The days are getting shorter and the temps are getting slightly cooler which means fall is right around the corner. With the changing of the seasons, it’s important to take a moment now to prepare your skin for winter. Think of it like changing out your wardrobe – you put away the shorts and bathing suits and pull out the sweaters and coats. For the skin, winter can bring dry skin and exacerbate some skin conditions so now is a great time to evaluate your skin care routine and identify things to change to keep your skin in tip-top shape for the upcoming season. If you’re ready to get your skin care routine ready for the next season’s needs, here are a few ideas to keep you looking like the best version of yourself.
A great first step is to evaluate your current skin care routine. Maybe you added some new products during spring and summer – how is your skin reacting to them? Consider your skin type – does it tend to change as the seasons change? Now is the time to incorporate seasonal products that address specific issues that arise with changing weather. For winter, you may want to consider adding products with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides. Also – we tend to up our exfoliation game during the summer. In the dry winter months, consider a gentle exfoliation only once or twice a week.
And just because we are moving away from summer and more time outside does not mean this is the time to ditch the SPF! Sunscreen is always in and should be a staple in your skincare routine, no matter the season. UV rays damage the skin no matter the season and lead to premature aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. You want a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 for daily use all year round. And if you’re going outside for some winter activities – consider higher SPF levels and remember to reapply!
The most important thing to keep in mind for the upcoming drier, colder season is hydration. Proper hydration is crucial for healthy skin in any season. During colder months, the air tends to be drier, which can lead to increased moisture loss from your skin. If you changed to a lighter moisturizer for the summer, it’s time to opt for a richer, thicker cream for the winter. You may also want to look for products that contain humectants (like hyaluronic acid) – they trap water and prevent moisture from evaporating off the skin. Moisturizer is important but hydrating skin from the inside is still a necessity so don’t forget to drink your water. In winter, it’s easy to forget to drink water but your body still needs it.
With all the food holidays right around the corner, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet. Easier said than done sometimes but your diet plays a significant role in the health of your skin. Include plenty of the seasonal fruits and veggies in your diet – the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants they provide will keep you and your skin feeling and looking great. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and flaxseeds can also keep your skin supple and hydrated.
And finally, don’t forget to keep up with your Glotrition! The Super Beauty Elixir and AfterGLO gummies should be part of your year-round skin wellness routine. SBE is not only a great source of hydration, it helps increase and protects your collagen while AfterGLO helps increase and protects your elastin. Together, the products work synergistically to enhance skin smoothness, making skin more flexible and elastic. They also both have ingredients to help with skin tone and hydration. The support and protection they provide is seasonless!