Once again, another year is almost over. Summer has come and gone, the autumn leaves have fallen to the ground and the cold weather is here to stay for a while. The changing seasons can disrupt our skin and many of us will suffer dryness throughout the winter. There are, however, many things you can do in order to keep your skin feeling happy and healthy throughout the colder months. Let’s take a look in further detail.
Why Does Skin Become Dry in Winter?
When humidity levels are low, the air is drier, leading to a loss of moisture in your skin. The arrival of autumn also typically means the dial on the central heating is turned up, doing your skin no favours. Not only can central heating contribute to skin dryness, the sudden change in temperature from being outside and then coming inside to a toasty room, can also cause the capillaries in the face to expand and contract very quickly, which may lead to redness or broken veins.
Protecting Skin in The Winter
As the seasons begin to change, make sure you change up your summer skincare regime to something a bit more moisture-rich and protective. Products such as hyaluronic acid can make a great addition to your cosmetics bag and help to maintain the moisture levels in your skin. The molecules in a serum like hyaluronic acid are smaller, meaning they can penetrate the skin deeper than a cream can, so make sure you apply serums before your moisturiser.
If your skin becomes excessively dry during the winter, you may find it helpful to invest in a humidifier which you can have on whilst your sleep.
SPF in the Winter
It’s important to remember that just because the weather is cold, it doesn't mean that the sun's rays are any less harsh. Throughout the winter, it is important to still apply an SPF to your face to help prevent early signs of ageing and sun damage.
Protect Your Hands
Like your face, your hands are often exposed to the elements. Keeping a rich hand cream, with SPF, in your handbag will help prevent dryness and cracks, as well as help to combat the signs of ageing.
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