Is your skin routine prepared?
The lightweight moisturizers and facial creams necessary to keep summertime skin fresh are just about ready to be retired for the season as fall and winter’s winds prepare to chap lips, whip skin and dry out the face.
Some local beauty experts gave some tips for making sure your face is prepared.
The most important time of day to moisturize your face is before you go to bed, says Shelly Hayes, assistant administrator at Rudae’s School of Beauty Culture, as the dry heat blasted from furnaces can dry out your face. The best moisturizers come in liquid or cream form, versus oil drops, she says.
The difference is that oils seal in moisture already in the skin, but they don’t penetrate, Heidi Waldorf, associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, told O, The Oprah Magazine. Creams and lotions pull moisture from the air and are absorbed into the skin’s outer layer, which plumps it.
“It will dry the skin out and cause more wrinkles,” she says. “It’s absolutely terrible for your skin.”
Hayes also suggests avoiding any product for the lip or face with a fragrance, especially if you have sensitive skin: A product like a bubble gum lip gloss or lip stick can have ingredients that may trigger a skin reaction.
“When your skin is dryer, it’s going to absorb the product in,” she says.