from drying out. You can add natural, essential oil, so your room will smell nice and fresh. My favorite is lemongrass or peppermint scent.
If you drink enough but still have this feeling of tightness of your skin, invest in a good moisturizer. If you are planning to use sunscreen during the day, you may want to buy serum or cream to use at night. We do not want to create unnecessary layers of cosmetics on your face if you wear makeup during the day, right? I do recommend checking out Instanatural brand – they do have both serums and creams. Good quality, decent price and natural. You may also make your own moisturizing avocado mask: blend half of avocado with 2-3 olive oil drops, put on your face for 30 minutes and rinse off. Your skin will be satin-soft!
You may be already taking some supplements, but if you want your skin to be radiant especially in autumn/winter season, you should make sure that you are taking collagen. After age of 25 collagen production in your body decreases causing your skin to be less elastic and eventually become wrinkled… Add some collagen to your daily routine to delay this process! You can get collagen in capsules or powder and add it to your smoothie or soup. It has no taste, but it will make your skin beautiful, strengthen your nails and hair.
Yes, I mean it! Apples are not only delicious (especially in Autumn season) but also they contain alpha hydroxy acids like malic acid. In cosmetology, these acids are used in chemical peels to treat acne, rosacea, scarring and other skin conditions. By eating apples you deliver yourself skin-friendly nutrients, including vitamin C, copper and fiber which also helps to keep your skin healthy & radiant.
Do you know other skin care tips? Share in the comment.