Our skin falls victim to natural elements daily, from the sweat-inducing scorching sun to chilly gusts that smack you with wind burn. It’s rough out here—literally—which makes tailoring your skin-care routine to the weather especially important if you want to protect and preserve your complexion.
That breakout might not be a case of late-onset acne, it could be that your skin care routine isn’t right for the weather. Many dermatologists agree that it is essential to switch up your skin care routine with the changing season. “I tend to adjust my own skin care regimen twice a year: As we head into the summer and again as we head into the winter,” says Lisa Ginn, M.D. a Chevy Chase, Maryland dermatologist. “By switching things up, you can avoid getting that dull look that can happen between seasons.” As the temperatures drop or rise, leaves start to fall, many of us are enjoying the break in humidity and the crisp autumn air. Unfortunately not all of us are enjoying the weather change. The lack of moisture in the air causes our skin to flake and become easily irritated. There are a few things you can do to reduce the effects.
- Avoid Caffeine– as difficult as it may be if you can switch to decaf in the a.m. it will help with dry skin. Caffeine & Salt are both known for pulling moisture out of the skin when taken internally – Note – Caffeine applied topically does not have this affect.
- Add Fish to your diet-The famous clam bakes in October – Join them! Seafood (especially salmon and oysters) are high in Omega 3’s
- Flax Seed– Flax Seed oil is great to cook with and when taken internally helps to balance out your skin, which combats dryness and irritation.
- Pasture-Raised Eggs(of course!) – Fresh, pasture-raised eggs are one of the best sources of omega 3’s, antioxidants and key vitamins. Eating an egg a day will protect your skin from the inside.
Coming to skin care products, Do some of you struggle to find skincare products that don’t irritate your sensitive skin? Many commercial skincare products that claim they’re designed for people with sensitive skin are still full of chemicals and fragrances, leading to red, itchy, and dry skin.
◘ Dull skin can be countered by having monthly facials performed by a professional. Facials remove dead and flaky skin and help restore the natural glow that most people long for. Regular facials give skin an overall healthier appearance.
◘ Avoid chemical tans that come in take-home spray bottles and lotions. They usually contain chemicals you should avoid putting on your skin and will most likely not provide a natural looking tan. Tanning beds are not a good choice either, because of the risks they impose. Instead of chemicals and tanning beds, opt for an organic spray tan.
◘ When it comes to hair removal, there’s nothing sweeter that sugaring. Body Sugaring Hair Removal will not cause skin irritation and provides the added benefit of gently exfoliating your. Having hair professionally sugared every four to six weeks will keep your skin hair-free and looking healthy.
◘ Drink plenty of water to maintain youthful skin. If the skin doesn’t get enough water, it will look aged and dehydrated.
◘ Opt for healthy foods that benefit the skin. Indulge in strawberries, tomatoes, salmon, edamame, tea, carrots, broccoli, and avocados. They each have nutrients that help protect the skin and keep it looking great.