It’s October already! It’s unbelievable that the festive season is already upon us. Now while you can drone on about the foods you can’t wait to savour (and maybe add a few inches to the waistline), there’s one thing that you cannot neglect this season—skincare! The skincare secret this season is hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! It’s all about the moisture. These three simple rules will help you update your routine in no time…
Rule No. 1: Change that cleanser
The hotter months call for gel-based cleansers, but as the weather cools down, the air tends to synch moisture from your skin. This is why, when you cleanse and exfoliate, make sure that you switch to a cream-based cleanser, as it is likely to help retain some amounts of moisture as you clean your pores and exfoliate your skin.
Rule No. 2: Moisturise when needed
The heat and humidity of the hotter months means that you don’t need to moisturise all that often (perhaps even skip the moisturiser, altogether, depending on your skin type). But the dryness of the cold air zaps moisture from the skin, leaving you with flaky and severely dehydrated skin. Depending on your skin type, choose the appropriate moisturiser and don’t be afraid to slather on as much as you need.
Rule No. 3: Make it personal
Whether it’s a cleanser, toner, moisturiser or sunscreen, it’s best to know what works on your skin. That said, before trying out any new products, we recommend you consult a dermatologist to better understand what your skin really needs. Moreover, understanding what you put into your body is just as important as what you put on it. A well-balanced diet rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, can do a long way in helping you care for your skin through the changing seasons.
Ultimately, it’s best to get a head start and put your best forward. This will allow your skin to have enough time to adjust to the new routine, and help you tackle skincare woes before the temperature drops for the long haul.