With different seasons come different methods of caring for your skin. What worked in the summer may not work for the fall, and your springtime routine will be insufficient for your thirsty winter skin. Here’s how your skincare needs change with each season. Keep your skin type in mind—skincare isn’t a one-size-fits-all regimen. It’s also a good idea to talk with a licensed skincare professional about your skin’s needs to reap the most benefits.
The benefits of cleansers change as the earth orbits the sun. In the spring and fall, your skin may benefit from daily cleansing. In the summer, you may want to cleanse twice a day—in the morning when you wake up, and at night after a long day accumulating dirt, sweat, and environmental contaminants outdoors. In the winter, cleansing daily might prove too much for your cold-chapped and dry skin, and you may want to cleanse every other day instead. Additionally, switching up your cleanser is a good idea. For example, you could use an exfoliating product in the fall and winter a non-exfoliating product in the spring and summer.
Hydrating your skin is important all year round. In addition to drinking plenty of water, your skin will have a dewy glow when you use appropriate lotions post-cleansing. Richer creams are typically a great idea for fall and winter, while lighter lotions are beneficial in the spring and summer.
The need for exfoliation is another way your skincare needs change with each season. Products that exfoliate your skin are very beneficial in the fall and winter. Exfoliants help remove dead skin cells, which paves the way for better moisture absorption. Cold, dry air dries out your skin, so providing hydration is critical during these months.
Believe it or not, your skin benefits from sunscreen all year round. You simply use more in the summer than you do in the other seasons. There are two types of sunscreens depending on your skincare needs: physical and chemical sunscreens. We recommend you determine which product is right for you and apply it daily to your face, neck, and hands. Even in the cloudy winter months, UV rays can impact your skin.