October officially marks the beginning of the most colorful season of the year. Fall, though easy on the eyes, is harsh on the skin. As nights get shorter and the weather gets colder, our skin becomes drier and flakier. It’s not difficult to get caught up in the joy that red and bright orange leaves crunching beneath our feet bring, that’s exactly why we’ve listed down our top 5 essential skin-care tips for October below just for you:
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Colder weather strips your skin of its moisture, making it dry. Therefore, incorporating a moisturizer into your daily skin care routine is vital. Contrary to popular belief, your face isn’t the only part that needs moisturizing! Your hands, feet, elbows and knees, need just as much attention. Here are 3 things you must have to lock-in moisture for each and every part of your skin:
i) A facial moisturizer
ii) A thick hand cream
iii) A night cream
Protect yourself from harmful UV rays
Sunscreen and protection from harmful UV rays in general, are often only associated with summers. However harmful UV rays can be found in the atmosphere throughout the year, even when it’s not hot outside. Exposure to such rays causes long-term damage to the skin, it also increases your risk of pre-mature wrinkles and skin cancer. Always be sure to wear a layer of a high-SPF sunscreen.
As an additional measure, wearing clothes made of material such as polyester, nylon, wool, silk, and denim, can provide a great deal of UV ray blockage.
Avoid hot baths
As tempting as it may be to take hot showers/baths in the cold, it’s better to keep such showers to a minimum. Consistently bathing in hot water, damages the skin and causes it to dry out further. A suitable alternative may be taking showers with lukewarm water.
We are what we eat
People are more susceptible to binge eating as the cold rolls in. This is the body’s response to the lack of heat it is receiving. Hence, we end up snacking on a lot of junk food and other foods in excess in order to gain heat. When not in moderation, these questionable food choices directly affect our skin. Unhealthy eating habits lead to acne and breakouts. Our intake directly reflects on to our skin and this includes our fluid intake. We tend to drink less water during the winters as the body gets dehydrated less often, however high water intake is key to having healthy skin. So, it’s best to keep our water intake up and be vigilant of our eating habits.
Treat yourself (and your skin!)
Colder weathers are the most challenging for our skin, so why not give our skin extra special attention? Why not go the extra mile for our biggest asset? The personalized HydraFacial offered at Alizayspa delivers instant and long-lasting results that you can see and feel, the perfect solution to rehydrate and rejuvenate your skin.
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