Colorado’s climate is usually dry because of its location, with fairly large temperature differences during the day. Summers are hot and winters are cold, making the temperature swings subject your skin to dryness, sunburns and aging.
What impact does Colorado’s climate have on your skin?
Humidity and low temperatures lead to dry, cracked skin and thus premature aging. But dryness can also occur in the warm season, along with sunburn and heat rash.
In the hot season, one has to take into account the risks of sunburns which unfortunately lead to skin cancers or in happier cases to loss of skin elasticity. But the sun is also dangerous in winter when combined with the glare of the snow for both skin and eyes, as exposure to snow radiation can cause eye burns.
Prolonged lifetime exposure can lead to cataracts in old age, so wearing sunglasses even in winter can protect you from this.
Top 3 Skin Care Tips
1. Skin care routine
Proper skin care routine is essential in our lives, regardless of the climate where we are living in. Independent of external factors, the skin goes through a natural aging process, and with proper skin care we can prevent premature aging, sunburn or other skin problems.
In our skincare routine we must first take into account the type of skin we may have (dry, oily, or combination) and then we will apply our skincare products. Along with the identification of the skin type, the order of application of the cosmetic products must also be taken into account.
Both morning care (cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing) and evening care are equally important and should be part of your daily skin care routine.
2. Skin and body hydration
When it comes to hydrating the body, we know we’re hydrated before we feel thirsty. This means drinking water regularly. Through a balanced intake of fluids we take care of our insides. Along with water, fruits also helps a lot in hydrating the body. Eaten in the morning, every day and without being combined with other foods, the vitamins in fruit are best assimilated. But what about our skin?
Moisturizing from the outside should take place both after showering (to avoid drying out the skin) and before and after the beach. Too much sun dehydrates and irritates the skin, so make sure you apply proper skin care after everyday at the beach.
3. Sun protection in winter and summer
Colorado is also home to very high altitudes, which exposes the skin to a risk from UV rays that can cause skin cancer and premature aging. Sunscreen is the most important weapon against UV rays, especially when we decide to expose ourselves to sun and water. Whether in winter or summer, the cream protects us if we apply it at least 20 minutes before sun exposure and with a minimum of 30 SPF.
The cream should be applied generously to sun-exposed areas.