The days have become shorter and finally, we are getting out of the summer heat and into cooler temperatures! And if you’re from Arizona, like us, hallelujah!
You may begin to notice some changes in your skin. For instance, cold weather may cause your skin to feel dryer than normal – and acne breakouts are more common due to the low level of humidity in the air in which adversely effect our skin.
Protect your lips.
The most affected area is our lips, which tend to peel and crack. Our lips have very thin and sensitive skin. Many people think if they lick their lips that will help the dryness, on the contrary, this makes it worse. Use lip balm or plain petroleum jelly-based products such as Vaseline or Aquaphor ointment.
Cold and dry air depletes moisture form our skin.
Drink water – especially in winter when we don’t have the desire to drink as much water and, also, during physical activity. Set a goal to drink a certain amount of water each day. It could be plain (cold or warm), flavored water, mineral water, coconut water or similar to that nature. Some food also helps hydration such as soup, grapes or yogurt.
When you buy moisturizer – be selective. Buy a moisturizer with effective ingredients. Harmful chemicals or artificial fragrance/parfum make your skin even more dry. Moisturizing your skin will help to keep it healthy. But, make sure it contains more plant extracts and other ingredients that are helpful to moisturize your skin, such as Shea Butter, Glycerin, Jojoba oil, Sunflower oil or Olive oil.
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Colder temperatures mean longer, hot showers.
We love to take a long hot shower in the Fall and Winter – although it might feel great, it can make your skin dry. Hot water may strip your skin from natural oils and protein (keratin) that are needed for healthy skin. Try lukewarm water.
Moisturizing and keeping your skin healthy and hydrated should reduce skin problems. However, if you think the change in your skin is not normal, or it is not getting better with moisturizers and other remedies, you may consider a visit to your dermatologist.