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Embrace the change in air

Published : Oct 7, 2013, 8:08 pm IST
Updated : Oct 7, 2013, 8:08 pm IST

Fall has officially arrived and winter is right around the corner. As the seasons change, so should your skin care regimen. Hot showers and dry air can wreak havoc on your skin. With the season rotation, one needs to switch to a more season-appropriate skin care routine, treating the whole transition process like a personal makeover.

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Fall has officially arrived and winter is right around the corner. As the seasons change, so should your skin care regimen. Hot showers and dry air can wreak havoc on your skin. With the season rotation, one needs to switch to a more season-appropriate skin care routine, treating the whole transition process like a personal makeover. Different skin types react differently to change in weather. For some, the skin may become oily and for others it may be dry and patchy. Here are some seasonal skin care tips to make your skin look and feel gorgeous.

Oily Skin: As the daily temperature falls steadily, avoid medicated soaps, instead use mild soaps. In case of an acne breakout, which is common occurance during season change, use a mild local antibiotic cream. Choose liquid foundations that have a very low incidence of skin irritation and acne. A sunscreen containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide should be preferred. Cleansing, toning and moisturising are a must Do not use a cream-based moisturiser

 

Dry skin: Dry and sensitive skin becomes itchy and flaky. Use mild cleanser for sensitive skin. Milk can be used as a cleanser as well. Liquid-based moisturiser is preferred as compared to cream based. While waterproof cosmetics like mascara are always preferred, they end up making the skin dry. Avoid waterproof cosmetics. Hand and body lotion is a must but the base should be light. Avoid using sunscreen with higher SPF.

Try to avoid: Avoid artificial chemicals on your skin. Prolong exposure to hot sun or dry windy winters Harsh soaps, lotions and scrubs Avoid excessive hot or cold showers Avoid blow dryers and hot irons Tonner and astringents

 

Just because the weather is not as hot that doesn’t mean you should ease up on the necessary amount of water you drink per day. Consuming water is good for your internal system year round. It will make your skin exude a healthy glow. So even if you’re not feeling as parched as you might in the middle of July, continue to drink as much water you can. Include lot of green veggies and seasonal fruits in your diet. Changing season can affect the skin adversely; so ensure you include vitamin C and minerals in your regular diet. Spinach, papaya, French beans, jackfruits, grapes, figs, peaches, guava and melons are good options.

The author is the chairperson, Blossom Kochhar Beauty Products Pvt Ltd.