Getting Your Skin Ready for Winter
When the seasons change, your skincare regimen needs to change as well. Here are some tips and advice on how to keep your skin looking great for the new season:
- Get an end of the summer facial
As a skin care professional there is nothing I love more than an end of the summer facial. I get to scrape all that dead skin care off. There are plenty of blackheads to get out due to all the sweating and SPF. It's a must if you care about your skin.
- Use facial oils
Your skin spends a lot of time sweating in the summer so it's getting a lot of natural oil. The biggest complaint I get in the winter is that my client’s skin is feeling dry. Give it oil! It needs it even if you are naturally oily. Using a great face oil will balance your skin out. I dare you, try it!
- Get new makeup
It's time to change up your color scheme anyway, it's been three months, bacteria is growing. Fall and winter call for a different look, just spend a little money and don't feel bad about it!
- Schedule your dermatologist appointment
You need to do this once a year, no better time than the end of summer when most of the potential damage could occur. Let a professional reassure you that your skin is looking healthy.
- Don't stop wearing your daily SPF
Even if you don't see the sun you need to protect yourself from it. Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not there.
- Trade your gel cleanser for a cream cleanser
Cream cleanser is great for the winter because it will keep the moisture locked in.
- Don't use really hot water on your face
The cold weather can dry you out and in turn using really hot water can make it worse. Stay away from extreme temperatures in general.
- Get allergy tested (rubbing eyes, running nose)
I'm a fan of getting all of your allergies tested. The change in season can really make people's allergies act up. It's good to know what to stay away from and rubbing your eyes all the time is not a good thing at all. Over time it decreases the elasticity of the eye area and that's the last thing you want for anti aging.
- Don't forget about those lips!
Keep your lips protected with a moisturizing lip balm, preferably one that had SPF in it. Dry cracked lips are painful and can lead to fine lines around the mouth area.
- Do a moisturizing mask once a week
Masking once a week is a great habit to get into. Fall and winter are the perfect time to find a great moisturizing mask to treat your face with.