Skincare routines we love them, but should you change yours with the seasons?
The environment we are in has a huge impact on our skin and so when the seasons change so too does our skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it to adapts how it works
In Winter generally the temperature and humidity drops which can have a drying effect on the skin. We wrap up to keep warm but the face is still exposed to the brunt of cold winds. The skin needs to work harder to maintain hydration. The cold weather can be a trigger for many skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, etc. In Winter you may want to opt for a heavier facial oil/serum to rebuild the moisture in the skin.
Warmer months can contribute to break outs, we sweat more in the warmer weather and the sebaceous glands produce more sebum, this can contribute to blocked pores. Generally there is more sunshine in summer months and while we are eager to enjoy the rays, one of the main contributors to premature skin ageing is sun exposure. It’s important to wear an SPF daily - even on overcast and cooler days. Gentle and regular exfoliation is really important, this aids cell production helping dead skin cells shed and boosts collagen production.
Skincare is not just about what products you put onto your skin, what we put into our bodies as you know is also so important. Don’t get stuck in a skincare rut and remember to check what it is your skin needs and adapt your routine to suit your skins needs rather than repurchasing the same products each time.