You may be wondering: when the season changes do I need to change my skincare routine? You’ve probably run into an article or two online that says you should always change your skincare routine with the weather. This may be true for some, but it doesn’t always apply to every product you use.
We like to think that with every season comes a new opportunity to improve your skincare routine to meet the needs of troubling concerns and to keep your skin looking its best.
Let's look at the different seasons, ways you can make changes, and what you should consider.
Benefits and products by season
Moisturize in the winter
Wintertime is full of frosty mornings, colder weather, and freezing temperatures. There's a lack of moisture in the air which doesn't always play well with every skin type.
This can cause dryer-than-usual skin, dry spots, flakiness, and irritation. What you’ll want to do during this season is to find ways to lock in moisture and draw in protective oils.
You can do this by adding a thicker moisturizer to the mix. A rich moisturizer helps you lock in your natural moisture and keeps your skin feeling soft and supple, no matter how cold it gets.
A great option is our Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Moisturizing Cream. Plus, it contains a potent blend of vitamins and natural oils to provide you with visibly softer skin.
Keep things refreshing in the spring
Spring is a time to reset and feel fresh. The sun starts to come out, and you no longer need to worry about the colder temperatures wreaking havoc on your skin.
Although, with a new season comes new challenges. The humidity levels are higher, which can trigger breakouts and irritation. You’ll also be prone to more sun exposure, so you’ll want to start adding more SPF into the mix.
At the same time, you might be going lighter on your makeup and looking for ways to let your skin breathe!
Once the weather starts looking better, it’s also a great time to try refreshing products, like a rose water spray. This will keep your skin hydrated while you enjoy time in the sun!
Our Rose Water Facial Toner is your new best friend. You can put it in your purse and bring it with you wherever you go.
SPF in the summer
Summertime isn't always so fun for your skin. Your skin is more prone to dehydration, high levels of sun exposure, and dryness.
Your lips might always feel chapped, and you could be dealing with more than one sunburn throughout this season.
We highly recommend adding an SPF into your daily routine: year-round!
However, it’s even more important to have it during the summer because prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause fine lines and wrinkles. If you aren’t wearing an SPF daily, you can also be more prone to sunburns, skin irritation, and dryness.
Exfoliate in the fall
The drastic change from hot to colder months can cause your skin to feel dryer than usual. Fall is when people experience more skin issues, like eczema or rosacea.
To combat this inflammation: you'll want to reset that skin and get ready for the colder seasons.
The best way to take care of dryer than usual skin is with a trusted exfoliant. An exfoliant will help remove dead skin cells and leave you with softer, healthier skin.
Make sure you use a moisturizer immediately after for the best results! We recommend our Vitamin C Brightening Moisture Cream, so you can maintain that summer glow, throughout the fall.
Do you need to always change your skincare routine?
The truth is: you probably use all of these things year-round. A moisturizer is essential, SPF is a must-have, an exfoliator is important, and who doesn’t love a good refreshing spray?
Instead of completely changing your routine, consider switching out products or prioritizing others.
You may find yourself slowing down during other seasons or prioritizing different products more during different seasons.
A refreshing spray probably doesn’t feel as great during colder temperatures as during warmer ones. The thick moisturizer you use during winter might feel like it weighs down on your skin during the summer.
It’s hard to answer the question with a defined yes or no. The answer varies by individual needs.
Before putting away your go-to products for the warmer seasons ahead: ask yourself if you need to! If you love a moisturizer, you should be able to bask in the benefits year-round!
Make the right choice for you, and your skin will always be happy.