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We've Got Your Guide On How to Prepare Your Skin for the Fall/Winter Months (So Don't Worry)

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Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate.  Did I mention to hydrate?

The colder it becomes, the more important it is to accommodate that change by switching up your skin routine.  It’s common for your cleanser and your moisturizer to be the focus of that change. In the cooler months it’s necessary to make sure we are using products that help to sufficiently exfoliate and hydrate the skin.  Cleansers that don’t strip the skin of necessary oils are important during this time. Urban Skin Rx's, Anti-Aging Cleansing Bar is the perfect cleanser for the fall and winter.  Its innovative formula was designed to exfoliate dead skin cells to prevent a dull complexion while still providing extreme hydration; making it the perfect go to cleanser to combat the effects of the cooler environment. 

Changing up your routine doesn’t have to be complicated.  For example, if you have oily, acne prone skin, and typically use products that are more drying, you will aim to balance the drying effect with the natural loss of moisture from the cold.  If you are using products targeted to improve acne and oily prone skin like our Clear Complexion Acne Serum and/or our Clarifying Gly/Sal Pads and notice more dryness than you’d like, we suggest making a couple of changes regarding the frequency of use.  You can try switching from using these products every day to every other day and see how that works out for your skin after a week or so. You could also consider incorporating more moisture into your routine. Our new Hydranutrient Radiance Restore Oil  (Coming soon!) is perfect for nourishing your skin with powerful antioxidants, omegas, and vitamin A to keep skin hydrated and protected. 

For those with dry and eczema prone skin, you may find yourself needing A LOT of extra moisture during this time. Consider switching your cleanser to our bestselling Anti-Aging Cleansing Bar as it is great for restoring moisture and will not further compromise the additional dryness you may be experiencing.  Also, our Hydrabalance Instant Moisturize Infusion can be incorporated into your evening routine, revealing beautifully balanced and hydrated skin when you awake.  If you find yourself with dry patches and flare ups, our Aloe Cort Calming Cream will soothe any irritation and relieve itchiness, leaving your skin feeling calm.

While topical products are extremely important to keep our skin beautiful, we also need to keep in mind to hydrate from within.  Drinking adequate amounts fluids consistently throughout the day and considering using a humidifier in cooler months, will help you to stay hydrated from the inside and out.

The key is to “listen” to your skin and don’t be afraid to switch things up to give it what it needs to thrive during any weather.

If you are unsure of what to add or subtract concerning your regimen don’t forget our melanin experts at Urban Skin Rx are always available and happy to help you with your skin care concerns!

 

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