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Skincare Tips for Chilly Weather


Colder Weather Can Make Skin Act Up

As the weather dips and all things pumpkin spice infiltrate our snacks, it’s time to think about more than just what boots to buy this year. Your skincare routine may need fine-tuning to adapt to the autumn ahead.

Cold air has less moisture, and toasty heaters dry out the air indoors. During fall and winter your skin may show signs of dryness. But I have oily, acne-prone skin, you may protest. I would love to have dry skin!

However, many people experience more breakouts when the weather turns crisp. That’s because when your skin’s natural moisture barrier is compromised, it isn’t able to fight bacteria and infection as well. Then your oil glands try to overcompensate by creating loads of sebum. And thus, zits can actually run rampant in the fall and winter seasons.

 

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If this happens to you, continue to use your Clearogen 3-Step Acne Treatment but also focus on retaining moisture. One way is to reduce how often you are using your Clearogen Clarifying Toner to every other day, or even every three days. This should help you defeat dryness, while still fighting breakouts.

An obvious, but essential, reminder: You need to moisturize. While Clearogen Acne Lotion does have moisturizing benefits, many users may need a bit more, especially during the colder months. Dr. Alex Khadavi, creator of Clearogen, suggests CeraVe lotions. These widely-available (and affordable!) moisturizers are a dermatologist-favorite because they repair the skin’s moisture barrier without clogging pores or causing irritation. Apply after your acne lotion.

Another possible culprit for cold-weather breakouts? Touching your face! Germs spread faster during cold spells, when people stay inside more. Your hands may encounter more bacteria than usual. Oh, and you may be slathering on rich hand cream throughout the season, making your fingertips acne-igniting nightmares.

Finally, no matter how cold your morning feels, don’t crank your shower to the hottest setting! That intense heat can dry out skin and even cause redness and irritation. Warm, not hot, is best.

With these simple tips, and a few tweaks to your beauty routine, you can survive the fall festival of pimples this year. Now, which way to the hayride?


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Expert Thoughts

Acne-prone skin needs moisturizer, particularly during colder, drier months of the year. In addition to your Clearogen routine, consider using CeraVe lotions to repair skin's moisture barrier without clogging pores.

- Dr. Alex Khadavi -