You probably have a working knowledge of your skin type (dry, oily, somewhere in between?), and you likely purchase skin care products to accommodate the specific qualities in your skin.
Although it’s true that you should choose skin care products that work for your individual skin type, that doesn’t mean you should use the same products year-round. As the seasons change, so does your skin, and even though you might believe you have oily skin 365 days per year, drier seasons can make those oily-to-normal skin care products obsolete.
As we head into fall, it’s best to lose your summer skin care and choose products that will boost skin hydration as the weather becomes cooler. Here’s why you’ll want to switch.
Why Separate Skin Care?
Environmental elements change as the year progresses, which can impact the hydration and overall texture of your skin. Warmer weather during the summer months tends to produce oilier skin while winter weather conditions are harsh and will likely dry it out.
And it’s not just the weather – your diet changes along with the seasons as well, which can effect your skin in a similar fashion. Certain fruits and vegetables that contain the antioxidants your skin craves are only available during the summer months, making it necessary for you to incorporate them into your skin care routine in the fall and winter with antioxidant rich products.
How Can You Make the Switch?
Switching up your skin care system according to the weather will help your skin remain vibrant all year long and keep it protected from the environmental elements in each season. Rather than simply tolerate your pale and dull complexion in the winter, you can use heavier moisturizers and cleansing oils to give your skin an added glow.
Likewise, you don’t have to look as though you’re in a constant sweat during the summer; you can use lighter formulas for more sensitive skin that eliminate those unwanted oils. As you move from colder climates to warmer ones, use less of your winter products and slowly add in the skin care items that you would use for summer. Combine them until the weather is warm enough for you to make the switch fully.
Don’t pay so much attention to the days on your calendar and switch your products according to the exact date that a season changes. Instead, gradually add in or substitute products in your skin care regimen off of the changes in weather that you are personally experiencing for the climate you live in. Depending on where you are located, warm weather may last through what would typically be viewed as autumn, or it’s possible that you experience spring-like weather year-round. Either way, adjust your skin care to the temperatures that occur each month so that your skin stays properly moisturized.
By switching your summer skin care as you enter into the fall season, and vice versa, you’ll notice that your skin remains moisturized and healthy all year long. And if you’re looking for select skin care products that improve your skin, Induction Therapies offers a full product line for a variety of skin types.