Though you may have looked forward to summer all year, it's hard to deny that the hot temperatures and bright sun likely took a toll on your skin. Not only that, but any trips to the beach or swims in pool could leave your skin a bit more damaged than it was a few months ago. But with cooler weather approaching, now's a good time to revitalize your skin to make sure it is ready for the cold winter months.
The first step is also the easiest. Experts stress the importance of staying well hydrated to help replenish your skin. According to lifescript.com, you should drink about half of your weight in ounces each day in water. In other words, if you weigh 120 pounds, drinking about 60 ounces will keep your skin healthy and free of toxins.
Of course, there's more to fall skin care than drinking water. Specifically, you should pay attention to your lips. Whether you prefer lip balm or vitamin E sticks, experts stress the importance of guarding against chapping. Not only will it help repair them from the summer heat, but it will also guard against the harsh winter conditions as well.
Coming down with a cold or the flu can wreak havoc on your skin, so make sure to stay healthy. There are a number of ways to go about doing so, but experts suggest one of the best ways is to get plenty of vitamin C. Not only will it help you from getting sick, but vitamin C (along with vitamins A and E) is good for the skin. Luckily, there are many ways to get the beneficial nutrients.
"Try snacking on blueberries, strawberries, grapefruit, kale, spinach, and different kinds of peppers." Dr. Doris Day told WebMD.
What are your skincare tips for the fall?