It’s the time of year.
Cold snaps and lower humidity in autumn do a number on our skin, causing dryness, redness and even cracking. Of course, moisturizing is key for beautiful, supple skin. But sometimes slathering on some moisturizer in the morning isn’t enough to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. If you really want to treat your skin right, there is so much more you can do! Check out our top 7 ways to keep your skin hydrated this season.
Use the Correct Moisturizer for Your Skin
If you’re lucky enough to have normal skin, this is easier for you. But if you are like the rest of us who have dry, oily, sensitive or combination skin, finding a moisturizer that’s specifically designed for your skin type is important. What works for oily skin doesn’t work for dry skin, and sensitive skin may require avoiding certain ingredients like fragrances and drying alcohols. Oily skin benefits from lightweight moisturizers that will help to mattify your skin, whereas dry skin will love thick, hydrating creams that will quench its thirst.
Nothing is better than a nice, warm shower after waking up when it’s chilly and still dark out. Just be sure it’s not too long, nor too hot, which can strip your skin of moisture. Lukewarm is best!
Slather on Damp Skin
Now that you’ve found the perfect moisturizer, it’s important to apply it at the right time! The best time to put on your moisturizer is right after that warm bath or shower, while your skin is still damp and your pores are open. This will help it penetrate deep into your skin and will help to lock in hydration.
Go Beyond Moisturizers
When your skin needs more hydrating, you can always add products to your skincare regime. Hydrating serums can be applied after washing and before moisturizing your skin both day and night.
It’s been hours since your morning routine, and your face is feeling a little dry. But there is a meeting in 10 minutes and you certainly don’t want to redo your makeup. Now’s the time for skin care mists. Spritz on your favorite facial spray for a quick and refreshing mid-day wake up call. We love APTO Skincare Mist in Pomegranate.
Bring on the Humidifiers
During cold weather months, your skin will definitely benefit by investing in a room humidifier. During this season, the low humidity in the air can cause skin to feel dry and tight. A humidifier on overnight helps by adding moisture back into the room, which helps your skin retain hydration.
Fingers and Toes Need Love, Too!
When it comes to skincare routines, many of us will focus on our face. But our hands and feet are important, too, and definitely need love during the cold weather. Incorporate some love into your bedtime routine by slathering on a thick, moisturizing cream on your hands and feet. Cover them up with a pair of mittens and socks and head to sleep. Be ready to start your morning with the softest hands and feet ever!