Excess sun exposure during the summer months can cause skin damage and surface drying to occur, while constant application of sunscreens and oils can cause your skin to go into product overload and potentially lead to breakout. Whatever your skin type and age may be, there are four main areas to focus on when prepping for cooler weather.
Exfoliation is key for obtaining vibrant skin. It helps gently remove the top layers of dead skin allowing newer skin to be exposed and treated.
You will want to select a product based on your age and skin type. Generally, if you have oily or younger skin, a citrus and sugar based product will suit your skin best. If you are over 40 or prone to dry skin, look for a product that contains flower extracts and natural oils.
Your skin faces a lot during the day, even if you don’t wear makeup nightly cleansing is essential. It removes makeup, pollution, oils, and bacteria from the skin’s surface, allowing your skin to breathe and balance.
As cooler months begin, your skin may benefit from using a more milk-based or gentle foaming cleanser. Also, avoid cleansers that have added fragrance or perfumes as they can irritate any skin type and expose the skin to unnecessary chemicals.
The purpose of a toner is to help the skin return to a balanced pH much quicker. Skin left untoned can become oily as the skin overcompensates during its attempts to return balance. Applying moisturizer directly on damp toned skin also increases the effectiveness of the lotion while allowing you to use less product.
Moisturizing helps restore, rebuild and soothe skin. Maintaining hydrated skin is critical in keeping it healthy and functioning as our main barrier to the external world. Cooler months call for richer moisturizes, especially for nighttime use.
It is recommended to look for products that contain antioxidants and peptides to help increase healing and fight aging. Many brands offer complimentary moisturizers for daytime and nighttime use.
Top 3 Supplements for Healthy Skin
Your skin is a reflection of your internal body, therefore the true health of your skin needs to come from the inside out. Adding these supplements to your daily regime will boost your skins health and help your external products work event better.
1 Moisturize: Increased water intake and essential fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 6 moisturize from the inside out. When taken, internally these oils help improve the cell integrity as well as reduce the skin’s inflammatory response.
2 Heal Your Skin: Antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A, and those found in many fruits and vegetables help to increase the skin’s ability to heal and prevent cell breakdown.
3 Rebuild: Products such as collagen, biotin, silica, and vitamin C rebuild the skin. All of these products help the body to produce more collagen, and elastin which reduce fine lines and wrinkles.