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Cold weather beauty: how to protect your skin from the elements

Follow our tips to keep your skin hydrated and radiant during your cold weather excursions.

The feeling of crisp fall air on your face can feel refreshing, especially when you’re on a run working up a sweat. However, to keep your skin from looking dry and dull, your pre and post-workout beauty routines need to be adapted to the colder weather. Keep scrolling to find out how!

Pre-workout cold weather beauty routine

Apply face cream with SPF: UV rays are present year-round, even when it’s snowing or raining and contribute to premature aging. They can affect you no matter what activity you do outside (i.e. jogging along the shoreline at the beach, challenging yourself to complete a new hiking trail in the woods…). Shield yourself from the sun’s rays by applying face cream that contains SPF protection, like Biotherm’s Aquasource SPF15.

Layer up: It’s always tricky to know what to wear to work out in cold weather. A big coat is too hot, and shorts are definitely out. Layering up in loose clothing made out of breathable fabrics instead is your best bet. This will protect you from windburn, help keep you warm and wick away the sweat to avoid bacne and chafing.

Top tip: Whenever a body part is left uncovered in cold weather, you lose body heat from it. Your head, for example, can lose about 10%! For those days it’s extra chilly outside, pop on a hat and some gloves to keep your circulation pumping and give you a beautiful natural glow.

Post-workout cold weather beauty routine

Lower your shower’s temperature: During the colder months your skin tends to get dry from indoor heating and the cold air outside. Hot water is known to be drying, so avoid adding to the problem by keeping your showers short and lukewarm.

Moisturize right after a shower: Once you finish drying off, apply rich face cream like Blue Therapy Cream-in-Oil and body lotion. Your pores are open, so the creams can soak into your skin better and deeply moisturize it.

You may not be able to escape the cold weather, but now you know what to do to keep it from affecting your skin when you exercise outside!

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