Fall is certainly a beautiful time of year. For most of us, it means bright colored leaves, apple cider, and the pumpkin patch.
But, there’s also one thing you can be sure of during fall and winter, and that’s the appearance of dry, flaky skin.
This beautiful time of year can really wreak havoc on our skin, mostly because of the extreme temperature changes from dry heat registers to blustery, cold winds.
The great news is, you don’t have to settle for less than radiant looking skin no matter what the weather throws at you! Today, we’re going to talk about what you can do to get healthy, glowing skin all year round!
Our skin renews itself by revealing new skin cells about every 3 days. But, in order for this to happen, it’s necessary to remove, or exfoliate the old skin at least twice a week. This can easily be done by using a facial scrub or micro-dermabrasion.
The best time to fit this into your routine is in the evening, as new skin is rather sensitive, and needs time to adjust before makeup is applied. For this same reason, it’s best to avoid using skin products that contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids.
Here is why this step is so very important: If you don’t exfoliate regularly, it’s impossible for your moisturizer to make it’s way through the dead skin to the new which is both a waste of 2 things we find rare these days; time and money.
Shake it up
As the seasons change, so does the needs of our skin, so the products that worked for you during the summer might not cut it this time of year. Your skin may require more moisture during this time of year. How do you know you need to switch out your products? By listening to your skin, and giving it what it asks of you.
If it appears unusually dry and tight after using your cleanser, the product you’re using may be too harsh for your skin, stripping away the natural (good) oil it needs to stay plump and hydrated.
And your skincare products aren’t the only thing you should consider changing if your skin is dry this time of year.
Consider the foundation you use. If you’re using a type that tackles oil, it will rob your skin of moisture, even if you’re using skincare products for dry skin. Dry skin loving options like KmS Mineral Perfecting BB Cream, or Select Botanical Mineral Foundation were created specifically for dry skin and contain ingredients that prevent moisture loss.
I want to know. What do you do around this season for healthy, glowing skin?