How To Change Your Skin Care Routine For Every Season
I've always been a big believer in having an honest skin care routine. But it's also important to recognize that your skin and body are constantly changing, and that means your skin care needs should change as well. Of course, you don't want to be switching out products every week—who has that kind of time?! Instead, try incorporating seasonal changes into your existing regime so you can keep your skin looking its best all year long.
Winter is a time to be extra gentle on your skin. Dry, sensitive skin is more prone to wrinkles and fine lines, so you want to make sure that it's properly hydrated. When choosing a moisturizer for winter, look for one that contains an oil base rather than water--this will help trap in moisture better than any other type of product. Also consider using an SPF 30 or higher in the daytime if you're going outside (especially if it's been snowing!). Finally, avoid harsh exfoliants like scrubs during this season; they'll only irritate your already delicate epidermis and accelerate aging processes such as sun damage or wrinkles.
Use a moisturizer with SPF.
Choose a facial cleanser that is gentle on your skin.
Use a toner to remove excess dirt and oil from your skin, but don't overdo it! If you have sensitive skin, be sure to use an alcohol-free formula.
Use serums to help with wrinkles and fine lines (especially around the eyes). These products contain concentrated amounts of antioxidants which work best when they're applied directly after cleansing so that they can get down into the pores where they're needed most. Some even contain ingredients like retinol or hyaluronic acid--both known for their ability to plump up fine lines while reducing wrinkles at the same time! Serum formulas tend not only work better than cream formulas but also last longer because there's less air exposure during application; however some people prefer applying their serums with their fingers instead of brushes because brushes tend give off more bacteria than hands do."
Summer is the season of light, breathable skin care. You'll want to use products that have SPF and a lighter texture--not only because it's better for your skin, but also because it'll feel cooler in the heat! It's also important not to clog up pores with heavy moisturizers during the summer months. If you live in a humid climate or spend time outdoors sweating (or both), consider using an oil-free product that won't clog up your pores as much as other types of cream or lotion might do.
In the fall, you want to make sure that you're using a moisturizer with SPF. As we move into colder weather and daylight hours get shorter, our skin is exposed to more UV rays than it typically is during other parts of the year. This can lead to sun damage and premature aging of your skin (not cute).
Use an antioxidant-rich moisturizer like this one from Kiehl's or this one from Mario Badescu (I'm partial to their Cucumber Lotion). Antioxidants help fight free radicals that cause inflammation in your body--and inflammation causes breakouts! You don't want those under-eye bags getting any worse than they already are...right?
Another great option for fall: an anti-aging product like Philosophy's Time In A Bottle Serum ($65), which contains retinol as well as peptides and hyaluronic acid to plump up fine lines while firming up sagging skin around lips and eyes."
Change your skin care routine for every season.
As you can see, each season has its own unique set of characteristics. It's important to keep these in mind when you're deciding on your skin care routine. In winter, for example, our skin is dry and we need more moisture than usual. In spring and summer months (especially if you live in an area where there are high levels of humidity), it's best to avoid using heavy products on your face because they'll just make things worse by clogging up pores and causing breakouts.
Springtime brings us into the transitional period between winter and summer--so it's time to adapt accordingly! If you've been using heavier moisturizers during colder months then switch over now; otherwise wait until fall rolls around again before diving back into their use full-force again
The best way to care for your skin is with a routine that works for you. The great thing about changing up your routine for every season is that it allows you to experiment with new products, find what works best and stick with it as long as possible. Hopefully this article has given you some ideas on how to make your own skin care regimen more effective!