When seasons and climates change, it is good to also switch up your skincare. Temperature fluctuations affect your skin. For some, winter dries out your skin and worsens eczema and psoriasis, while the humidity of summer can overproduce oil. It is recommended to change your skincare routine just before seasons change so your skin can adapt.
In summer try using a more gel-based cleanser that has exfoliating properties. In winter try using a cream face wash that is more hydrating.
In summer, try using a lighter moisturiser with hyaluronic acid to avoid clogged pores. In winter, use a thicker, creamier moisturiser that contain humectants like glycerin or glycol.
Active Ingredients in Serum
Use serums with ceramides and hyaluronic acid in winter and salicylic acid in summer. Incorporate vitamin C and retinol in the summer to lighten pigmentation and prevent premature ageing to promote an overall brighter skin tone.
Sunscreen is not just for summer, the UV rays in winter are still strong so ensure you apply sunscreen all year round.
What to do in the different seasons
Winter: Focus on hydration and avoid overly drying products like retinols and avoid long, hot showers that strip skin of oils.
Spring: Exfoliate regularly to remove dry, dead skin to focus on skin renewal.
Fall: Try a more gently skin routine to combat skin damage to focus on skin recovery and invest in good moisturisers.
Summer: Focus on protecting your skin and by using extra sunscreen all summer long, avoid heavy creams and opt for lightweight moisturiser.