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Six ways to improve your complexion this winter

Six ways to improve your complexion this winter

Cold weather can affect us in many ways, from drier skin to achier joints and muscles. So, now is an excellent time to start switching our skincare routines from their summer products to the more moisturizing winter products. And, in case you've been neglecting your skin during your summer fun, let's take a look at ways to improve your complexion this winter.

Gordon Dickerson
Sep 30, 2021

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The weather is finally transitioning from hot and humid to cool and crisp. Soon, the cold weather will present its own problems to our health and wellbeing - not just mentally as some people suffer from seasonal affective disorder - but also to us physically. Cold weather can affect us in many ways, from drier skin to achier joints and muscles. So, now is an excellent time to start switching our skincare routines from their summer products to the more moisturizing winter products. And, in case you've been neglecting your skin during your summer fun, let's take a look at ways to improve your complexion this winter.

Make a dermatological appointment

If you really have been neglecting your skin's needs this summer or haven't been to a dermatologist in a long time, it's a great idea to book an appointment to see a doctor specializing in skin health and care as soon as possible. Sure, we're all busy, and with kids being back and school and the holidays fast approaching, you may be tempted to put this off or feel too tired to add one more thing to your list; but grab an iced coffee (it's still warm outside) and head to your dermatologist. They can also address any other skin issues you may have noticed, like rashes or moles. It's just a good idea to get a thorough once over of your skin, learn your skin type and get any prescription medications that can help you overcome any issues you may have.

You are what you eat

As tempting as it is to start indulging in more sugary treats as soon as Starbucks starts churning out the Pumpkin Spice Lattes, resist the temptation to overindulge in sugars and over processed foods. You may already know, but sugar is highly inflammatory, and it doesn't spare your skin when it comes to showing inflammation. Additionally, it would be best if you were trying to eat as nutritious as possible for your overall wellbeing but absolutely for your skin's sake as well.

Supplement when necessary

You may have already heard about supplements like Biotin when looking for ways to improve the health of your hair, but this supplement packs a powerful punch when it comes to skin-clearing as well. Other supplements worth including collagen peptides increase skin's elasticity and give you a more youthful appearance. Collagen strengthens hair and bones, so if you suffer from aching joints in the winter, it will help you in that department.

Don't stop hydrating even if it's cold outside

Sure, you've been hydrating all summer long because, well, it's been hot outside, and you've likely been more active. But making sure you get in your recommended eight glasses a day is still essential during fall and winter. With the drier and colder weather, your skin is more prone to drying out and even chapping in some more extreme cases. So it's essential to hydrate your skin from within and make sure you're still drinking plenty of water every day.

Winterize your daily products

Depending on your skin type, you may be foregoing moisturizer every day in the spring and summer. For people with oily skin types, serums or primers may be all they need in the summer. No matter your skin type, you want to make sure that you're moisturizing every day in the fall and winter. If you need to go with an oil-absorbing moisturizer, that's fine, but you want to ensure that you're still hydrating your skin. If you are prone to dry skin year-round, go with an ultra-moisturizing facial cream to keep your skin hydrated and youthful.

Stick with it, no matter what

One of the best things you can do to improve your skin's health is to stick to all these tips and any other parts of your health and wellness routine. If you skip days or fall asleep with your makeup on, you're just setting yourself back, and your goals become more complex and harder to reach. So, make sure that you're taking time for yourself in the morning and evening to honor not only your skin but the rest of yourself as well. Self-care is incredibly important, and your skin is just one part of that. So stay the course, and you will see results faster, and they'll be long-lasting. Here's to your skin health, and enjoy your winter!

Gordon Dickerson | Gordon Dickerson is the founder of J.C.H, a one-person company that helps employers with resumes, cover letters, bios, LinkedIn profiles, and other employment-related documents. John also provides career coaching and advice on how to follow up on resumes, and he will also link clients with recruiters in their field. Gordon 's inherent passion for working with people and counseling them on their careers led him to extend his services to include career coaching, which he has been happily doing since 2008.


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