Fall Skin Moisturizing Tips
Fall is here and it is the favorite season of many Americans because of the cool temperatures, fun festivities and changing leaves. The only downside we can think for the Fall season is it can zap the moisture out of your skin fast. Harsh temperatures are known to do that because of humidity dropping and then once Winter truly hits, cold breezes will also impact your natural moisture production. For tips on how to keep your skin moisturized this Fall and through the Winter months, read our blog.
Use an Eye/Lip Moisturizer
Your eye and lip areas are naturally prone to drying out faster than other areas of the skin since the skin here is thinner than the rest of your face. So it is important to use a moisturizer specifically for this area on the face. If you have the resources available, we suggest using a medical-grade treatment which you can get from a dermatologist. These tend to have the most active ingredients in them. A few brands we recommend exploring are: Image Skincare, SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals, and Obagi.
When the cold weather hits and humidity drops, a using a humidifier while you sleep can help put back hydration into your house. The extra moisture from the humidifier will help your skin stay moisturized and reduce the effects of dry skin. This is especially important in the winter when the humidity drops below 10% and your skin is susceptible to damage. Humidifiers may also help with skin itching, cracking and flaking from being dry.
Exfoliating your skin and body will allow moisturizers to penetrate deeper into the skin which is why we recommend exfoliating a few times a week. By removing the dead layers of skin and skin cells, your face and body will absorb all of the nutrients fully. As another perk, your skin will be glowing and this can help reduce acne, fine lines and wrinkles.
Avoid Long, Hot Showers
Hot showers, while great for waking up in the morning, can wreak havoc on your skin due to the hot temperatures causing your skin to dry up, similar to a sunburn. It’s also terrible for your hair for the same reason. If you can’t stand the idea of a lukewarm or colder shower, limit it to less time and do a final rinse of colder water to lock in any moisture and to let your skin cool down.
Hydration therapy is fantastic for moisturizing your skin from the inside out. This process is done by directly delivering fluids into your bloodstream.
Drink More Water
Drinking the recommended amount of water daily will keep you hydrated from the inside out. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is: About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men and about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women. Oct 14, 2020, Mayo Clinic
According to VeryWellHealth.com, "When applied topically, vitamin C accelerates the production of both collagen and elastin, which help keep the skin plump and firm. Topical vitamin C can help prevent premature aging of the skin, restoring a youthful, smooth appearance to the skin." Bottom line, vitamin C is one of the best resources out there for skin health and maintaining a youthful, hydrated appearance. There are some very affordable options out there for Vitamin C serums and moisturizers and some great ones too from pharmaceutical lines. Either way you go, Vitamin C is a necessity in skincare.
“I noticed a huge difference in my skin tone, texture and overall appearance when I added a Vitamin C serum to my skin a few years ago. I’m still applying it daily before leaving the house during every single season.” - Jane Londeree, Charlotte NC
Other tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy, hydrated glow:
- Wear gloves in the winter to protect hands
- Get facials done that target dry skin. Contact David Pressley for information on which facial is best for your skin.
- Wear SPF daily in the fall/winter to keep harmful rays off the skin.
- Invest in a water bottle with measurements to ensure you’re drinking enough
- Use a gentle cleanser and body wash
- Use good quality skincare products, pharmaceutical grade if resources are available
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
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