How to Adjust Your Skincare Routine According to the Seasons
While it's good riddance for many of us, for some, they will miss the winter season. Apart from the holidays and the festivities that many of us enjoy, we appreciate the earlier weeks of the winter season where the temperature begins to fall.
For women transitioning through menopause, cooler temperatures are a Godsend; however, freezing temperatures do not create the most enjoyable experience. The seasonal changes have an impact on our skin and therefore influences or changes our skincare routines.
As we're approaching the middle of the winter season, it is not too late to adjust your skincare routine if you have not done so already. Whether you were not aware that this adjustment was necessary or you probably did not have the time, now would still be a great time to make the change.
In an article posted by Style caster, written by Kaitlin Clarke, Dr. Macrene Alexiades stated, "winter comes on suddenly with plummeting humidity—it goes from 80 percent in summer to a mere 20 percent in winter."
The Yale Medical School Professor recommended that it be essential to ensure that the skin remained hydrated throughout the winter.
To provide the skin with the necessary moisture to avoid dryness and irritation, we advise that you select products that contain vast amounts of healthy lipids.
Other key ingredients that the products included in your moisturizing routine should consist of cocoa glycerides, vitamin B, jojoba esters, and hyaluronic acid. It is also a good idea to switch your cleanser to a 'cream to oil' cleanser in the winter.
These cleansers help dissolve dirt and without stripping its natural oils' skin, which can further cause dryness and irritation.
Many women transitioning through menopause are eagerly waiting for the fresh spring invitation. Warmer mornings and beautiful blossoms sound like heaven on earth, so does a more glowing complexion that requires a light skincare routine.
Transitioning from the winter season to spring, you must exfoliate to get rid of the dry, dead skin that the harsh winter season has left you with. However, after exfoliating, it is essential to moisturize. Moisturizers are best applied right after exfoliating while the skin is still damp so that sufficient moisture is sealed in.
Also, as temperatures rise in the spring, our women aging beautifully tend to sweat more; hence we recommend a cleanser and oil-free moisturizer. As the golden sun begins to push through the clouds boldly, let's remember to apply our sunscreen before leaving home!
So, school is out, which usually means more activity all around! It's already a guarantee that the heat will be on, but with even more people around, sometimes the heat feels almost unbearable. Well, so is acne and sunburned skin!
For many of us, the heat, humidity, sweat, and extra oil that comes with summer usually causes acne or makes it worse. "Cleansers, by nature, are products that lather up and strip oil, bacteria and grime off the top level, and you want a heavier one in summer," said Dr. Lily Talakoub in an article posted by Style Caster.
We recommend that after using the cleanser, you should follow up with a hydrating cream or lotion. Dr. Talakoub, the Washington D.C.-based dermatologist, further states, "anything labeled 'lotion' is a water-based product with just a little bit of oil, which is good for the summer."
As the bright summer days end and the trees shed their leaves with the autumn breeze, it is recommended to use a lighter cleanser. We recommend that you quit using your exfoliating products for fall and make the switch to a thicker moisturizer.
"Because of environmental changes, switching to a thicker moisturizer before bed is essential, says Julia Tzu, MD, a double board-certified dermatologist, in an article posted by Real Simple's online blog and written by Salah Blancaflor.
It is also necessary for our women aging unapologetically who have sensitive skin to take care of their skin with serums and products that contain essential oils.
As the seasonal months go by quickly, it is vital that we remain consistent in our skincare routine and also increase our knowledge of the best skin care products to use at the appropriate times. With this additional knowledge and using suitable products, consistent skincare can make a difference and improve our appearance as we continue to age with beauty and confidence!