With fall just settling in, we begin to prepare for the chilly weather ahead of us. While we have jackets, hats and socks to protect our body from the cold what will protect our faces from the cold? According to Vogue, there are four easy steps to take on to prevent dry skin during the winter.
Buying a humidifier for your room is one of the four ways you can keep your skin from drying out. Use the humidifier every night for the best results to rehydrate your skin. You don’t have to wait until it’s freezing outside either. Use this during the more moderate temperature weather to help prepare your skin for the cold weather instead of repairing it.
You should also change your nightly skincare routine to include exfoliation twice a week if you don’t already do so. By exfoliating, you get rid of old, dead skin cells thus making way for moisturizer to soak and settle in your skin correctly. Try using hyaluronic acid serums or formulas packed with antioxidants before applying a moisturizer to help keep your skin bright, plump and firm. And in the mornings, don’t forget to apply sunscreen! It might not be blisteringly hot, but the sun’s UV rays can still cause damage to your skin.
Lastly, changing your diet to include foods that are rich in omega-3s and fatty acids such as sardines, olive oil, flax seeds and avocados help replace the natural fats that are lost during the winter. Avoid eating a lot of carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, dried fruit and dairy products. Those fend off inflammation which causes dryness in the skin.
It’s as simple as that! Nothing too difficult or expensive, but will keep your skin looking healthy and fresh all year round.
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