You’ve probably heard before that you shouldn’t stay out too long in the cold because you can catch a cold. From what we hear during our childhood, many of us believe that cold weather is cause for illness. This, however, is a misconception. Cold weather itself isn’t directly responsible for causing people to get sick. It is true that colds and viruses are seasonal, with increased risk during the fall and winter. This is important to understand because it allows us to take precautions during these months. The science still isn’t entirely clear why viruses are seasonal, but there are some pretty good theories to explain it.
As summer turns into fall, there are many changes that not only happen to the weather but to our skin as well. Some people have a skin care routine that they use all year round regardless of the season. However, it’s a good idea to change it up from time to time to account for seasonal changes that may be affecting your skin. If you find that your skin care routine is more effective during some parts of the year but not others, you may want to adjust it based on the weather. Continue reading to learn more about how seasonal changes affect your skin and how you can adjust your skincare routine.
Fall is a time of change. The leaves turn different colors, the weather begins to cool down, and people get into the holiday spirit. But with a change in weather also comes a change in our skin. Our skin reacts to weather differently, sometimes for the good and sometimes for the worse. During the frigid temperatures of fall and winter, when the air is often dry, our skin can be robbed of vital moisture and nutrients. Some skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can flare up during the winter months, causing excess dryness and irritation. Luckily, there are ways you can prepare for the coming cold season and routines you can follow to help combat dry skin.
With Thanksgiving having just ended and Christmas and New Years’ right around the corner, it’s easy to get carried away with over-consuming food and drink during the holidays. Family and friends come together to enjoy each other’s company, have a few laughs and, perhaps, eat a slice or two of your mom’s delicious apple pie. These are cheerful times indeed, but it’s also important to remain balanced and practice moderation to prevent feelings of regret after the holidays. Heavy meals during the holidays contribute to rapid weight gain which can lead to stretch marks if it gets out of control. Managing your food portions is no easy task, but with a few pointers and words of motivation, you may just want to start your New Year’s resolution early.