It’s fair to say that winter in Florida is nowhere near the chilly, blustery winters that someone might experience in New York or Chicago, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get cold! Temperatures can still drop to an average of 61° Fahrenheit, after all.
When the air gets drier, you may start to see a difference in your skin, and that’s when the time comes for some much-needed treatment! Good skincare regimens can really slow the signs of aging and provide you with a glowing, vigorous appearance that is hard to ignore.
As winter is coming to Florida, we’ll offer some great tips to help you take care of your skin in these (slightly) colder months.
Moisturizing is key
Summers in Florida require wearing sun protection when outside, but you’ll find that you’ll need to call upon moisturizers more frequently to combat the drier air during winter. For oily skin, you’ll want to look for water-based moisturizers that aren’t going to clog your pores, but for dry skin, you may want to use oil-based options that can trap the moisture, especially when sleeping. Ingredients like glycerin, petrolatum, mineral oil, dimethicone, and hyaluronic acid are what you should be looking for in a moisturizer.
Keep in mind when cleaning your skin to use non-abrasive cleansers that are gentle and won’t dry out your skin. You don’t want to scrub hard on your face and remove all your natural oils. For those people with more sensitive skin, you might want to check which laundry product you’re using to wash your clothing and towels, as some brands can cause irritation. You could try this if you’re after a laundry detergent for sensitive skin, just to be sure.
Use sunblock now and then
While you definitely won’t need to apply sunblock as much as in summer, the UV rays can still be harmful if you know you’re going to be outside for several hours. It’s best to use a sunblock with an SPF of around 15 to deal with UVA and UVB rays in the winter months. Don’t forget to keep up your hydration levels too, as it’s often easy to forget the recommended 8 glasses of water when it’s not so hot outside. Your skin still needs hydrating and water helps to flush out toxins and enhance your appearance.
Don’t forget nutrients from food
Skincare doesn’t just include checking your face in the mirror and applying products, but also keeping an eye on what we eat. The right diet helps our skin tackle the winter and gives us the nutrients we need until spring rolls around. Foods rich in antioxidants are important, such as berries, beans, nuts, and green vegetables.
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Kailey graduated with a degree in Journalism and Religious Studies from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Now she lives a double life in Manitoba – writer by day and dance teacher by night. When she’s not at her computer, you’ll find her curled up with a glass of red wine and knitting, or obsessively taking photos of her puppy.