There is a huge difference between standard lotions and seasonal moisturizers that specifically target dry skin. The face is susceptible to dryness during the colder months and needs the extra protection! Most great moisturizers have enhancing ingredients, like vitamins and hyaluronic acid, that go the extra mile in promoting skin wellness.
A solid facial moisturizer can give you the confidence to feel beautiful when the weather is cold and bitter. In fact, dermatologists are constantly recommending thicker creams and moisturizers during fall and winter, so I know that I’m doing something right! It’s also great to get compliments from people—it reminds me that I’m doing a good job and keeping on top of my well-being.
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Lip Balm to Prevent Dryness and Cracking
The lips are just as susceptible to the cold as the rest of our skin, if not more. So, they need constant nurturing during the fall and winter. No one likes chapped lips, so you should go out of your way to buy some reliable ChapStick.
You should also avoid taking hot showers, even if it’s to escape the brutality of the cold. This is because heat actually makes the skin drier and causes it to crack more!
Facial Rejuvenation for a Younger Look
One of my skincare staples no matter the time of year is a practice called facial rejuvenation. I enjoy exploring all of its different possibilities – everything from simple creams and lotions to Botox and facelifts fall under the broader umbrella of facial rejuvenation.
The great thing about facial rejuvenation is that you can tailor it to your individual needs. If you want to firm your skin and reduce puffiness, you can do that; if you want to get rid of your wrinkles, you can do that, too, and so much more! My skin isn’t getting any younger, and I’m determined to keep looking young for as long as I can.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum to Lock in Moisture
Hyaluronic acid has been trending for many good reasons. Primary among these is that it has the incredible superpower of trapping moisture that is usually lost to seasonal dryness. One gram of hyaluronic acid, in fact, can hold as much as 6 liters of water!
Another benefit of hyaluronic acid is that it promotes healthy dermal elasticity. When it gets cold, the skin becomes less flexible, which can make wrinkles look more dramatic. You can moisturize all you want, but if your skin still dries out, consider investing in a hyaluronic acid serum!
There are so many hyaluronic acid products on the market, so anyone can find the right one for them—even vegans! Just remember to examine the ingredients on the label first, as not all companies are out there to help you, and just want to make a quick buck. Some chemicals and additives do much more harm than good, so I’m extra picky when it comes to skincare products.
Vitamin C is Fantastic for the Skin and Body
You probably know about the benefits of vitamin C, which can be found in food, supplements, creams and lotions, and even serums. It is a highly potent antioxidant that has the power to protect your skin from free radicals that accelerate aging.
I live in a city and walk everywhere, so I’m constantly exposed to pollutants that attack the surface of my skin. With vitamin C, though, I feel safe from all of these airborne contaminants!
Applying vitamin C topically can also boost the body’s production of collagen, which helps the skin make necessary repairs. Vitamin C also has anti-aging properties that slow the development of wrinkles and keep you looking as fresh as possible. It can even repair blemishes and prevent them from coming back!
Vitamin C is a powerful tool in the fight for beautiful skin, and you should add it to your fall skincare routine. You’ll be happy that you decided to take the plunge – I know I am!