Adjusting Your Skincare Routine for Changing Weather

The needs of your skin can change with the seasons. There are unique challenges with every season whether it is the heat and humidity of the warm months or the dry cold air that you encounter in the winter. By adjusting your skincare routine to this, you can maintain a balanced complexion throughout the year.

You have to understand how the seasonal changes affect your skin.

Humidity is low in colder months and combined with low temperatures, it can lead to dry and dehydrated skin. This season can also exacerbate issues like sensitivity, flakiness and dullness of skin. With warmer weather, there is increased humidity and heat which can lead to excess production of oil, breakouts and clogged pores. This can be especially seen in individuals that have acne-prone or oily skin. Transitional periods like spring and autumn are when you will experience changing environmental factors and temperatures. There can be a combination of congestion, dryness and sensitivity in your skin during these seasons. During the winter months, you have to protect your skin from harsh weather conditions. And because of the excessive dryness, you need to replenish lost moisture. You can select richer moisturisers that are more emollient and hydrating so that you can lock in moisture. Some of the ingredients you can look for are glycerine, ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

You can also create a protective barrier

On your skin by using occlusive ingredients like dimethicone or petrolatum. You also need to apply sunscreen daily so that you can prevent premature ageing and sun damage. Temperatures will start increasing with spring and you can start choosing more breathable skincare formulations that have ingredients like green tea extract, vitamin C and niacinamide. These ingredients can protect against environmental damage. You can also exfoliate dead skin cells that have accumulated on the skin during the winter months using the Ciencia exfoliate cream. You can look for beta hydroxy acids and alpha hydroxy acids to improve your skin texture and improve cell turnover. This can improve the absorption of products. Lightweight oil-free formulations can be selected in the summer so that they don’t clog your pores. You can use mattifying sunscreens and gel based moisturisers so that oil production can be controlled.

Sun protection is very important in the summer months

And you need to apply broad spectrum sunscreen as well as re-apply it once every two hours when you are exposed to sunlight. You can also incorporate creams rich in antioxidants for added protection. In the autumn, you will experience a drop in temperatures and humidity levels will start going down so you need to repair and nourish your skin. You can use richer moisturisers and hydrating serums to deal with dryness. And if you have accumulated any sun damage or pigmentation from the summer, you can incorporate brightening ingredients like alpha Arbutin, vitamin C and kojic acid into your skincare routine. This can promote a more even complexion. You also need to stay hydrated so that your skin can stay hydrated especially in the hot summer and dry winter.