Fall is here and most of us are rushing to break out our chunky knits and boots for the season. As the temperatures begin to shift your wardrobe isn’t the only thing you should be changing. Your skin care needs will also need to be addressed. It gets cooler outside and indoor temperatures start to rise as people adjust their thermostats. This combination really dries out your skin. Dry skin shows the effects of the aging and can irritate existing skin conditions. So it’s important to keep your skin hydrated especially during a transitional season like fall. Here are some tips to help keep your skin moisturized with the help of my partners at Neutrogena.
Hydrate From Within
I think a lot of us are better at keeping our water intake up when the weather is warmer and tend to let it slip as the weather cools down. This is a big mistake and it shows in your skin. Keeping your skin properly moisturized takes a multifaceted approach. Plus staying hydrated as a ton of other health benefits. There are a lot of ways to fit this one into your daily routine including apps to remind you to drink water. Also, there’s no shortage of stylish reusable water bottles on the market as well. According to the Mayo Clinic, an adequate daily intake for is women about 11.5 cups of water per day and for men, it’s about 15.5 cups. About 20% of our fluid intake will come from food. Women who are nursing should probably increase their fluid to about 13 cups a day. These are general recommendations but to learn more about your own individual needs, discuss it with your doctor or a dietician.
Now you need an effective quality moisturizer. The Hydro Boost line from Neutrogena offers just that. The Hydro Boost Gel-Cream is perfect for combating extra dry skin. It has the absorption power of a gel but the staying power of a cream. This product is dye and fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and you can wear it under your makeup. Your makeup will look even better on soft, supple skin. I noticed such an improvement in the way my usual products looked on once my skin had the proper hydration it needed. Also, remember when applying skincare products to your face, apply thinnest to thickest! It’s the easiest way to remember the order when it comes to applying serums, oil, moisturizers etc.
You can also experience this level of hydration on the rest of your body with the Hydro Boost Whipped Body Balm. The formula is very lightweight and absorbs nicely. There’s no greasy feeling like with some body balms and butters. It’s the kind of lotion you can apply and actually get your jeans on after. It’s paraben free and dermatologist tested. Pair the Body Balm with the Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream to instantly quench your body’s thirst. When you have the right product, you know it, you feel it. Your body locks in the moisture and your skin is instantly smooth as silk. So glad to have found this line and the fact it’s from Neutrogena makes me all the more happy!
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Don’t let the name intimidate you. All products in the Hydro Boost collection contain hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in the skin. It binds and regulates moisture at the cellular level. It’s pretty powerful. It can absorb up to 1000x its weight in water. Over time your natural levels can take a hit as you age so when applied topically it really allows your moisturizer to be applied not only more efficiently but also gives you better-looking skin. Due to its ability to retain and regulate moisture, hyaluronic acid plumps up the skin leaving it super soft and smooth. The plumping effect can even help blur or diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Properly hydrated skin not only feels better it looks better too. It’s also safe to use on all skin types including those with sensitive types.
Protect Your Skin
Even though most of us have said goodbye to summer we still need to protect our skin from damaging UV rays. Did you know that even on a cloudy day your skin can still be damaged by harmful rays? It’s important to wear sunscreen all year long and not just during the warmer months. Sun damage really dries out your skin and the effects can be seen for years to come especially after multiple burns. The Hydro Boost line also features a Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen with SPF 30. It’s broad spectrum protecting you from both UVA and UVB rays while hydrating your skin for up to 8 hours. It’s non-greasy and oil free. You should apply it 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Make sure to reapply at least once every two hours especially when swimming or sweating and immediately after towel drying.
There are multiple products in the Hydro Boost collection at excellent prices to keep you looking and feeling your best this fall. Smooth supple skin is something we can all get behind. What are some of your favorite ways to keep your skin hydrated as the weather changes this time of year?