With autumn well underway and winter on the horizon, it’s time to prepare for the effects this change in season will have on your skin. Temperature plays a huge role in the condition of your skin. Dermatologists agree that Australians must factor in the changes in temperature when looking after their skin.
Here’s how changes in weather can affect your skin and what you can do:
- When the cold comes in
As winter approaches, you’re most likely to change your wardrobe, right? In the same way, you should consider changing your summer creams with more winter-appropriate ones since the air is drier and harsher on your skin, pulling out all the moisture wherever you go. With the low humidity in the air, you might need a more effective face and body cream regime.
- When you turn on your central heating
Staying cosily in your central-heated home is far better than being outside in the freezing cold. However, there are negative effects this heating can have on your skin. Heating in the home sucks out the moisture in the air, leaving your home void of humidity, which is needed for healthy skin. We suggest investing in a humidifier to add much-needed moisture in the warm, dry air, as well as a daily skin care routine.
- When you suddenly move from cold to indoor heat
When you are in the cold and suddenly enter the office or a shopping mall that is packed with heat, it can cause the capillaries in your skin to contract and expand, which will lead to broken veins. This will undoubtedly cause redness on your face. The best defence? Ensure you keep a moisturiser on your face during the day and even rub your face gently before entering a warm place to prepare your skin for the attack of sudden heat.
- When you want that hot bath more than anything else
Yes, we all know that nothing beats a hot bath in winter. The problem is that getting into a hot bath can destroy or damage the layer of skin on your body, which is a protective layer – and this can lead to dryness. We suggest a warmer bath rather than a steaming hot one. Also, always remember to moisturise after a hot shower or bath.
A key factor to help keep your skin fresh and healthy, even during winter, is to drink enough water. Water will help hydrate your body and keep your skin fresher.
For more information or if you want professional skin care advice, contact us today.
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