28th June, 2012 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 7 Comments
Do you need to alter your skin care routine with the change of seasons? In most cases the answer is yes. You will probably need to tweak it somewhat to meet your skin’s unique needs.
As the temperature increases your skin secretes more oil causing skin types to change slightly; dry to normal, normal to combination, and combination to oily. This increase in oil production can cause your pores to get clogged resulting in breakouts.
As your oil production increases, you may want to avoid cream cleansers and use a gel cleanser that deep cleans removing dirt and debris from your pores. You will also want to make sure you are exfoliating 2-3 times a week to help promote healthy cell turnover.
The raised temperatures actually help your skin absorb your skin care products more effectively, so you will want to use less of moisturizing products, but use them more often. Use a light moisturizer that feels light and comfortable and doesn’t block your pores.
Although sunscreen is vital year round it’s even more important during the summer months due to the fact that you are more likely to spend more time in the great outdoors. Look for a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
As the seasons change take note of how your skin reacts to those changes and then tweak your routine as needed. Giving your skin what it needs through each season will help ensure a more beautiful complexion.