It is becoming colder by the minute and the cold, dry air can lead to dry, irritated skin even if you are prone to oily skin. Here are some ideas to keep your skin more hydrated this fall and winter season!
1. Switch up your skin care products! // Switch from foaming cleansers to milk, cream, or oil cleansers. I've been using La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser and it leaves my skin feeling hydrated, but not greasy! It can be used with or without rinsing, but I prefer to rinse it off. As for moisturizers, try a richer cream or balm. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Riche Soothing Protective Cream works great for me and doesn't cause any breakouts. I also like to use La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm on any areas that are especially dry.
2. Increase your intake of healthy fats. // Eat foods such as avocado, salmon, walnuts, and olive oil or take omega-3 supplements. Healthy fats and omega-3s can help boost your skin's hydration level and decrease inflammation.
3. Use a humidifier. // I always use a humidifier in the winter to help keep the air in my bedroom from sucking the moisture out of my skin. I personally have always used a warm mist humidifier, but some prefer cool mist.
4. Take shorter showers. // This is especially important if you like to take hot showers! The hot water will dry out your skin, so the less time you are in the shower, the better!
What are your cold weather skin care tips? Leave a comment below!
Disclaimer: I am a Be Clear Ambassador for La Roche-Posay and La Roche-Posay provided the above products for review purposes. Check out the Be Clear Bootcamp website for more acne tips!