Taking care of your redhead skin is important regardless of the weather. Here, we take a look at the top tips for ensuring your skin is always glowing –– no matter what time of year it is!
1. Moisturize daily
Your lightweight summer moisturizer won’t cut it in these colder months. Choose one with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which help bind moisture to the skin and keep it healthy and hydrated.
2. Eat smart
Change up your diet and add some healthy fats like walnuts and avocados which are thought to help dry skin. Drink plenty of water.
3. Exfoliate weekly
Get rid of unwanted dry flaky skin by gently exfoliating. Try to avoid “physical” scrubs that contain bits of grain in it; these can be rough on sensitive skin and can cause more problems than they solve. Instead, look for a chemical exfoliant. There are two main types of chemical exfoliants. AHA’s (Alpha hydroxy acids) include ingredients like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and malic acid, while BHA’s (Beta hydroxy acids) include salicylic acid. We recommend exfoliating 1-2 times a week, depending on how much your redhead skin needs it.
4. Use an antioxidant serum
Antioxidant serums are great for using all year round. Look for ingredients like vitamins A, C, and E, as well as niacinamide. If you’re sensitive, be careful with anything containing vitamin A or C in as these can cause a bit of redness and discomfort until the skin adjusts.
5. Don’t forget your SPF
Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you should skip this vital step! Believe it or not, the sun’s UV rays can penetrate through the cloud, so make sure you’ve stocked up on your favorite facial SPF (50, obvs) to protect skin from sun damage and sunspots.
6. Use a mild cleanser
Find a cleanser to use every day with zero perfume/fragrance. Ingredients like chamomile and oatmeal are great for sensitive skin. Using the wrong cleanser each day can strip the skin of its vital top barrier and lead to dryness, irritation, and even blemishes.
7. Have warm, not boiling, showers
Many of us love a good hot shower especially during the colder months but try to refrain. It’s doing your skin no good. Instead, opt for a warm shower.
8. Pamper yourself with a weekly face mask
There are many skin masks out there, but don’t be scared to dabble in a bit of home DIY. Honey, oatmeal, avocado, and mashed banana are all ingredients you can find in your cupboard that help to nourish and moisturize skin.
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