This post is all about Why You Need To Start Winter Prepping Your Skin Now. In many parts of the country, it’s still warm, sunny, and humid this time of year, but we are inching closer and closer to fall and winter every day. If you wake up early enough, perhaps for a jog or take your dog on a walk, you’ll find there’s quite a chill in the air in those early morning hours. The weather cooling down means big things for your skin and your skincare routine. That’s why it’s important to start prepping your winter skin now.
We all know, during the summer, not only does the sun help cure some acne and minor blemishes, we get that glowing, radiant tan. Even the salt air is good for our skin (and hair). But, as it starts getting cooler outside, we start spending more time indoors. Indoors, the air will be drier and more still than the outdoors, so let’s take a look at things you can do to be proactive and keep your healthy summer skin all the way through fall and winter.
Why You Need To Start Winter Prepping Your Skin Now
Hydration Is Essential
Water is essential to life – we know that. Most people probably also know it’s just as crucial to radiant, hydrated, youthful complexions. Well, in the summer months, you were probably naturally more inclined to drink more water as it was hot outside. So as it cools down, it’s more important than ever to remind yourself to get in at least eight full glasses of the good stuff (water) a day.
If you have trouble staying motivated on this front, there are even water bottles you can buy to keep you motivated, accountable, and knowledgeable about your daily water intake. However, you need to get it done; do it! Your skin will thank you for it.
Quality Over Quantity
Just like most areas of life, the concept of quality over quantity is entirely applicable when it comes to your goal of achieving luminous skin. Look for products that not only have thousands of excellent reviews but make sure they’re geared toward the type of skincare you need.
Ideally, you can use the same cleanser morning and night, and you’ll want to tone and hydrate and moisturize. So, do your research, ask your friends and loved ones with clear complexions and go from there. Just don’t blow a small fortune trying a bunch of OTC products that may or may not work or even be suited for your skin type.
Visit A Dermatologist
If you have specific areas of concern, don’t even know your skin type, or feel like you don’t know where to begin on your skincare journey – it’s worth booking an appointment with a local dermatologist. Make sure you read reviews about the practice and even ask friends for recommendations.
Finding a licensed derm that you trust will deliver you excellent results and is a relationship you can use for the rest of your life. Maybe you’ve thought about having some mild cosmetic procedures done as you age or to stave off fine lines and wrinkles. A dermatologist can help you determine if you can handle those issues with prescription topical creams or possibly injectables. And don’t forget to check with your insurance carrier who’s in-network for you.
Less Is More
This is a two-fold section on less is more. One, let’s talk about makeup. When the weather is drier outside, you want to use less makeup so it’s not settling on more dehydrated skin. This can leave your foundations or concealers either looking too cakey or settling into fine lines, which is never flattering.
Less is more also applies when it comes to spending money on makeup. You don’t need to pay an arm and a leg when it comes to finding makeup that works for you. While taking care of your winter skin will leave it hydrated and looking great, any makeup will always look better on healthier, smoother skin. So, you can still do beauty on a budget when you need to!
The key to maintaining your glow is to get started now, address any more prominent issues with a dermatological appointment before it’s frigid outside. Create a road map for where you want to be and how to get there. Make sure you’re hydrated and wearing SPF year-round. Once you find the skincare regimen that works for you, stick with it. Now, get out there and get glowing!