Depending on the different seasons, the skin has different needs and even if you change from light summer clothes to thicker variants, skin care may need the same overhaul.
Winter – Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Winter often means that the skin becomes drier, which is partly due to the cold but also because the dry heat inside dries out the skin. Therefore, winter is best suited for a thicker, oilier cream, while summer is generally better suited for lighter products and more active substances.
The top layer of the skin is made up of a lot of water and when the climate becomes dry, the water leaks out and the natural protective membrane is affected. If this goes even further, it can start to ooze moisture and that’s when we start to flake easily, which can be difficult to repair.
If you have a lifestyle where you spend a lot of time outside, work outdoors, ski or just enjoy walking in the cold, some beauty products are designed especially for winter. Some holistic products can also reduces stress and prevent you from breaking superficial blood vessels and inflamed cheeks that can be injured by the cold. This treatment is suitable for all seasons, of course, but many people associate winter with acids and microneedling, where you get quick results and eliminate the feeling of dryness and tightness of the face.
Spring – The Biggest Change
The days are starting to get longer, brighter and the winds are warmer. New Year’s promises of free time and workouts are still fulfilled, we get out and about more than before. So it’s a time for flare-ups on the forehead and neck, caused by sweat and bacteria. So, try to always keep your hair away from your face when you exercise and remember to clean and moisturize afterwards.
We also start hanging out and staying outside in the sun more. Your skin probably hasn’t seen UV rays in 7-8 months so it’s sun sensitive and fragile. The transition from winter to spring is the biggest change and it’s high time to invest in a good sunscreen with SPf 30-50. You can fill up on vitamin D and give yourself a kiss in the sun while minimizing the risk of damaging your skin.
Book a spa treatment to dust off the gray blanket you received this winter. Doing a spa treatment always gives a more lasting result. Some treatments exist to get more radiance, reduce pigmentation, treat scars or pores and you can go to a medical spa for a free consultation to learn more.
Summer – A Feast for Your Skin
We generally eat better and healthier, we move around and the indoor and outdoor environment does not present the same contrast. But we are sunbathing, sweating and swimming. And, many people stop using products altogether to give their skin a break, but NO, NO, NO! We want to preserve the glow all year round and to do so, we have to take care of it, to preserve it.
A skin type spf combined with a moisturizing serum will help you avoid dehydration.
Cleanse your face morning and night with a gentle cleanser and use your moisturizing scrub once a week to get rid of sunscreen residue and open your pores. During the summer, it’s also good to support with vitamin C. A serum with vitamin c makes the skin resistant and increases with collagen in the skin along with being one of the most powerful antioxidants.
Autumn – Exfoliate and Nourish!
Take off the scarf and put on a warmer sweater. The skin on your face also needs a warmer garment, as it is actually the most exposed. The remains of the sunscreen may have been left on for a long time, you may have been stressed or enjoying the extra good until the end of the summer. This is how small spots can appear. A gentle exfoliating scrub and a nourishing overnight mask will do the trick at home. Don’t forget the lips and eyes. And no, it’s not about peeling off the remnants of this summer’s tan. That’s a myth, but we’ll talk about that another time…
It may seem harsh and scary, but come fall, the result will be the feel of the skin. If the change of season is too much, we are more likely to develop inflammations such as rosacea, acne and eczema.
Add a little more fatty acids in products and in the diet, fat dissolves fat but it also binds moisture in the skin. Omega acids, and jojoba are all smaller molecular size fatty acids that are great for the skin. Oils with a greasier consistency like olive oil and almond oil can have the opposite effect, so choose your oil carefully and after recommendation.
You now know more about the skin’s needs according to each season. Do you have any other tips? How do you take care of your skin throughout the seasons? Let us know in the comments below.