Have you ever noticed that your skin feels different when the seasons change? Keep reading today’s guest post by John for seasonal skincare tips!
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 with 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, moisturise, moisturise
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 butters to hydrate your skin.
Use a 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.
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 moisturisers 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 off 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-ageing products at our disposal. But protecting your skin from the sun is especially important during the summer time. If you are prone to shininess and are worried about excess oil on your skin, try a tinted moisturiser with an SPF of at least 20.
Nourish your skin
You might not need to use the same moisturiser during the summer months as you do during winter, but it’s still important to moisturise! Opt for a lighter cream instead – or if your skin is particularly oily, use a mask once a week to combat the problem.
So there you have it! Armed with these dry skin remedies and summer time solutions, you’ll be able to take good care of your skin – whatever the weather.
About the Author
John is a health writer and all around skin expert. As a very tall man, he knows about some of the biggest problems in skin care personally. When not writing about dry skin, he is working on a list of the most underwhelming world records.