As we exit the summer and temperatures begin to change, we must be aware of how these changes affect our largest organ: the skin.
Our skin is quite resilient, and when its properly nourished and hydrated, it does its job of protecting us very well. With cooler temperatures and less humidity in the air, the skin is prone to dryness and irritation, even for those that have oily skin. Let’s look at a few things to be aware of as we approach the changes in the seasons.
Seasoned Tribe members know that healthy skin starts within!
Proper hydration is key in helping the skin to maintain its elasticity and structure. A diet high in hydrating fruits such as watermelon, works wonders in hydrating our bodies, as well as proper water intake. As with sunscreen, it is important to be mindful of when re-apply moisturizer to the skin. Some regions get colder than others and these harsh conditions can wreak havoc on the skin.
Another factor that’s very important is the water temperature when showering.
Yes, hot showers can feel great, but it’s not the best for our skin. Hot water can strip the natural oils from our skin, making it even more challenging to maintain healthy balance. Use warm water when showering, dry the skin gently and apply your moisturizer right after to lock in moisture.
Limit your outdoor exposure if you have eczema.
For individuals that deal with skin issues such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis, be mindful, as I’m sure you are aware that cold weather can make these conditions worse. Limit your time outdoors when possible, and have a routine set to make your skincare routine seamless.
The Skinfood quiz is a great tool in helping you adjust your skincare regimen as the weather changes. You may have to switch things up a bit or make some minor tweaks to your existing routine. This isn’t something that I would leave to guesswork, the Quiz can help in guiding you in the right direction, making the most efficient use of your time and money in preparing for the cooler months ahead.