Keeping skin healthy takes year-round maintenance. Our skin goes through specific changes from season to season and it’s important to keep that in mind so you can maintain your beautiful glow all year.
Cold weather causes lack of moisture. This moisture loss can create a dull appearance in the skin, and even create chapping, peeling, and cracking to the skin.
Tips for the Winter
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize: Employ a good, heavier moisturizer to help protect against the harsher cold temperatures. Don’t forget about your hands and feet during winter months. Try applying moisturizing lotion to hands and feet then covering them with socks or gloves while you sleep. It’s a great way to add hydration to limbs during rough winter season.
Use sunscreen: The snow reflects sunlight and ultraviolet sun rays still occur during the winter. Even though the temperatures seem cooler and the days shorter, children and adults should apply sunscreen before heading outdoors.
Love on your lips: The lips can become rough, cracked, and show more damage during the winter season. This doesn’t have to be you! During the winter months, men and women alike should apply lip balm to keep their lips soft and kissable.
In warmer weather, there are important adjustments to be made to your skin care regimen to protect against unwanted damage.
Do list for spring skin
Sunscreen or Bust: No matter what skin type you have or how your body reacts to the sun, you should always wear broad spectrum sunscreen containing at least SPF 30. About one ounce (a shot glass full for your entire body) of sunscreen should be reapplied at least twice a day. People don’t realize they can still get burned in cooler climates, when they’re not in direct sunlight or even on cloudy days.
Be aware of your skin type: Depending on the pigment of your skin, the likelihood of burning in the sun can vary and so should the level of sun protection you use. For example, if you are fair-skinned with freckles, your skin is more sensitive to the sun so reapplication of sunscreen is critical.
Wear protective clothing: In addition to sunscreen, wearing wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses can have a huge impact on sun protection. Don’t expose yourself to sunlight if there is a dramatic change to the skin: Skin discoloration, a changing mole and a rough red patch are all early signs of skin cancer. If you notice any of these, talk to your dermatologist. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.