It’s easy to see why so many people love the fall – it’s a chance to wear our favorite comfy sweaters, enjoy the autumnal colors on the trees and get cozy by the fireplace. However, fall soon turns into winter and while this can also be a fun season, our skin can take a real hit. Prepare for the chillier months by stepping up your skincare routine with these useful tips:
While you can get away with using a light lotion on your skin in the spring and summer, winter skin needs more protection if you’re going to shield it from the harsh elements and frigid temperatures.
Look for a thick, rich cream that provides nourishment in the form of beneficial oils to keep your skin supple, conditioned, and fully moisturized. Solvaderm's Suvoderm is an ideal choice and has the added benefit of antioxidant protection to keep free radicals at bay.
Winter skin needs a little extra help when it comes to make-up as well and you’ll find that your summer foundation just doesn’t provide the coverage you need.
Look for a base that is slightly heavier, as this will also add a layer of protection, and make sure that it not only moisturizes the skin but includes that all-important SPF, as our skin is still vulnerable to the effects of UV rays even in winter. You may find that you need to go one or two shades lighter too when that summer glow begins to fade.
However careful you’ve been to protect your skin from overexposure in the summer, the fall is when you may start to see the effects of those long days out in the sunshine. Now is the time to use a skin-brightening product, ensuring that your skin stays evenly-toned and radiant on even the darkest winter days.
A product such as Solvaderm's Juvabrite has natural skin brightening ingredients such as Seaweed extract, that can reduce the appearance of sun spots and areas of hyperpigmentation gently, without the use of harsh lightening chemicals.
Be Water Wary
Even people with oilier skin types may find that in the fall their skin is drier, with rough, flaky patches appearing on certain areas such as the cheeks and forehead. Extreme cold temperatures and overheated homes rob the skin of vital moisture – adding an intensively hydrating serum to your skincare routine will ensure that the skin remains fully hydrated throughout the winter and provides a barrier to keep moisture locked in.
The Excelagene serum by Solvaderm, with its blend of Hyaluronic Acid, peptides, and conditioning oils gives skin that extra help it needs and keeps it looking plump, fresh and dewy all winter long.