Skincare SOS – Saving Your Skin Through Changing Seasons
Most of us have a regular skincare routine nailed by the time we are adults, with many of us keeping to the same one for years at a time, but while your routine remains the same, the conditions your skin faces and can be affected by are changing constantly.
As the most exposed part of your body, your skin can be affected by just about everything you encounter. Things like pollution, weather, temperature and chemicals are just the beginning of the list of things that can damage your skin, so adjusting your skincare routine to suit your circumstances is the best way to keep your skin in the healthiest condition possible. Dry, cracked, patchy or irritated skin is not just uncomfortable; in many cases it is your skin asking you for care and showing you where it is needed.
A varied season like spring can bring high sunshine and still have biting winds as well. Extra protection for your lips, face and hands will keep the dry, chapped skin at bay come rain or shine. Regularly applying lip balm, hand cream and extra moisturising face cream will help keep your skin smooth and hydrated.
You know what we’re going to say, but it really is the only way to stay protected in prolonged sunshine. High-factor sun cream, and covering up where possible, will provide you with the best protection, and regularly reapplying sun cream is the only way to stay protected throughout the day. with so many creams with different application methods available, there is little excuse to go without this tiny and potentially lifesaving step.
When the sun goes into hibernation and those savaging winds make their comeback, reverting to your spring routine will keep you best protected from the elements. Emphasis on moisturising your nose, cheeks, chin and forehead will stop these areas suffering too much and prevent any redness and dry patches occurring.
You should replace your summer sun creams with extra-hydrating lotions and oil (if your skin can take it), as wind, rain and low temperatures can all leave your skin feeling rough and dry. Regularly washing, drying and creaming your hands will prevent them becoming sore and chapped, as will making sure you always dry them thoroughly after being out in the rain.
Just a few small changes to your regular routine can help prevent issues forming at all and using unscented products in the areas where you are more sensitive will also help.
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