1. Gentle Cleansing
Now is the time to use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its vital oil barrier. Harsh cleansers will only add to your frustration of dry skin that looks older. You will also want to avoid hot water when washing your face, instead stick with tepid or lukewarm water.
Exfoliating your skin is an important step for each season, but especially as your skin becomes drier. Using a scrub, peel, or mask 2-3 times a week will slough away dead skin while polishing the surface of your skin. This process also increases cellular turnover and allows your other skin care products to penetrate more easily giving them the opportunity to be more effective.
3. Daily Sunscreen
Continue to wear a sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 every day, rain or shine. As the seasons change you are still at risk from the damaging sun’s UV rays so protecting it is a vital step when trying to acquire healthier skin.
As the months get colder your skin needs more moisture than it did in previous seasons. Switch to a richer moisturizer and continue to evaluate your skin’s needs to see if you need more moisture throughout the day. If your skin remains dry then you may want to apply a thin layer of argan oil under your moisturizer which will help retain moisture and promotes a dewy, supple complexion.
5. Drink Water
Drinking plenty of water during the day will assist in maintaining plump cells and will keep dehydration at bay. If your cells become dehydrated it will show in your skin as your lines and wrinkles become more pronounced.