Seasonal SKINcare - The Four Seasons
December 12, 2023
Check out this article we found by Katherine Ponder from Beautiful You magazine on skin care for every season.
No matter how busy your lifestyle, you should always take time to nurture your skin. Use these tips to adapt to the elements as the seasons change.
Choose both a daytime and nighttime formulation. You'll need moisturizer 24/7 during winter months. A daytime moisturizer will provide your skin with the perk it needs to look its best. At night, use a thicker cream that absorbs into the skin while you are sleeping. Moisturize your lips and hands as well to protect them.
Rule of thumb: If you see static cling in your laundry, clothes, or hair, the air is dry enough to zap your skin. Use today's best moisturizing products to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
The call of spring is irresistible after those bleak winter months. It's also a time of transition for your skin, so pay attention to its condition. Spring is filled with weeks of bright sunny skies, so use a lighter moisturizer's daytime formulation. Be mindful of allergens. Guard your skin using clothing and/or repellents.
Tip: Coming out of winter, revive your skin by exfoliating, moisturizing, and incorporating a sunless tanner for a spring glow. With swimsuit season right around the corner, this is an ideal time to start using a cellulite-reducing product.
You'll want to be outside to enjoy the summer's warm rays, so now is the time to be hyper-vigilant about using sunscreen. Of course, you should use this barrier on a daily basis because summer will expose your skin to more intense UVA and UVB rays. Remember to use proper clothing, hats or scarves to shield your skin.
Takeaway: Every morning when you brush your teeth and wash your face, put on proper SPF sunscreen as part of your daily routine. No need to use higher than 30SPF.
Now that fall is underway, it's time to increase moisturizing and address the appearance of discoloration. Now is the time to invest in products to rejuvenate your skin.
Note: It's never too late to provide your skin with the nutrients it needs to revive itself naturally. Quality products aid greatly. Consider using lip balm to protect your lips from wind and cooling temperatures.
Tips for All Seasons:
- Hydrate by drinking plenty of water daily
- Wear sunscreen
- Sleep well
- Exercise regularly
- Eat well (natural foods contain more nutrients and less sodium)