It may only be the end of August, but fall is right around the corner and you’ll be trading your swimwear for a cozy winter jacket in no time. As Denver temps begins to fluctuate in anticipation of the fall season, it’s time to start thinking about adjusting your skin care routine before winter wrinkles get the best of you. Here are some tips on making the adjustment from summer glow to fall radiance.
A Mile High mantra to say the least, staying hydrated is of utmost importance to maintain good health in our arid climate. Especially in the colder months, the air can drain the moisture from your skin leaving you dry and itchy. Drink plenty of water and green tea to keep your skin hydrated and flush toxins from your body. Not to mention, it’s a perfect excuse for afternoon tea at the Brown Palace! Here’s a trick: If your watch (or anything, really) leaves an impression in your skin after staying in place for twenty minutes, you are not well hydrated. Drink a glass of water or two.
Exfoliate and renew.
Sun, salt and chlorine have spent months wreaking havoc on your skin. Start the fall season off fresh and treat yourself to at least one good facial or full-body exfoliation treatment to buff off the old and bring in the new. Maintain the benefits by doing a gentle exfoliation once a week.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Eating a well-balanced diet and establishing a regular exercise routine is a year-round commitment you should take seriously for every seasons. A healthy, active lifestyle is the foundation for beautiful skin and will keep you feeling great all year long. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants can help reverse summer damage and boost your skin’s defenses against environmental aggravates. Include seasonal produce in your diet like pears, apples, pomegranates and oranges to boost antioxidant protection.
Re-up your skin care regime.
Adjust your skin care routine for winter and stock up on rich winter skin care products, especially your daily moisturizer. First, wash with warm water and a pH-balanced daily cleanser, follow with a toner that does not contain alcohol (the alcohol dries out your skin) and finish with a complex daily moisturizer.
Nothing is worse than cracked red lips in the fall and winter months. Find an ultra-luxurious lip balm you love and stock up for the season. Put one in your handbag, desk drawer and center console to ensure you are never without a quick fix for your lips.