Should I change my skincare with the seasons?
The change of seasons means a change may be needed in your skincare products and daily regimen. Just as we change up our winter wardrobe from sweaters and jackets and move in the cute shorts and summer dresses, we need to change up our skincare products.
It is also time to go through the bathroom cabinets and drawers and clear out old and unused skincare products.
The skincare products that typically stay the same year-round will be your eye cream, toners, daily antioxidant, and SPF.
During the fall and winter months, the temps are colder, drier air and humidity changes can take a toll on our skin. We tend to use more hydrating products to combat our more dehydrated and sometimes flaky and irritated skin. You will need to make sure you are using products that are soothing and moisturizing— and not stripping the skin of valuable oils.
Opt for a creamier cleanser during this time. The same goes for your serums and moisturizers; you will want to be sure you're using a serum with Hyaluronic Acid, which helps to plump and hold water in your skin. You will also want to have a creamier, thicker moisturizer with vitamins and antioxidants to protect and ensure moisture levels.
Tips for Transitioning
Now is the time to change your regimen up a bit. If you still have products from last summer in your cabinets, it's time to throw them out as they may have become less effective after being opened and sitting for so long.
Typically, in these months, you will want to let go of the thicker moisturizers and opt for lighter ones. The heat and humidity will do their part to keep your skin hydrated; on the downside, you may be sweating more, leading to breakouts and oily skin— adjusting to a lighter moisturizer will help to combat that.
Although we are wearing SPF every day of the year, it is especially crucial during these months as we are out more and the heat and sun are intense, especially where I live in Texas. SPF is a must every morning, and reapply as needed.
You will want to change your creamy cleanse to one that can rid the pores of sweat and debris but still not strip the skin. Our Pumpkin Refresh Cleanse is ideal.
You will want to ensure you're still applying your daily antioxidant serum, such as our Ferulic+C, to combat free radicals that can damage the skin. This serum also helps brighten your skin and fades pigment and blemishes.
If you're still on the dry side no matter the season, opt for a serum with Hyaluronic Acid, such as our Hexapeptide Revitalizing Serum. Hyaluronic Acid gives an extra boost of hydration without having to use a thicker moisturizer and feeling heavy.
When it comes to your moisturizer, you will want to use a lighter weight to combat your skin's oil in the hotter months. Our Azulene Treatment Cream is the perfect lightweight option.
Enjoy the warmer temps, and don't forget to protect your skin; you only get one.
As always, take changing your skincare regimens slowly.