The changing of seasons is a beautiful thing to experience. As we see and feel the difference in sceneries and temperatures, we also naturally adjust our diet and what we wear. If we change what we eat and what we wear, shouldn’t we also switch up our skin care routine? The easy answer is a definite, yes! When the heat rises or the winds start to get chilly, your skin will be one of the first things to alert you to make some routine modifications. If you want glowy skin all year round, then it is best to change up your skincare products to suit what your skin needs. Below are several skin care basics to keep in mind:
Dry Skin in Colder Months; Oily Skin in Hotter Months
What happens to your skin between seasons? The usual suspects are dull and lackluster skin. During autumn and winter, skin tends to be dryer and, in the summer, less dry and somewhat oilier for some. Also, the use of air conditioning and heaters indoors can affect your skin. Sudden shifts in your daily environment will likely affect your skin both externally and internally.
Achieve Proper Balance with Low pH Cleansers
So, what can you do to keep your skin at its peak? It all starts with cleansing. Maintaining your skin’s pH level is important in any routine and throughout all seasons. If the pH level of the skin is disrupted, then the skin’s barrier is weakened, which can cause multiple problems and make skin more sensitive to seasonal changes. That’s why we made our CHAGA JELLY Low pH Cleanser. The skin’s natural pH level is between 4.7 and 5.75, and CHAGA JELLY has a pH between 4 and 5 (before mixing with water), so it maintains a healthy skin barrier and washes away impurities without stripping away the natural oils. Formulated with chaga mushroom extract, green tea leaf powder, ten different botanical extracts and 7-year aged vinegar, it also helps to hydrate, exfoliate and moisturize the skin.
Keep Skin Hydrated with Face Moisturizers
The next thing to consider during the seasonal changes is using a moisturizer. Especially in winter, the skin will need a moisturizer that will keep skin hydrated, inside and out. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid that helps draws moisture from the air and hydrate the skin layer is important in balancing skin’s oil and hydration levels. Also, oils like squalane and botanical oils help keep skin supple, moisturized and protected. If you’re looking for a reliable year-round moisturizer that helps lock in nourishment and hydration (and glow!), try our EVERYDAY PLUMP Hydro Cream. Depending on the season, all you have to do is adjust the amount of cream you apply. The rich yet lightweight cream will sink into the skin, while providing a protective barrier that will help leave skin feeling glowing and plumped.
Apply Sunscreen Before Going Outside
It is also very important to wear sunscreen every day to keep skin from getting damaged from UVA and UVB rays. Like a good non-stripping cleanser and moisturizer, a good sunscreen (with an SPF of at least 30) is an absolute must-have product, no matter what season. Make sure you find and use one generously!
It doesn’t take too much effort to help the skin adjust to seasonal changes. Keeping essential skincare products like a cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen in your skincare arsenal is all it takes to keep skin happy between seasons. There are different skin types to consider, but as natural as it is to change our wardrobe between seasons, it is also important to be receptive to what our skin needs during those vulnerable times to keep it healthy and glowing!