Labor Day weekend is almost here, and so marks the end of the summer season. With the weather slowly beginning to cool down, many of us will also change up our skin care routines. Just when we got used to applying (and reapplying) sunscreen and light moisturizers, now that routine gets traded in for something much more moisture intensive.
For those with sensitive skin or skin conditions, it can be difficult to find a good routine that is easy to stick with. Sometimes a favorite product changes or becomes unavailable. Other times they simply aren’t effective enough.
The journey to better skin care throughout the year can be complicated and frustrating.
How the Switch to Cooler Temperatures Affects the Skin
Just like the heat and humidity can cause irritating skin issues to creep up, such as heat rashes, sunburns, and conditions like tinea versicolor to act up - temperature changes to the cooler side can cause dry and itchy skin.
The skin needs moisture to maintain it’s health, elasticity, and youthfulness. Often, once the temperatures cool down, daily water intake also declines. This is a huge mistake to maintaining healthy skin, which is why it’s important to keep track and try to have at least 8 glasses a day.
Natural Skin Care
When looking to change up a skin care routine, opting for a moisturizer with natural ingredients is a great choice. Skin is actually the largest organ of the body, and absorbs much of what it is exposed to. Healthy oils such as coconut, kukui nut, moroccan (argan), and macadamia nut deliver much needed moisture, plus many numerous added benefits!
Not All Moisturizers Are Created Equal
One of the crucial steps to keeping skin healthy all year round is making sure to use an appropriate moisturizer. Whether you opt for a body oil, cream, or lotion, check the ingredients to make sure
Some moisturizers contain more chemicals than anything remotely natural. Initial use may give the false hope that the skin is moisturized. However, more often than not these chemicals can dry your skin out more than actually help to nourish it. Read the labels carefully to make an informed choice before you purchase.