Skincare Tweaks For Fall/Winter
Updated: Jul 20, 2022
Winter is here, and it's time to pull out the cosy sweaters, but alongside a wardrobe change, some tweaks to our skincare are a must to keep our skin glowing throughout the fall/winter months.
Temperatures have dropped, the heat is up, but what does this mean for the skin?!
Dehydration, dryness, flakey and lacklustre skin - panic mode!
Our skin can be a little more reactive to the sudden temperature change from the cold outside to the heating inside, so we need to make some adjustments to our skincare alongside lifestyle habits to prevent a compromised barrier function and prevent TEWL (transepidermal water loss).
While it's second nature to crank the heat up when its cold outside its essential to be mindful of how high you turn it up, keep it at a lower but comfortable setting and keep it low when you are sleeping to prevent it compromising your skin.
Invest in a humidifier to use in your home, office, and the rooms you spend most of your time in, this will help to add moisture to your environment. It's a must for your bedroom; I mean you spend eight-plus hours there and sleep time is when the skin goes into repair mode, and its prime time for rejuvenation, there's a reason it's called beauty sleep.
Avoid hot showers as tempting as it is, it will cause TEWL, dry and sensitised your skin. If your skin turns pink it's too hot.
Change your skincare routine as we move through the seasons to prevent dry and dehydrated skin by following these skincare rules.
Adding a hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine can help combat dehydration, although correct usage is vital, to avoid more dehydration. We have all heard of Hyaluronic Acid by now, and it works by holding 1000x its weight in water, and it draws moisture from the atmosphere to your skin, but if you are in a dry environment, it can end up pulling moisture from your skin which leads to dehydration and flakiness. For example, if you are living somewhere like Vegas, you probably don't want to use Hyaluronic Acid on your skin- the climate is dry. Therefore if you are cranking up the heat in your home and causing a dry atmosphere, you need to be mindful of the environment you are creating (invest in a humidifier) and also how you're applying hyaluronic acid serums.