Natural Ways to Hydrate Your Skin Through the Chilly Season
Fall is in full force and while we love the beautiful colors of the season, not to mention our favorite comfort foods (pumpkin pie anyone?), we don’t love what it does to our skin.
Sure, midterm stress may be the cause of that stress breakout on your chin, but you can thank the change in season for those annoying flaky bits of skin you just can’t seem to get rid of. When you’re dealing with exams and this busy time of year, the last thing you need on your plate is skin that just won’t cooperate.
So stick to the things that matter and let us sort out your skin care woes for you. Here are three of our top tips to say adios to dry, dull skin once and for all!
1. Invest In A Humidifier You see the word 'invest' and your heart probably skips a beat. Invest usually refers to a large sum of money, but in this instance, that’s not the case! Sure, you’ll need to save up two or three days of lunch money, but it will be well worth it when you see the change in your skin and your sinuses!
The dry air from indoor heating sucks moisture out of the air as well as your skin. By replacing this lost moisture back into the air with a humidifier, you can start to breathe easy again (literally and figuratively) because not only will your sinuses feel soothed and hydrated, but your skin will start to glow with dewy hydration too. Phew!
This nifty humidifier is the perfect size for your dorm room and turns a bottle of water into your own personal humidifier!
2. Switch Up Your Skincare Routine Now that the air is drier, both indoors and outdoors, your skin craves a little deeper hydration, but don’t panic, that doesn’t mean you will breakout! In fact, by skipping the moisturizer, you put your skin at greater risk for breakouts, as your skin will try to make up for the lack of moisture often by over-producing sebum and this is when you’ll notice blemishes.
Don’t skip the moisturizer, but do rely on natural ingredients that will keep your skin perfectly balanced and hydrated, while preventing breakouts at the same time. Our multi-vitamin HYDRATE Anytime Facial Moisturizer will leave skin feeling refreshed and hydrated, but with no greasy feel.
3. Munch on Hydrating Foods Hydrating your skin from the inside out is one of the best ways to keep it supple and moisturized. With this in mind, you may want to avoid the sugary, processed snacks that not only leave you feeling sluggish, but suck water out of your skin cells and take a mild dry skin problem to a whole new level.
Fruits like strawberries, cucumbers, pineapple and watermelon are a few of the top contenders when it comes to water content, but we agree that you may prefer a warmer alternative.
Butternut squash is a great hydrating veggie and this stuffed butternut squash is easy to whip up at your next family get together.
However, if you’re looking for a decadent, hydrating breakfast that is easy-peasy to whip up in your dorm room, then this delicious chocolate oatmeal is for you!
We hope these tips help you to enjoy happier and more hydrated skin all season long!