Our skin is with us each and every day of our lives. No matter the season, it must endure a lot. Whether it is trying to stay hydrated in Ottawa’s dry winter months or trying to stay safe in the summer months, we must continually adjust our skincare routines. Giving your skin some proper TLC is imperative for keeping it happy and looking healthy. But once you begin to neglect it, it doesn’t take long to recognize your skin’s cry for help through the dryness, fines lines, and tightness.
So this November, give your skin the attention it deserves by pampering it and adjusting your maintenance routines.
Cleansing your face and washing away all of that makeup and build up from the day is essential to get rid of dirt, oil, and impurities. But as the seasons change, so too should your products. As the cooler air arrives, our skin becomes increasingly dry and sensitive. So during the winter months, switch up your cleanser for one that will provide moisture to your skin while you cleanse.
If exfoliation is a part of your usual cleansing routine, try to ensure that you’re using a gentle product that won’t exacerbate the dryness of your skin. Some products can contain ingredients that can do more damage than good. So try to select one that is pH-balanced. This will help to support your skin’s natural functions and also allow it to absorb nutrients without causing any irritation.
Just like everything else, you should switch up your moisturizer as well. During the summertime, your skin doesn’t require as much hydration. But come winter, it’s time to get a richer, thicker moisturizer that will replenish and maintain lubrication and elasticity.
Of course, no matter how great your cleansing routine or products may be, your skin will always suffer when it isn’t receiving sufficient natural hydration. So be sure to make a concerted effort – especially during the wintertime – to consume those eight glasses of water that we’re told to.
Eating a well-balanced diet will also help to enhance and maintain healthy-looking skin. So try to incorporate lots of foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and contain some antioxidants as well.
Keeping your skin smooth and clear during the fall and winter all comes down to how well you can adjust your routines and products to give it the nutrients and lubrication it needs. So if you want to combat that cold, dry air this winter, use these tips to help keep your skin look fabulous and healthy.
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