Preparing your Skin for the Fall and Winter Months
After a hot summer that seemed to never end, these colder days ahead are welcome changes, but they do raise some important questions about your skin care routine.
It is no secret that fall and winter months in Chandler, Arizona do not typically involve freezing temperatures or snow fall. You most likely will not need a fur coat or snow boots (unless you’re heading up to Flagstaff). However, Chandler does experience the same dry, cold air as other regions in the United States.
Continue reading our blog for an explanation of how to care for your skin during the colder season in the Phoenix area.
Skin Care Tips
Winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Starting a skin care regimen can prevent conditions that are caused by dry skin and can keep you looking younger, longer! What adjustments do you need to make to your routine? Here are some skin care tips that will keep your skin smooth and soft during fall and winter in the Valley.
Moisturize More For many people, the cold days of winter brings uncomfortable dryness to the skin. The best thing you can do for dry skin is to moisturize. Make sure you incorporate a face moisturizer in your daily routine to combat flaking, cracking, even eczema on your face. For the Fall and Winter, we suggest using an oil-based moisturizer because this type of moisturizer creates a protective layer on the skin to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated.
Stay Hydrated Drinking water is good for your overall health. Women have long believed staying hydrated helps skin stay young looking. While important all year long, hydration is the biggest key to healthy skin; and that all starts with drinking water.
Lightly Exfoliate Dry skin causes dead cells to build up on the surface of the skin. Exfoliating helps remove the buildup of dead cells, which helps moisturizers to sink in faster and deeper. At citrus massage, we offer an exfoliating hand and foot scrub to replenish your fingers, palms, toes and soles. It is important to note that you do not need to exfoliate daily or too harshly, as you do not want to strip the skin of its natural oils.
Stay Covered Up Harsh winds can cause serious damage to your skin. Make sure to wear appropriate clothes and outdoor gear that block the cold air from hitting your skin, stripping it of its natural oils.
Invest in a Humidifier If you have not already, you should invest in a humidifier. You can buy one at any retail store. A combination of running your home heating system and the drier Arizona weather can potentially dry out your skin. A humidifier will generate more moisture in the air and help prevent your skin from cracking and becoming damaged.
Avoid Extended Hot Baths or Showers After a chilly day, there is nothing better than a hot bath or shower. Unfortunately, doing so can further dehydrate your skin. We suggest bathing in lukewarm water, using a gentle cleanser, avoiding harsh soaps with chemicals that can dry out the skin, and to keep your showers or baths shorter.
Treat Yourself to A Spa Day At Citrus Massage
Cozy up at Citrus Massage and let our team of experienced massage therapists treat you this Fall and Winter. All of our products moisturize your skin are refreshingly light, deeply calming, invigorating. Contact us today or book an appointment online. We look forward to helping you feel relaxed, refreshed and renewed.