The same way you switch your wardrobe or adjust your diet towards the new season, you should adapt your skincare, too. Depending on where you live, climate can make a more or less harsh impact on your skin. Cold weather can cause damage to your skin, so it is fairly logical that you should protect your skin by using different products than the ones during the summer. You have to listen to your skin’s needs in order to keep it healthy year-round. Here’s how you should manage a great beauty routine during all four seasons.
During the winter cold months, your skin tends to get extra dry. Just think about the amount of stress your skin goes through when harsh wind and snow hits your face over and over again. Start with making basic changes. Instead of using your usual gel or foam cleanser, switch to a cleansing milk or lotion. This small step will result in a more hydrated skin that has an additional protective layer. Low temperatures can cause tightness of the skin, so you should also opt for a richer toner that contributes to moisturizing your skin. Opt for a more emollient moisturizer. Also, consider using natural face masks at least once a week to restore your skin’s natural oils.
With spring coming, your skin is ready for getting its vitamin D! Although using beauty products that contain SPF is recommended throughout the whole year, with spring arriving – it is mandatory. Sun rays can cause skin damage and accelerate the aging process of your skin, even if you don’t feel it. Maybe you didn’t exfoliate on a regular basis during the winter time because your skin was already over-sensitive and stressed because of the cold air. In spring, regular exfoliation is a must. Dead skin cells that piled up during the winter can be removed with natural scrubs, too. With more sunny bright days, your face will bring back its own shine.
High temperatures cause our skin to become more oily, which results in an unattractive, shiny look. When excessive sweat mixes with sebum, it can result in whiteheads, blackheads, or even breakouts. This is why it’s important to switch back to gel or foam face wash that ensure your face is thoroughly cleansed. Skip the creamy-rich moisturizers and stick with light natural formulas of toners and serums that will give your skin just the right amount of moist it needs. Opt for deep-penetrating exfoliators that will remove all the excessive oils from the pores and enable your skin to breathe. Although applying sunscreen when you feel sweaty doesn’t sound so tempting, make sure to protect your skin. Opt for formulas that have light structures or use pressed powder that contains SPF. Summer is a great season to detoxify your beauty habits, so make sure you incorporate simple steps in getting the best out of your favorite time of the year.
Going back to cold weather again can be hard for your skin. Humidity decreases again and spending time in heated environment indoors causes even further drying of the skin. Same as during the wintertime, fall can cause chapped lips, so it is important to gently exfoliate them by using a toothbrush. After that, apply two layers or nourishing lip balm to keep them smooth, hydrated, and protected. Also, use micellar water for cleansing since it is mild and doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. It is advisable to use antioxidant night creams and serums that are great with battling free-radicals, support the production of healthy new skin cells, and have anti-inflammatory formulas.
You have to be flexible with your beauty routines since your skin reacts to changes in climate and environment. Make sure you listen to what it needs and rotate your beauty products for best results.