With every season comes change, and that change should include your skincare routine. The care your skin needs in winter differs from the care it requires in summer. Gone are the days of cold, dry air and soon will be the days where walking outside instantly causes sweat.
Don’t believe me that you should change up your skin care routine? Here are four great reasons why you should:
1. The air’s moisture level directly affects your skin.
Everyone and their next-door neighbor should be applying moisturizer in the wintertime. The air is cold and dry – stripping your skin of its natural moisture. As summer approaches, our environment changes and becomes filled with humidity. Your skin isn’t as dependent on the added moisturizer you applied over the winter. Simply applying a lightweight daily sunscreen will add just the right amount of moisture to your skin, while also protecting it against harmful UV rays. If you continue to apply the heavy moisturizer from winter it can leave your skin greasy and more prone to acne.
2. The dry, dead skin cells from winter settle on your pores.
In winter, our skin becomes dry and flaky. While the dry skin cells naturally fall off, some cells stay behind on your skin leading to clogged pores. Spring is the perfect time to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation removes those dead skin cells, refreshing your skin and leaving it smoother with a more even tone skin.
3. The sweat-inducing temperatures affect how you should be washing your face.
Spring is a time to lighten up the type of facial cleanser in your skincare routine. While winter is great for creamy, heavy and hydrating cleansers, the dog days of summer call for a lightweight, foaming and pH-balanced cleanser. A foaming cleanser helps removes the extra oils that your skin develops on a hot, summer day.
4. The summer sun has you squinting.
For a lot of Americans, the sun doesn’t make its presence known very often in winter. Once summer arrives, it gets a lot brighter! That brightness causes us to squint regularly, and squinting can lead to fine lines and wrinkles around our eyes. To combat these concerns, find an eye cream with a high concentration of antioxidants and peptides. This team of ingredients fight off collagen destroying UVA rays and plump up the already existing fine lines and wrinkles. Of course, don’t forget to grab your sunglasses as you head out the door!
If you are struggling with skin issues and don’t know where to turn, the skin health experts at Forefront Dermatology are ready to help. To find the Forefront dermatologist nearest you, visit the locations page today.