Skincare Routine for Each Season
We all know how hard it is to find a skincare routine that works for our skin and meets our needs. When we finally find her, we don’t want to change her for anything! If it works well and our skin looks good, why change it? However, the care routine is not something set in stone; it must change as the needs of your skin change. And the needs of your skin change, especially with the change of seasons.
Just as you change your wardrobe to adapt to the temperature, your skin also faces many changes depending on the time of year. Do you know how to adapt your routine when the season changes? Don’t worry; we will help you!
DURING WINTER: Protect your skin from the elements!
You leave home, with heating, for the winter cold of the street, which burns your skin like needles. Your skin suffers from this aggressive change in temperature and becomes dull, tight, and lifeless.
To combat the effects of winter on your skin, you have to look for products that hydrate and protect the skin from sudden temperature changes. Give your skin extra hydration with at-home spa treatments with hydrating masks.
- Doubles daily defenses: Winter can leave your skin dry, cracked, or flaky. Mitigate cold weather damage with a thicker layer of moisturizer to keep your skin protected throughout the day.Aside from your day and night moisturizer, your skin may have higher moisture needs, especially if you have dry skin. If this is your case, you can make use of an intensive moisturizing cream that restores the hydration that your skin needs.
Another of the most exposed parts of your body in winter is your hands. Give them the attention they deserve! To prevent premature signs of aging from appearing or suffering from the effects of a cold, exfoliate them and keep them hydrated with any effective hand care product.
- Eat healthy fats: Your skin needs to retain as much moisture as possible during the winter, and your diet can help. What you eat can greatly influence your skin from the inside out. Add some healthy fatty foods like avocado, oily fish (such as tuna, salmon, and swordfish), olives, nuts and seeds, and coconut oil to your diet.
- Don’t forget sun protection: you may not spend as much time outdoors during the winter, but that doesn’t mean the sun’s harmful effects are completely gone. One of the biggest mistakes in a winter skincare routine is skipping daily sunscreen use because UV rays can damage skin year-round.
DURING SPRING: Get your skin ready for the heat.
Spring invites you to leave warm clothing behind and wear lighter garments. You can do the same with your routine! Use creams with a gel texture to make them more refreshing, such as an oil-free moisturizing gel or a moisturizing gel with botanical extracts that absorbs quickly.
For makeup, optimize and use moisturizing creams with a sun protection factor. For example, apply a cream that will protect you from the sun, hydrate your skin and add color to your face at the same time.
- Clean in between products: The majority of skin care products have an expiration date. Strong active ingredients may lose effectiveness when exposed to air or used after expiration. Take a moment to get rid of any expired products.For products that still retain their quality, remember that the oils present on the fingertips can contaminate them, so we recommend using a clean applicator instead of sticking your fingers directly into the bottle.
Don’t forget to also clean all other beauty products like wipes, sponges, and makeup brushes. These utensils can harbor mold, yeast, and bacteria that can irritate your skin, causing breakouts or even infections.
- Exfoliate regularly: During the cold winter, exfoliating regularly can further dry out your skin. Higher humidity and temperatures allow your skin to tolerate acids and other strong, active ingredients better.Brighten dull winter skin with two exfoliation sessions each week. Kaolin and bentonite clay purify and balance, while fruit enzymes, jojoba beads, and lactic acid gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. The result is a silky, more luminous-looking complexion.
- Maintaining even skin: Maintaining an even complexion can be more challenging as the days get warmer and more humid. The best way to maintain the balance of your skin regardless of the change in weather is with a gentle toner.
During summer, sun protection is key.
In the summer, you dust off your winter clothes and take out the colors from the closet, bathing at the beach and in the pool, with rays of sunshine everywhere… However, not everything is perfect during this season: chlorine, the sun’s rays, or the sea’s saltpeter affect your skin.
It is important to protect yourself from the sun throughout the year, but even more so at this time of year when we are more exposed to the sun’s rays. As a result, don’t leave the house without your sun protection factor! You can use a moisturizer with a sun protection factor (SPF) according to your age and skin type or sunscreen for the face and body that you apply after moisturizing the skin.
Don’t forget to also protect your hands and neckline, which are affected by the sun in the form of premature signs of aging and spots.
To combat the hottest days, carry a mist-effect spray in your bag to refresh your skin and boost your hydration.
DURING FALL: Restore your skin after a summer of sun.
With the arrival of fall, we must use products that help us repair the skin from sun damage and the dryness that summer has caused.
- Stick to showers: When temperatures drop, we are more tempted to take long, hot baths. While they can relieve stress, time in the tub or even a long shower can strip your skin of its natural moisture, leading to dryness and itchiness. Try to take a short, warm shower to maintain your natural barrier.
- Cover up more, not just with clothes: Apply layer upon layer of your skincare products just like you would your favorite fall scarf. Your skin needs extra protection to prevent dryness when it starts to get colder. Plus, layering products allow you to tackle multiple skin concerns in one routine.When layering products, try to go from the lightest to the heaviest: toner first, then serums, and creams and moisturizers last.
- Reduce exfoliation: Normally, it is more common to have dull skin during the colder months. While exfoliating can help brighten your complexion, doing too much can scrub and disrupt your skin’s natural barrier, leading to dryness and irritation.For best results, reduce the frequency of exfoliation from twice a week to just once in cooler weather.