Hey everyone, it’s that time of the year again. The Fall season, the perfect time and setting for hot cocoa, a warm fireplace, turning leaves golden brown and trees into breathtaking real-life paintings, as well as giving a sense of comfort, warmth and reflection.
It is also usually dry and cold ushering in the winter months which we all love. Right? Well…..that is up for some debate in my humble opinion.
With the changing weather, you may notice changes in your skin as well. It may easily become rough, dry, and itchy during the colder months, especially if you live in an area where you’re exposed to cold, dry air and harsh winds.
This is because the skin likes consistency, and every time the seasons change, your skin has to try to adjust to the new weather.
As we move from summer to fall, temperatures and humidity will drop quickly, so the skin will have to work harder to maintain adequate hydration as cold weather and winds start to kick in. This can lead to cracks in the outer skin layer, loss of hydration, and inflammation all of which can seriously impact the overall state of your skin health.
For example, during spring or summer, your skin might feel softer and smoother, especially for those that have oily skin. But once the seasons change and becomes harsher you may feel your skin getting drier, tighter and sometimes some people may experience cracked skin in their hands and legs particularly, the soles of the feet.
If you’re acne-prone, your pimples could be more inflamed than usual.
While there Isn’t much you can do about seasonal cycle changes (apart from moving to a warmer region), your skin does not have to suffer the consequences.
Ways to protect your skin
There are some things you can do to protect your skin as the seasons change.
- You should change your regular bathing soap or wash to a deeply moisturizing option.
- You should also reduce the length of showers you take especially hot showers because even though you may feel nice and warm after a hot shower, it does strip the skin of moisture causing it to become drier and more itchy. Counterintuitive right?
- Applying a deeply moisturizing body butter or body whip immediately after showering, seals in moisture.
A very important step that cannot be over emphasized in skincare is drinking plenty of water especially during the fall season. You will need to double up your water intake. That means if you were drinking 1or 2 liters during the summer, you will need to drink about 2-4 liters of water during fall. Due to the dryness of the season, your body will need extra water not only to keep you hydrated but also to keep your skin moisturized from the inside out.
Room temperature water is preferable to drink especially in the cold season. This will also be the perfect time to indulge in healthy herbal teas, like green tea, white tea, oolong tea, ginger tea and/or any other type of fruity teas you can get your hands on.
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