Autumn in Plano, TX, means cooler temperatures, warm beverages, and cozy blankets. However, with the welcoming of the new season, many people may also be experiencing dry skin. Dry skin can lead to rough patches, itching, irritation, and even bleeding if not managed properly.
During the summer, the air is inevitably more humid, which leaves room in your skincare routine for lightweight formulas and maybe even skipping moisturizers. But with the drop in temperature, the air gets drier, and it’s time to update your routine to keep your skin healthy and happy. These tips can help you manage your dry skin all fall and winter long!
Limit Baths and Showers
Many people think of this time of year and imagine warm baths, but this may not be the best choice for your skin. Hot, long showers dry out and irritate your skin. Stick to warm water and limit your shower to 10 minutes max.
Further, your cleanser can strip your skin of the natural nutrients it needs to stay hydrated. Be sure to use a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser and avoid overworking the skin when you lather.
Apply a heavy moisturizer to your entire body after the shower. This will trap any moisture in the skin, which is very important in these drier months. It’s also a good habit to apply moisturizer on your hands after washing them to prevent them from drying out from excessive hand-washing.
The type of moisturizer you use is important as well. During the colder months, you may want to opt for an ointment or cream since they tend to hydrate the skin better. Some ingredients to look for include hyaluronic acid, glycerin, jojoba oil, and shea butter.
Try A Humidifier
If you experience extremely dry skin, you may also benefit from a humidifier. Adding some humidity back into your environment can help add some much-needed moisture to the air and your skin. Plug it in your bedroom overnight or in a room you spend a great deal of time in.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re still struggling to get your dry skin under control, consider speaking with Dr. Wright at Skin MD & Beyond. She has been providing her excellent services to the Plano, TX, area since 1996. Schedule a consultation today at (972) 608-0808 and get started on the journey to healthier skin.