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4 Tips To Prep Your Skin For Cold Weather

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Did you know that it can be beneficial to adjust your skincare routine for different seasons?

As we settle into fall and cooler temperatures on the horizon, you may start noticing changes in your skin. Just as you switch up your clothing for each season, switching up your skincare routine can be very beneficial too!

Cold temperatures, low humidity, wind, and blaring heaters are the perfect combination for dry, unhappy skin. So today we are sharing 4 Tips To Prep Your Skin For Cold Weather before you feel the effects of the cold.

Switch to a richer moisturizer and body lotion: Cold weather leads to a dryer atmosphere, so you’ll want to preserve the moisture in your skin by changing from light lotions to a richer product that will help lock in moisture and provide a barrier against skin-stripping cold air. Also, check out 3 moisturizing face masks that we love!

[Source Anne Arundel Derm]

Exfoliate 1-2 times a week: Dry skin builds up and when you moisturize, you are re-hydrating dead skin. Exfoliating eliminates the dead skin cells and keeps the top layer of your skin as fresh and absorbent as possible. We love dry brushing to exfoliate! Check out the other benefits of dry brushing here. 

[Source Anne Arundel Derm]

Boost humidity levels in your home: Most people turn up their heat in the winter so that they can stay warm and cozy, but this excess heat can be the culprit for damaged skin, as overactive heaters pump dry, hot air throughout your home. A humidifier will add moisture back into your environment.

[Source Anne Arundel Derm]

Nourish your skin from the inside out: Taking a supplement that contains Omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins, vitamins C and E will help in the hydration and health of your skin.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids hydrate your skin from within and foods that are high in Vitamin B2, B6 and B12 also nourish and repair your skin and improve water retention. Try eating more salmon, eggs, lentils, black beans, and avocado. Try Camila’s Three Ingredient Baked Salmon for a great way to get your omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant found in high levels in the epidermis and dermis. With its role in collagen production, adequate intake can help prevent and repair dry skin. Try eating more citrus fruits, beets, bell peppers, and tomatoes.  Try our Beet Salad with Oranges and Arugula for a dish that is packed with vitamin C.
  • Vitamin E is another antioxidant you should be aware of. It functions mostly by protecting the skin from sun damage as well as counteracting a lack of sebum (oil) production in the skin. It is found in plant-based oils, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables like sunflower seeds, almonds, peanuts, collard greens, spinach, and pumpkin. Try this Holy Grail Green Smoothie to increase your vitamin E intake.

[Source Northeast Derm]

 

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