For many of us, a skincare routine is something which never changes from day to day and we stick rigidly to the same products. There is, however, wisdom which dictates that our skincare routine, and the products it’s made up of, should change with the season. While we aren’t advocating a complete change of everything you use on a three-monthly basis, there are some swaps you could make which would benefit your skin. Here’s a few of them:
During the spring and summer months, many of us are able to use a light moisturiser as our skin becomes more well-balanced when the sun is shining. However, when the autumn and winter months roll around, it’s a good idea to use a richer moisturiser like Dermalogica Super Rich Repair to support your skin with the extra hydration it might need.
During the winter, we may be able to get away with a fairly mild cleanser, but once summer rolls around something more heavy-duty is usually required, thanks to more time spent outside and using heavy products like sunscreen on our faces. Decleor Clay Powder Cleanser will cleanse, purify and mattify your skin and is is enriched with neroli and green oregano essential oils to help with oily and combination skin types.
Many of us don’t exfoliate as part of our daily routine, but once the colder months start it’s a good idea to add an exfoliator into your rotation, even if it’s only on a weekly basis. Winter is prime time for dead skin cells to build up on your skin, so using something like Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator will help keep your skin clear and clean.
It should go without saying that we recommend you use a product containing an SPF all year round to prevent sun damage and premature ageing, but during the spring and summer months, it’s a good idea to use something stronger as the sun’s UV power will be much higher. Decleor Anti-Pollution Hydrating Fluid SPF30 is a smooth, hydrating veil that helps to protect normal to dry skin against harmful UVB rays.
The hands are an area which often suffer in the winter, even if you never get dry hands for the rest of the year. Keeping a rich hand cream nearby, such as Elemis Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream will help you to ensure that your hands don’t become so dry that they crack in the colder months.