Rancho Cordova, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2007
Regardless of skin type, the cooler, dryer weather of autumn and winter brings with it a whole new set of skincare concerns. Skincare-News.com's latest article, "The Skincare Switch-Up," helps readers decide which products to toss, which new products to try and which products to keep using this season for flawlessly glowing skin.
As the weather cools off, the skin's demand for moisture revs up. Moisturizer is a key component to a successful wintertime skincare routine for the entire body. Start adding moisture back into the skin with every shower by trading in deodorizing or heavily scented soaps and shower gels for moisturizing or hydrating body washes and cleansers. Autumn and winter are also an ideal time to indulge in moisture-rich body butters and creams.
Now is also the perfect time to baby the hands and feet. In particular, the feet. After a summer of saltwater, chlorine and open-toed shoes and sandals, the skin of the feet can be dry, cracked, flaking and peeling. Rejuvenate them with a buffer designed for feet, and then a smoothing cream that contains alpha-hydroxy acid. For the hands, try a pair of moisturizing gloves that can be worn nightly to hydrate and soften.
The delicate skin of the face will also appreciate an amended skincare routine in the autumn. If skin is oily or acne prone, a normal cleansing routine may now seem a bit too drying, especially for those who have been using salicylic acid on a daily basis. To avoid over-drying the skin, yet still prevent blemishes or breakouts, try cycling the use of any salicylic-based cleansers or treatment products to once a day, or even once every other day. Moisturizer for the face will also need to be adjusted. Dry or combination skin will benefit from adding a hyaluronic acid serum to their routine. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding agent that is naturally present in the skin, and will hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
All skin types will benefit from using a richer moisturizer, as well. Oily skin may want to incorporate a product for combination skin into their routine, especially at night. Drier skin types can use a super-hydrating fluid in order to keep skin comfortably moisturized.
Sunburn, chlorine, and saltwater can all leave the skin looking dull, flakey and lifeless, making a season-suitable exfoliator another important part of a skincare routine. For oily or combination skin, there are a variety of masks that will polish away flakes without over-drying the skin. Dry skin types should try a gommage exfoliant, which will gently buff away dryness. A mask is also a great way to breathe new life into summer-weary skin.
The one product to continue using all year long: sunscreen. Sun damage can occur 365 days a year -- even on a cloudy day or while sitting at an office desk. Continue to use sun block on a daily basis, even in the autumn and winter.
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