Skincare: Winter vs Summer

The perfect care routine for summer

Summer is fast approaching and we’re excited to finally pull out the halter tops and hot pants from the far corners of our closets. But there is one thing that is often disregarded when the seasons change: The skin has different requirements in winter and summer, which should also be taken into account in the care routine.

So below we take a look at how your skincare routine should change from season to season to keep your skin looking its best all year round!

Winter skin: Moisture, moisture and moisture

When temperatures and humidity drop in winter, the moisture content of our skin also decreases. It then appears dull and lifeless. Heaters, cold wind and steam showers also dry out the skin quickly and affect the skin’s protective layer. This can lead to inflammation on the skin and discomfort.
Accordingly, the addition of moisturizing cosmetics is inevitable here.

During the summer: less is more

Not everyone takes proper care of their skin during the summer, even though this is when it needs nutrients the most! With the non-stop, humid heat, skin cries out for extra protection, showing everything from irritating rashes to sunburn to lingering tans and rashes. Summer also brings stickiness, oil and clogged pores due to natural oil secretion.
In the summer, reduce the cosmetics you use to avoid an extra layer on your skin and let it breathe.

This is what should be changed in the winter skincare routine for summer

#1 Change cleaning agent

Cold weather calls for creamier cleansers that can provide dry skin with an instant moisture boost. However, as the weather gets warmer, your skin won’t need as much support in this regard. So instead of using a moisturizing cleanser, try using a toner facial toner or a light gel product.

#2 Switch to serums

Facial oils are often a lifesaver in the winter when moisture is in short supply. In summer, however, when the heat rises, these products may cause the skin to become suffocated. Accordingly, it is elementary to adapt skin care products to the season.

#3 Use a less “moist” moisturizer.

Since skin retains more moisture and produces more oil in the summer than in the winter, they don’t need as much moisture. However, that doesn’t mean that this step can be skipped altogether. It just means that it’s time to swap out the moisturizer for a lighter water-based lotion.

Pick up the sunscreen

Everyone knows that sunscreen is a must for everyone. In the winter, you might get by with a low SPF moisturizer, but when the sun comes out, you need to up the SPF. Use a light sunscreen with an SPF of at least 50.