Whether you call the season fall or winter, cooler temperatures are upon us and winter temperature changes between the inside and outside will soon follow. Over the next six months, These changes can cause your skin to become dry, itchy, blotchy, irritated and tight. These characteristics occur due to loss of skin moisture.
To protect your skin and maintain a radiant, healthy appearance SkinMD reminds you to:
1) Cleanse your face, morning and evening with an appropriate cleanser for your skin type. Lukewarm water is best.
2) For daytime, apply a moisturizer with at least SPF30 sun protection.
At nighttime, an appropriate cream-based moisturizer is key to prevent dry, flaky skin.
3) Depending on your skin type and facial cleanser, a hydrating or exfoliating skin treatment at discrete intervals maybe additionally beneficial to defend against external skin-damaging factors, protect your skin and keep it looking smooth, soft and healthy.
4) Eat a healthy diet and live a healthful lifestyle daily.
Get plenty of rest. Yes, YOU still need an average of 8 hours of restful sleep per night.
Do not smoke.
Your diet should include skin healthy foods, such as cherries, dates, plums, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, watermelon, mango, papaya, acai, walnuts, brazil nuts, pomegranates, whole grains, salmon, tuna, canola oil, olive oil, tomatoes, flax seed and green tea to name a few.
5) Drink plenty of water for maintenance of skin hydration and elasticity.
6) Do not forget to care for your lips, hands, neck and chest with the same diligence as you care your face.
“keeping you youthful for years to come”