We’re welcoming winter in New York soon and with that comes dry skin. My daughters are switching up their skincare routine to make sure they have the right products to take on the colder months! There are tons of skin care products on the market and it can feel overwhelming when it comes to choosing the right options for your skin type. Seasons change, there are hormonal changes especially in teens and living a healthy lifestyle sometimes isn’t the only thing we need to do to take care of our skin. Moreover, creating a skin-care routine you can stick to and a healthy balanced diet are essential for the skin of your dreams.
I’ll break down how we go about finding new products and give you a list for your teens and tweens to try out!
Knowing your type of skin is the first step to figuring out your skin care routine. The teenage years can be tougher on young skin due to excess oil production and hormonal inbalances. The skin types are dry skin, oily, sensitive and combination. Plenty of beauty products are on the market that target each skin concern and it’s even better if you can find board-certified dermatologist approved options. One thing to note, skin care is not just for your face! Body lotion and taking care of our skin everywhere is important, as well.
Cold weather is already here and that can dry all of us out. Water loss is something we don’t want to have to worry about, so not only is moisturizing important in products, but we need to be drinking enough water throughout the day, as well. The secret to youthful skin is taking care of ourselves inside and out. Just because it’s cold, it doesn’t mean the sun isn’t out! Sun protection is still a necessity, so wear sunscreen daily! You can even find a daily moisturizer that has SPF in it.
Do’s and Don’ts
First thing, we need to shop for our skin type. For example, if you have acne-prone skin or sensitive skin, you don’t want products that contain essential oils. Those will irritate your skin even more and cause it to inflame. For example, hyaluronic acid is great for dry skin and mattifying products that are oil free work well for oily skin. We all need to be wearing moisturizer, especially in the winter months. Keeping the natural oils balanced on our skin can feel like a tricky game, but trial and error is welcome. That’s how we figure out what works best for us! The basics we need are face wash, toner, moisturizer and chapstick. Start there and then you can add the fancy stuff in!
Let me know what products your teens are loving lately!
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