As temperature drops, days get shorter, and air gets drier, your skincare needs to shift too.
1️⃣ Hydration: How about herbal tea or warm lemon water between your Pumpkin Spice Lattes or hot toddies. Water hydrates the skin, increases the metabolic rate and flushes out toxins - a win-win-win.
2️⃣ Cleanser: Change from your gel or foaming cleanser to a lotion-based cleanser for further hydration and skin lubrication.
3️⃣ Exfoliation: Do away with dead skin cells while boosting hydration for skin to stand up to the elements. Change your gentle exfoliant to chemical-based ones. Swap out your sugar scrubs for formulas that contain acids, which break the bonds between dead skin cells and effectively melt them away.
4️⃣ Moisturizing: Protect against moisture loss by changing to something thicker so stay away from lotions and think about creams and emollients.
5️⃣ Face Mask Updates: Switch from water-based gel masks to creamier, more moisturizing oil-based masks to plump up dry skin. Remember, dry skin stimulates more sebum production, leading to pimples.
6️⃣ Humidifiers: Is your home or work environment super dry? Consider a humidifier - not just good for stuffy noses. Adding humidity to dry air helps prevent skin moisture from evaporating. Snag a cold air humidifier and replace the water daily to avoid bacteria and mold growth.
Questions? Book a complimentary consultation for your personalized skincare approach.
Cindy Fehr RN(NP)
Cindy is an experienced RN(NP) residing in Southern Manitoba, Canada, with a passion to support her patients looking and feeling their best at every age. This blog is to support patients in gaining knowledge about skincare, medical aesthetics procedures, and health & wellness practices. It is her goal to share the knowledge she gains from continuous reading of research, and regular continuing professional development sessions. Pursuit of personal and professional growth is paramount to Cindy and she loves to share this learning with her patients.