It’s November, so cool and cold weather is just right around the corner. Changing weather patterns can wreak havoc on your skin. We’ve previously touched on the importance of a skin care routine. In addition to having a skin care routine, you’ll need to adjust it according to the seasons. If you’re unsure where to start, Cincinnati Plastic Surgery has you covered with these cool weather skin care tips.
Drink Plenty of Fluids
The most important part of any skin care routine in any season is proper hydration. That can come from the products you use. However, it is also achieved by drinking plenty of fluids. Staying properly hydrated helps improve the look of your skin.
Exfoliating your skin has a time and a place. In the winter, decrease the number of times you exfoliate each week. Many experts recommend exfoliating your skin one to two times a week. By doing more than that, you run the risk of drying out your skin.
Make Sure Products are Hydrating
You use a lot of products for your skin. But whether it’s a mask or a cleanser, make sure the products are designed to hydrate your skin. Now is the time to switch to cream-based products. While they are typically heavier, they do a better job at hydrating your skin, which it desperately needs in cooler weather.
Moisturize After Showering
Your moisturizer works best when your skin is still slightly wet. That’s why moisturizing works best when you do it after you shower or wash your face. This allows the dampness to remain on your skin. Your skin stays hydrated and looks flawless.
Remember Your Hands
When people think of skin care, they think of their face. While your face is important, you also need to pay attention to your hands. If they feel rough or cracked, they need attention. By applying lotion on a regular basis, your hands will feel the love and will approve in appearance.
Keep Using Sunscreen
Even though summer is over, you still need to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. While you don’t need to lather up as much as before, it’s still an important part of your skin care routine. If you’re spending extended amounts of time outside, apply sunscreen regularly to prevent aging and the possibility of skin cancer.
Always Have Lip Balm With You
Chapped lips haunt everyone in the winter. Counteract this by carrying lip balm with you at all times. And since lip balm is one of those products that tends to get lost easily, invest in extras to ensure your lips will stay hydrated throughout the harsh winter.
Layer Your Cool Weather Skin Care Products
Just as you’re layering your outfits, layer your skin care products. Don’t be afraid to put one product over top of another. Your skin will stay hydrated in the cooler weather and will appear less flaky and younger.
Cooler weather doesn’t have to mean bad skin. By following these cool weather skin care tips, you’re putting your best face forward for the upcoming holidays and office parties. When you’re ready to adjust your skin care routine, peruse our products featured in our online store, and if you want more of a boost, schedule an appointment for any of our injectables or a cosmetic procedure.