If you’ve got an established skin care routine, then you already know how important it is to exfoliate. You may even have nailed down how often you need to exfoliate. OROGOLD congratulates you on your dedication to skin care. There is the small matter of the seasons changing though. As the weather cools, the change in temperatures and the like bring with them the need to adjust skin care routines to compensate. The fact is that cooler months tend to be drier and that is a problem for skin in more ways than one. This is going to be a brief guide in ways to experiment with altering your exfoliating routine as the weather cools.
Drier skin tends to lead to a faster build up on dead skin cells than you’ll normally experience during wetter months. There being less moisture going around to keep your skin healthy makes this seem initially obvious, but a lot of people forget to take this into account. A good rule of thumb is to simply increase the number of times you exfoliate. If you’re only doing so once or twice every two weeks, then try exfoliating once a week instead. Keep a close eye on your skin’s reaction, especially if you have sensitive skin, as it can give you an idea on how to fine tune how frequently you should exfoliate in the winter.
Opt for a Chemical Exfoliating Product
The dry air and cold are going to be a challenge for your skin without you contributing to it with a physical scrub. These are fairly good for months when the environment is less hostile to healthy skin as your skin can actually deal with the roughness then. Using physical scrubs in winter will just heap abuse on your skin though and it will have more difficulty dealing with the skin issues from your environment. A chemical exfoliating product, such as salicylic or ascorbic acid, will instead help the dead skin separate itself without harsh abrasion. The nature of the chemical will separate things all on its own. This does lead to one issue though: drier skin.
Your skin is going to be trying to dry out constantly as the weather turns and switching to a chemical exfoliating product isn’t going to help this. As a result, you need to make sure you have a high quality moisturizer that you trust ready for use in Fall and Winter. It is going to be one of the most vital parts of your skin care routine until the weather starts to warm up again. Never forget to moisturize after exfoliating. It will help offset the drier air. Don’t be afraid to moisturize more than once a day either. You may want to consider a very gentle cleanser between them though if you opt to do this. This will help ensure your skin can accept the moisture you’re trapping readily.
Fall doesn’t mean life altering changes to your skincare routine, but it does mean being a bit more aware. Colder months require more vigilance to maintain your skin’s health. Think of it like having to remember when you last put on your sunscreen in the heart of summer. OROGOLD hopes you’ll keep these suggestions in mind and that they help you stay ahead of the weather when it comes to your skin’s health.