Though we don’t see drastically cold temperatures here in Florida, the weather still cools down in the fall and winter, which means changing your skincare routine is essential. This season, try these tips for healthy skin in colder weather.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
It may seem obvious, but as the weather cools and the humidity drops in the cooler months, it’s important to ensure you’re adding more moisture to your skincare routine. The best time to moisturize is right after a shower or bath when your skin is still a bit damp – the lotion will help seal in all of that moisture.
You’ll also want to find ways to add extra moisture to your facial skincare routine in the coming months. Try switching to a moisturizing cleanser, adding hyaluronic acid, or wearing a heavier moisturizer day and night.
SPF All Day, Every Day
It’s important to be wearing SPF every day, even in the fall and winter. Finding your holy grail of SPF can be a very trial-and-error process, so don’t be afraid to get sample sizes of a few products to see what works best for you!
Though it might seem like washing your face twice would be drying, when you do an oil cleanse followed by cleansing with a water-based or “traditional” cleanser you’ll both be adding moisture and getting your skin as clean as possible so that it’s prepared for any toners, serums, or moisturizers you add next. Oil cleansing is especially helpful if you use a daily SPF as it breaks down the minerals in SPF that need to be washed away at the end of each day. If you’re nervous about adding an oil cleanse, squalene cleansers are a great place to start!
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Try Facial Oil
Especially if you have oilier skin, it can seem counterintuitive to add more oil into the equation, but it has a lot of benefits that can help all skin types. You should layer your skincare products from lightest to heaviest to help everything absorb, so a facial oil will likely be the second to last step in your routine. For example, your winter routine may look something like this: oil cleanse > water-based cleanse > toner > serum > facial oil > eye cream > night cream.