At this time of year, the cold, wind, humidity and up-and-down temperatures can make skin irritated and red. Here are some easy ways to prevent skin drying out and keep a glowing complexion in the run-up to the year-end festivities.
When it is exposed to the elements, the delicate skin on the face, hands and lips can dehydrate easily. Autumn is the time to make some changes to your daily beauty routine so you are ready for the change of season.
1. Drink lots of fluids
Well-hydrated skin starts from within, which means taking in enough liquid for our needs. Water, tea, or fresh fruit juice help our skin renew itself, maintain elasticity and stay young-looking. Thermal sprays of spring water can also be used in the morning as they sooth the skin and prevent the feeling of tightness.
2.Treat yourself to seasonal fruits
We can also protect our skin with the food we eat. If we eat a variety of vitamin-packed fruit every day, our complexion and our nails radiate good health all year round. When you get up in the morning, make yourself a fruit cocktail with lots of citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, tangerines, etc.) and kiwis.
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3. Try a richer day cream
Choose a day cream that nourishes and repairs to avoid the redness and itching caused by dry skin. You can enrich your day cream with a few drops of hydrating or revitalizing serum so that your face stays plumped up throughout the day, without forgetting the skin around the eyes and the neck.
4. Don’t skip night cream
Don’t forget to take care of your skin in the evening, particularly in winter. Use a richer moisturizer — it could be a night cream but doesn’t have to be — to regenerate the skin and prevent wrinkles.
5. Don’t exfoliate too often
They can be quite abrasive and irritating, particularly on fragile dry skin, but exfoliating products are necessary to remove toxins and dead cells from the skin. They should be gentle, with small granules to delicately exfoliate, and used no more often than once a week.
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6. Opt for hydrating masks
To maximize the impact from exfoliation or simply to bring back radiance and softness to the face, go for soothing hydrating masks. An ideal time to do this is before you go to bed. Let the mask do its magic for 10 to 15 minutes, then simply remove the excess without rinsing.
7. Don’t forget your hands
Our hard-working hands are washed often which can make the skin irritated. Look out for hand creams that contain glycerin or are rich in shea butter, cocoa, honey, almond oil or borage oil. You can also apply a richer cream before bed and slip on a pair of silk gloves to let it sink in fully during the night.
8. Prevent dry lips
The wind, cold and humidity tend to make our lips dry. To prevent them from cracking or bleeding, apply a lip balm before putting on lipstick. Balms containing beeswax, jojoba oil, shea butter or olive oil are particularly nutritive and protective.
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