With spring right around the corner, the weather is starting to warm up and the cold biting wind of winter is ‘finally* starting to dissipate. And while we are happy to see the moisture levels lower—goodbye frizzy hair!—we aren’t exactly ready to say goodbye to the skin care benefits. That being said, there are ways to make up for the lack of moisture and warm temperatures in our skin care.
As the seasons change, so does the climate. And one of the first things you’ll want to consider is your face cleanser. Take a look at how your skin reacts to colder weather vs. warmer weather and vice versa. If you’re transitioning your skin care routine for fall and winter, you may want to look for face wash formulas in the form of cream instead of gel or foam because those contain more hydrating ingredients. If you’re going from winter to spring and summer, you may want to trade your heavier products for lightweight, more breathable formulas.
Look for hydrating ingredients
In addition to using a heavier moisturizer, you’ll want to pay close attention to the ingredients in your other skin care products. Look for hydrating ingredients.
If you’re switching from winter to summer, you may also want to consider incorporating an antioxidant rich vitamin C creme in your daily routine. To brighten up the pigmentation from the summer sun, make sure to use a vitamin C serum every (morning) to lighten brown (pigmentation) and apply retinol to your face, neck and chest at night, Vitamin C serum and retinol are powerful anti-agers that can both help protect your skin from the aging repercussions from the sun’s damaging UV rays, even out the complexion, and promote an overall brighter skin tone.
As we change our skin care routines from summer to fall, one of the key factors in our fall skin care routine is hydration. But, that’s not the only thing that can benefit our skin during the warmer months. For the days you are not using a retinol, add in gentle exfoliation at night, instead. This will help remove that top layer of dead, dry skin and allow better moisturizing as you sleep.
We’ve all been there: No matter how much moisturizer you apply, dry skin patches creep up as the effects of fall and winter season are still in the air. Luckily, there are ways to combat this skin care woe. In addition to applying the ointment directly, blend a touch of the heavy-duty formula into your night cream to up the hydration. Apply the concoction to your entire face before bed and you’ll be greeted with soft, soothed skin come morning.
Another key change is to use products that have some oil contents in them to re-hydrate the skin which is extremely crucial during change of season. Water-based products with just a little bit of oil are good for both Spring and Summer season. Avoid using ‘cream’ label. Alternatively use a light massage of oil just after bath to keep your skin supple and hydrated.