Pumpkin-spiced lattes and festive-themed decorations signal the changing season. As the leaves begin to change colour and the mornings are fresher, many of us are starting to bring out the thick jumpers and additional layers to prepare for the colder months ahead.
The changing seasons can impact the mental health of many individuals due to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Additionally, it can also affect our skin. As the colder months approach, here are a few tips to help you care for your skin.
Switch Up Your Routine
Consider the products you use daily for your skin. Your collection might feature light creams to help keep your skin feeling moisturised. As the cold weather seeps in, switch these lighter creams for something richer and more nourishing for the skin. Our skin might be a little more sensitive due to the colder weather, so change your cleanser for a gentler option, like a milky cleanser or a balm. To help further hydrate the skin, add a hydrating serum to your skincare routine. It doesn’t have to be a heavy product, just a light serum that will help to add more moisture to the skin, allowing you to achieve a healthy glow.
Monitor Any Skin Irritations
Although it is common for skin to become a little drier in the colder months, you should monitor any skin irritations you experience. It could be cracked hands and lips from the cold air. If so, regularly applying hand creams and lip balms can help to minimise the chances of your hands and lips cracking. Additionally, you might notice rashes on your skin. These could be your skin’s reaction to exposure to cold air. However, it could be for something else. There are plenty of common rashes a person can experience, including allergies and psoriasis. It can be beneficial to know about these various types of skin irritations. Spend time reading guides about psoriasis from sites like Patient and learn about other skin irritations. Knowing about different skin irritations, their signs and what steps to take will help you to treat the issue as soon as it has happened.
Continue Using SPF
Summer might be over, but the sun’s rays can still damage the skin on a cold winter morning. You might switch your lighter creams for heavier, more nourishing creams to give your skin the hydration it needs during the colder months. However, putting SPF on each morning should still be part of your skincare routine, whatever the weather. The sun can still affect your skin in the winter, so it is essential to wear SPF. After all creams and serums have been applied, ensure that you put SPF on before you head out the door. Protect your skin to help prevent signs of ageing.
Temperatures have already begun to drop, signalling that the colder months are upon us. Prepare your skin for the changing seasons by updating your skincare routine. It can help prevent you from experiencing the uncomfortableness that dry skin and cracked hands and lips can cause. Instead, you can relish in your skin, feeling moisturised and nourished.