How to Care for Your Skin When the Seasons Change
Have you ever noticed that your skin feels different when the seasons change? Our skin is a sensitive organ, making it highly susceptible to alterations in weather. This means that what works for you during spring or summer time might not be the right skincare to choose during the colder months – a good and sustainable skincare routine always has to adapt your skin’s needs and the changing seasons. So, from ways to prevent oily skin in the summer, to dry skin remedies to soothe in the winter – we’ve got the skincare solutions you need.
How to Handle Dry Skin During Autumn & Winter
The colder months can be seriously tough on your skin. It’s not just the freezing air outside that’s hard to handle – the intensity of indoor heating can leave skin feeling parched and in desperate need of moisture. But with a little preparation, you will be able to avoid the worst. If you are someone who suffers from dry, itchy skin patches year on year – why not take preventive measures? Ask your friends for advice on what they use on their skin, or search for dry skin remedies online! And with the following tips, you’ll be able to tackle winter skin head-on…
- Exfoliate to get rid of flaky skin
To get rid of dead skin cells, use a gentle exfoliator. If you exfoliate too much, your skin might become more irritated and dry, so make sure you only do it once a week. If you already have dry, sensitive skin, choose a gentle exfoliator that won’t be too aggressive. And if your skin type is normal or even oily, you can experiment with DIY exfoliating solutions – sugar scrubs are a popular choice and a cheap alternative to pricier products.
- Moisturise, moisturize, moisturize
After you’ve removed those dead, dull skin cells, it’s time to protect your skin with a moisturiser – ideally one that’s packed with nutritious ingredients to help rejuvenate tired and dehydrated skin. You can stick to a light, oil-free lotion during the day. Take advantage of the night hours to really restore your skin – look for night creams with natural oils and butter to hydrate your skin.
- Use a Deep Cleansing Face Wash and nourishing cleanser
Cleansing oils and lotions are the way to go during the winter, so swap your foaming face wash for a gentle, creamy alternative that nourishes and protects your skin while you are cleaning it. There’s no need to worry about using intensive moisturizers like Vaseline, but if you have concerns about petroleum jelly dangers, read more here.
How to Look After Your Skin During the Warmer Months
We usually have fewer issues with our skin during the warmer, sunnier months of the year. But that doesn’t mean that you should ignore your skin – sweat can also lead to breakouts, and rich moisturizers can leave skin too oily. Here are our top tips to help reduce shine, and increase your natural glow…
- Pick a foaming cleanser
During the warmer months, you will sweat more than usual. It’s crucial to make sure you get rid of all the dirt and oil at the end of every day, so pick a foaming face wash to clean your pores without adding more grease to your skin. If you’re really struggling with excess oil, sulfur-based cleaners can work wonders to control oil production and deep clean your pores.
- Protect your skin from the sun
You should be using sunscreen all year long to protect your face – sun lotion is one of the most powerful and underestimated anti-aging products at our disposal. But protecting your skin from the sun is especially important during the summertime. If you are prone to shininess and are worried about excess oil on your skin, try a tinted moisturizer with an SPF of at least 20.
- Nourish your skin
You might not need to use the same moisturizer during the summer months as you do during winter, but it’s still important to moisturize! Opt for a lighter cream instead – or if your skin is particularly oily, use a mask once a week to combat the problem.
- Protect your skin even if you have acne
Even when you have acne we still need protection from the sun and there is sunscreen for acne. So you will choose a sunscreen that still has USA UVB and is not oil-based to deter clogging pores and further breakouts.
So there you have it! Armed with these dry skin remedies and summertime solutions, you’ll be able to take good care of your skin – whatever the weather.
Author: John B
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Great tips, my skin is dry naturally but it’s so bad during the winter months. I never exfoliate my skin, I really need to do it. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.
I’m going to try your winter tips. My face gets really dry and red in the winter.
Because my skin has a tendency to flake, yuck, I exfoliate everyday.Plus it helps the new skin cells to the surface giving your skin a healthy glow.
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One more is moisture in the air, winter heat robs our home and skin. Very beneficial for skin, our noses and throats.
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I love that you list wearing sunblock for any time of the year – so often people forget that the sun’s damaging rays are still hitting us, whether the weather seems like it or not! Thanks for joining us at this week’s #FridayFrivolity!
So many people do not understand, and its in the news all the time. To protect from skin cancer, premature aging and sunburns. I tired my darnedest to get my kids to listen ha, when we were in Hawaii, that the sunscreen would just help them to brown, instead of burn, but, you know, they didnt listen. Thanks for commenting, I appreciate it.
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Unfortunately, the summer has ended so this is definitely a good time to give these kinds of tips a read and prepare for the rainy days. Thank you for sharing these with us, I will definitely listen to your advice and start preparing for the fall. I know that season changes have a great impact on our body as a whole, and our skin quality. If you are suggesting any good products for the fall season, I would love to give it a read . I hope to see more similar articles on your blog!
Thank you for taking time to read, I also visited your blog and you also have great tips.
You might want to read Skincare Products
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Thank you for the tip Karren, and also thank you for checking out my blog. I have read this article you have suggested, and found many more useful tips there as well. I am definitely going to start following your blog on a daily basis! I love it!
Great skin care tips. We go through skin issues all year round. Your post tells a lot as to how can one take care of their in all seasons. Most prominently what we suffer in our daily lives is the problem of dark circles. They stay with us and try to never leave us alone. Following my friend’s suggestion I used revitol eye cream for dark circles . Don’t trust me. Try it for yourself.