Pumpkin spice season seems to have started earlier this year, especially given the high temperatures outside. However, it’s never too early to start preparing your skin for the cold season, so make sure to follow these simple tricks to prevent outbreaks, dark circles, skin irritations or more severe complexion problems linked to wind and low temperatures.
Do drink plenty of water. Although summer is over and you may not feel the need to hydrate your body all the time, you should still drink at least 60-70 fl. oz. of water daily. If water is not your best friend, try combining it with lemon or fruit infusions. Unsweetened tea is another great idea to keep your body properly hydrated.
Do find a good moisturizer, according to your skin needs. Each person has a different type of skin, so finding the perfect moisturizing gel, cream or serum could take some time, especially since there are thousands of products available on the market.
We suggest carefully analyzing your complexion and its needs – do you have imperfections, acne marks, dark circles, spots or are you extremely sensitive? If you’re not sure which product would best suit your needs in the wintertime, talk to a dermatologist.
Do use SPF. Believe it or not, you can get sunburnt in the winter as well, so it’s extremely important to use the right products for your skin. An SPF cream will not only block harmful UV rays but will also help you fight against free radicals that cause premature skin aging and spotting.
Don’t forget about your allergies. Unfortunately, sudden climate changes, temperature drops, and the cold morning wind could affect your health and your skin. However, allergies can also be caused by a series of other factors, including your pets.
Red skin, swollen eyes, runny nose, and irritations are just a few of the consequences of allergies caused or enhanced by season changes. If you suffer from allergies, you need to consult a doctor and take proper medication for your condition.
Apart from that, we would also suggest limiting your contact with furry animals, even if they are your own pets. Cats and dogs cannot be held in cages but if you own a smaller pet like a rabbit, a chinchilla or a Guinea pig, you might want to find a large cage and keep them away from your bedroom, at least until allergy medication starts working.
A stackable one would be the right choice because it provides enough space for your pets to rest, sleep, stretch their legs, and even play. If you’re opting for a wooden cage, you can place it outside the house as well, which will drastically decrease the chance of your allergies coming back and messing with your health and your skin.
Don’t touch your face. We know this is easier said than done but try to avoid touching your face with your dirty hands, especially after cleaning or working. It can cause pimples and skin irritations that can result in scars.
One way to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the environment would be to wear a light BB cream or foundation that will act as a barrier, keeping dirt, debris, and sun rays away. Always wash your hands before applying makeup and, if you use brushes, make sure to also wash them regularly.