As the sun begins to lessen and temperatures drop, most of us continue to use the same products we used during the summer. While some products like sunscreen should definitely be used year-round, other products need to be swapped out depending on the season. In addition, your skin should ideally also be checked over by a professional periodically, with the occasional skin treatments Vancouver.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 mistakes you’re probably making in your skincare routine.
Over-drying Your Skin
While most skin types can’t handle foaming cleansers as they’re too harsh and strip the skin of its natural oils, using one in the winter is especially drying. The tight feeling after you wash your skin means it’s been stripped of its hydration. Your skin should, instead, feel comfortable, clean and hydrated.
Opt for a cream cleanser, balm or oil cleanser instead. We love this one by SkinCeuticals.
Not Wearing Sunscreen
It’s a common misconception that you don’t need to wear sunscreen during the winter, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Even during the cold winter months in climates like Vancouver or England that are damp and get almost no sun, the sun’s UVA/UVB rays still manage to peak through and age your skin.
This popular sunscreen by SkinCeuticals is an incredible way to protect your skin year-round.
Forgetting About Supplements & Nutrition
Nutrition year-round is incredibly important for your overall health and wellbeing, but it’s especially fundamental during winter. Treating your skin from within with the right food and supplements is equally as important as treating it from the outside with the right products.
You want to focus on whole foods that are minimally processed and give your body everything it needs to maintain healthy, glowing skin. Supplement-wise, you can opt for biotin, Vitamin D, B-complex or Vitamins A and E. For the right dosages and the right combination of vitamins and minerals for you, you should consult with your doctor.
It’s easy to stick to your regular everyday light moisturizer or serum during wintertime, but that’s a big no-no. Serums aren’t nearly as efficient at providing dry winter skin with the necessary hydration as thicker moisturizers are.
During the winter, indoor heating is on blast and cold, dry winds wreak havoc on your skin. Those with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis will usually notice their conditions worsen. This means you need a thick, nourishing and extra hydrating moisturizer – more than what you’re used to.
We love this Emollience Moisturizer, by SkinCeuticals as it’s perfect for normal to dry skin or those who live in particularly dry climates or high altitudes.
Sharing a Towel
You shouldn’t be sharing a towel with the other people in your house for hygiene reasons. Furthermore, not having a towel just for your face is another big mistake, as bacteria from your hands and other parts of your body can worsen your skin, especially if you’re acne-prone. Have a towel just for your face that gets changed regularly.
If you’re looking for an upgrade to your skincare routine or need professional skin treatments Vancouver, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We would love to help get your skin glowing!