As the seasons change and the air turns crisper, it's essential to adapt your self-care routine to keep your skin radiant and overall well-being in check. Fall and winter can be challenging for your skin, with cooler temperatures and lower humidity levels potentially causing dryness, dullness, and even irritation. But fear not! With the right self-care tips and fantastic product recommendations, you can keep your skin glowing and vibrant throughout these colder months.
As someone who has sensitive, acne prone skin and lives in Chicago, where pollution is awful and winters are harsh, I have gone through the tedious process of curating the perfect skin care routine to nurture my skin and prevent aging. So, stay tuned, because this blog I will share my tried-and-true self care tips and recommend affordable skin care for my girlies our there who are looking to stay glowing and fresh-faced this fall + winter.
Hydrate from the Inside-Out
First and foremost you have to build a healthy foundation for your products to work with. Which starts with how we hydrate our bodies from within.
As we know, fall and winter often bring dry air, which can strip the moisture from our skin. You can bring to counter this by drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated from the inside out. Now, I know drinking water can be challenging for some of us, myself included. But something that helps keep me drinking my 64oz of water a day, is getting a cute water bottle to carry around with me while I work and run errands.
I LOVE my Simple Modern 40 oz Tumbler in blush pink. It keeps my drinks cold for hours on end and has a leak proof top, unlike the Stanley cups, so your water bottle won’t leak on you while at the gym, in the car, at the office, or in bed.
As the cold weather approaches our skin becomes dry and lacks moisture. You may feel the effects of dry skin when your face feels tight, dry and may even look lackluster and dull. My favorite way to combat this lackluster appearance is using skin care products that are designed to penetrate the skin barrier and another product to seal the skin barrier and promote skin health.
My tried-and true is the COSRX 96% Snail Mucin Serum. This Korean skin care secret is an all natural product that promotes a plump, glowing, healthy moisturized skin barrier. My favorite way to apply this is right after my nightly shower when my skin is still damp. I will then lock in this product with a thick vitamin based moisturizer to seal in the hydration all night long. I have been using the daily Cerave Moisturizer for almost 6 years now, and as someone with sensitive, acne prone skin this moisturizer has never done me wrong.
3. Invest in a Humidifier
Combat the dry indoor air caused by heating systems by using a humidifier in your home. This tip is super easy to incorporate into your daily routine and is very affordable. I use a small humidifier that fits perfectly on my night stand. This 5 in 1 Ultrasonic Humidifier on Amazon is a super cute decor piece and is also functional as it keeps the room hydrated in turn, will help maintain your skin's moisture balance, preventing it from drying out.
Exfoliating, especially as the cold weather approaches, is SO important to keep that summer glow you’ve had all summer. My tried and true exfoliator is the Peach Slices Exfoliating Acne Toner. For all my girls out there who are acne prone or who have sensitive skin will LOVE this product. It’s been a whole year now that I've been using this product and I can assure you my skin is thanking me. My face is supple, glowing, and my acne scars and active breakout have subsided significantly.
5. Nourish with Antioxidants
Antioxidants combat the free radicals that can cause premature aging and skin damage. Incorporate products rich in antioxidants into your routine, such as vitamin C serums like the TruSkin Vitamin C Serum which is meant to brighten your skin, reduce dark spots, under eye bags, and acne spots. This product has also shown to protect your skin against environmental stressors and prevent aging.
Taking care of your skin and overall well-being during fall and winter doesn't have to be a chore or expensive. With these affordable, self-care tips and product recommendations, you can keep your skin glowing and looking fresh-faced all season long.
It’s also important to remember that self-care is not just about appearances; it's about feeling good inside and out. Embrace these practices, and you'll enjoy a vibrant and radiant fall and winter season.
Stay mindful, stay inspired, and stay beautiful!