With cooler weather, changing leaves, and Thanksgiving just a week away – Autumn is certainly here. But living in Dallas can mean a major swing in temperatures all within a week, ranging from the high 80s to lows in the 40s. Not only can this make it difficult to regulate your home A/C, it can also cause damage to your skin.
As we head into December and the start of the cold winter months, experts recommend making changes in the products and treatments to your skin to stay healthy.
Cleansers – In the colder seasons you’ll want to focus on hydration since the low-humidity climate and increased use of heaters can dry out skin. Start by switching out water-based cleansers for moisturizing formulas to reduce dryness and redness.
Serums – Combating dryness is the main challenge during winter. By adding a serum to the skin, you’re providing intense hydration and nourishing vitamins directly to the skin. This can be as easy as applying a mask once a week or using a face serum in the shower.
Creams – All that dry air is hard on your skin, and your standard lotion isn’t going to cut it. Instead, try using a skin crème. You can use it at night or first thing in the morning to help lock in moisture, regardless of the blistery temperatures.
Micro-needling – Dry, cracked skin can make fine lines and wrinkles appear more severe, giving a harsh aged appearance. Micro-needling can help boost collagen production and soften the appearance of fine lines, dark spots and acne scars. This can also act as a reset on your skin.
Balm – Whether winter means the East or West Coast, hands and lips need protection too. Use a balm or salve for your hands to keep them from blistering. When I’m out cycling, I am never without my lip balm as the strong winds can be brutal.