Transitioning Our Skincare Regiment from Winter to Summer

May 24, 2016

Let’s take a minute to talk about our skincare regime.  Most of us know that cleansing our skin daily and adding the appropriate amount of moisture is essential for a healthy complexion.  What many people don’t realize is its imperative to switch up the products we’re using when the weather changes.

In the colder, winter months it’s common for our skin to become dehydrated from the air being so dry. The constant exposure to the harsh environmental elements also plays a major role in our skin’s heightened sensitivity.   As the weather begins to warm up, there’s more humidity (moisture) in the air, which means we don’t need as heavy or as emollient creams for our skin.

Using a cleanser daily that has a gentle exfoliant such as glycolic acid in it will slough away dead skin cells that have accumulated throughout winter. These types of cleansers will also prepare the skin for deeper penetration of any anti-aging products you may be using, which means better results!

When choosing a moisturizer for summer, go with something lightweight and even oil free if you tend to get oily in summer.  Serums are a wonderful choice.  It’s best to choose one that is packed with active antioxidants such as vitamin A, C & E, which will not only hydrate the skin but also add extra protection from environmental factors like sun exposure and pollution.

And don’t forget your SPF!  One of the most important steps in our skincare regiment all year round is an SPF.  We can get away with a slightly lower SPF during the winter months but with so much more sun exposure in the summer, it’s advisable to use a daytime moisturizer with an SPF rating of at least a 30-50.  There are a lot of makeup products that include an SPF but these alone generally aren’t sufficient to get adequate protection from the sun.  You should always use an SPF in conjunction with your makeup or moisturizer.

I hope you have learned something new and informative about transitioning your skincare regime from winter to summer!  Book your appointment today with us for a corrective facial, microdermabrasion or one of our peels to get that glowing complexion you have always wanted and we can customize a skin care regiment for you.

Happy Summer!