With all the other changes you make to your routine during this time of year, it’s easy to forget about one more thing you should be adjusting: your skin care routine.
You change your wardrobe with the seasons, but did you know you should be changing your skin care habits and products too? Absolutely!
With the shifts in temperature, your skin has different needs. For example, during the summer, you need to be hyper-vigilant about SPF since you’re likely spending a lot more time outdoors. And you’re dealing with sweat and its greasiness. During the winter, you combat wind and cold and abrupt shifts into hot, dry indoor air. Fortunately, there are adjustments you can make to help your skin maintain a healthy glow all through the winter.
You know you need to wash your face to rid it of make-up and dirt. In the summer, it was probably tempting to grab a convenient face wipe to cool down and rub sweat away. But those wipes are covered with unnatural, drying ingredients. That’s the last thing you want in the summer, when the sun is aggressively drying out your face as it is. Switch to a gentle, natural cleaner, like non-toxic Clinical Skincare’s Glucana Cleansing Bar or the Naturaceuticals Sensitive skin Foaming Cleanser.
You want a cleanser that will wash away build-up without stripping your face of moisture the way these wipes can. And as an added bonus, you can use a cleaner like this year-round, so you’ll have one less adjustment to make next season.
Then use a light, healthy moisturizer to help rejuvenate your skin. The wind and harsh temperature shifts can leave your skin parched. Your lightweight summer formula may not be enough to keep your winter skin plump and hydrated. Look for something lighter to pamper yourself with in the warmer months, such as Clinical Skincare’s Naturaceutical PPE Day or Night Use Crème.
Don’t let the season’s colder, darker days steal your coming Sun-glow. You can still be radiant through the year. Just select the right products and establish a new routine that gives your skin what it needs to weather this coming change in season well.