As the temperature drops and cooler air settles in, your skin can lose precious moisture. This results in a number of unpleasant side effects, including dryness, dullness, sun spots, flaking, and irritation. The changing weather is also a well-known trigger for flare-ups of chronic skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dandruff. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to protect your skin from seasonal suffering effects:
- Slather on the sunscreen. Even though the sun is getting weaker, daily sunscreen application is still a vital part of your skin’s health, especially on the face and head (particularly for men or women with thinning hair). Sunscreen not only helps prevent the results of sun damage, but can also keep skin from looking dehydrated and flaky.
- Apply moisturizer immediately after bathing. This is a magical step for anyone with sensitive skin or chronic skin concerns like eczema. Applying moisturizer to skin while it is still moist from the bath or shower can help seal in moisture by preventing the effects of water evaporating.
- Use alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s). These natural acids found in food can work wonders for the skin when applied topically in skin care formulations. Clinical studies show that AHA’s offer a slew of benefits, from helping to moisturize skin to exfoliating flaky skin. AHA's are also proven to help improve the appearance of problematic skin, reduce the look of scars, and promote the appearance of firmer, smoother skin.
- Exercise! Did you know that working out is a fabulous moisturizer? Sweat is the body’s most natural way of releasing toxins from the skin, promoting a healthy-looking complexion and the feeling of vitality inside and out.
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