Summer or winter, be beautiful and glowing in every season!
Your skin is the protective shell of your body. It bears a harsh environment for you; it is time you be mindful of it. Most essential during seasonal changes is changing your skincare routine when the weather warms up or cools down.
In summer, your skin is the first to be hit by UV rays. Exposure to the sun can cause damage to your skin to the extent of skin cancer. Also, breakouts are common when your skin gets clammy and oily in humid weather.
In winter, your skin dries out faster than in any other season. The cold air sucks out the moisture from your skin and irritates to the extent of inflammation on the coldest and darkest winter days.
So, yes, you need seasonal skincare, and you must make changes in the summer and winter body care routine from now on, but here we are to help you in every step.
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Summer Skin: What Happens To Your Beautiful Skin?
- During summertime, UV radiation may prove harmful to exposed skin.
- While those lethal rays may feel amazing, the long-term repercussions of sun exposure may not be so pleasant.
- One in every five Americans may get skin cancer as a result at some point in their lives, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
- Excessive UV exposure could also cause cataracts, which harm more than twenty million Americans over the age of forty, according to the National Eye Institute.
- It also causes early skin aging as sunshine is a primary cause of wrinkles, dullness, and skin discoloration.
Winter Skin: What Happens To Your Healthy Skin?
- Wintertime is often colder and drier than summertime when temperatures and humidity levels climb.
- When exposed to harsh cold conditions, the skin suffers, becoming extremely dry, sensitive, and cracked.
- Clothing protects most skin, yet we frequently fail to cover our faces.
- Moving inside is no better than heaters and dehumidifiers, constantly draining every drop of moisture from the air.
Summertime: How To Take Care of Skin?
- Sunscreen To Protect Your Skin
- Sunscreen is an essential layer of protection against sunburn and skin cancer.
- It now comes in a variety of lotions, creams, ointments, gels, wax sticks, and sprays; some also contain sparkle and tint.
- Products with SPF 30 or higher are very beneficial in summer.
- Sweat and water often remove your sun shield. Ensure your sunscreen is water-resistant.
- Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before you leave outside.
- Make sure to reapply every 2 hours if you constantly sweat, plan to swim, or stay outdoors for a long time.
- Clothing To Cover Your Body
- Begin with a hat because hazardous rays might affect your scalp and ears if you leave your head exposed.
- Remember that baseball caps are not as practical as hats with broad brims because they expose your ears.
- Nowadays, most manufacturers design clothes to protect your skin from cancer-causing rays.
- According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, UV radiation can be absorbed or reflected by garments composed of unbleached cotton, lightweight, soft silk, and high-luster polyesters.
- UV light is absorbed by darker materials, diverting it away from your skin.
- Clothes with close threads or weaves keep dangerous rays out.
- Lip Balms To Shield Your Lips
- Often, lips are exposed to the harsh rays, forgetting that lips are also prone to sun damage.
- Make sure to use lip products with at least SPF 15; If you are constantly in danger of chapped lips, up it to SPF 30.
- Ensure applying lip balm every 2 hours or so, depending on the quantity of UV exposure.
- Avoid using petroleum jelly or a high-shine lip gloss in the sun as it attracts more UV rays.
- If you are wearing lipstick, choose darker shades as they can shield your lips better than glossy lipsticks.
- Also, you can wear a lip conditioner with sunscreen and antioxidants under your lipstick to add extra moisture and defense.
- Sunglass To Cover Your Eyes
- Extended UV exposure can cause reddening of the whites of the eyes, much as the sun can cause the skin to burn.
- Sun exposure for a prolonged time can lead to visual disorders such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Choose sunglass which can prevent UV light with a wavelength of up to 400 nanometers.
- Sturdy shades to withstand a busy lifestyle or an accident.
- To avoid color distortion, wear sunglasses with gray or brown tints.
- Cosmetics To Block UV Rays
- In summer, any type of coating on the face blocks harmful UV rays from directly affecting your skin.
- Mineral makeup products, darker foundations, powders, and eye shadows have higher levels of sun protection than other shades of makeup.
- Include Vitamin C serum in the skincare routine for summer to brighten skin.
- Exfoliate at least twice a week to remove dirt and grime from the humidity and sweat on your body.
- In summer, to protect your skin, it is necessary to use makeup products with SPF.
- However, it is always better to use sunscreen before applying makeup in the summer.
Wintertime: How To Take Care of Skin?
- Moisture To Hydrate Your Skin
- Winter dries out your skin faster than the other seasons.
- Nothing is more uncomfortable in the cold than dry, chapped skin.
- Make sure you have a top-notch body moisturizer.
- Start using it before your skin cracks to avoid irritating existing inflamed skin.
- Humidifier For Your Home
- Winter makes you crank up the heating system at home, making the air dry, which in turn, completely dries out your skin and sinuses.
- Better to keep a humidifier at your bedside to make your skin and airways feel clear and better in the morning.
- Balm To Moisturize Your Lips
- Similar to skin, your lips are also most affected by the cold and harsh weather.
- Lips can dry out in seconds during the winter, and cracked lips are not a pretty sight for anyone.
- Always make sure to keep a lip balm available at hand.
- And if you are outside and do not have any hand lotion, lip balm also can serve as a substitute!
- Cover Up To Protect Your Skin
- If you go outside in the winter, you must protect your skin from the harsh wind, snowfall, or rain.
- Make sure to wear gloves and caps.
- Although the warm sunbeams are comforting, the UV rays can, nevertheless, do significant damage to your skin.
- Remember to apply sunscreen with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide in the winter.
- Change Skincare Products To Care For Your Skin
- What worked on your skin in the summer can make it worse for your skin in the winter.
- As a result, you should adjust your skin care products accordingly.
- Gentle skin care products are the key to healthy and beautiful winter skin.
- To avoid losing the natural moisture barrier of your skin, use cleansers containing moisturizers.
- If you experience acne or breakouts, try ceramides, hyaluronic acid, hydration serums, and glycerin-containing products to help rebuild your skin’s moisture barrier.
- Avoid masks and peels, astringent lotions, and any product containing alcohol since that will dry up your skin during the winter.
- Lukewarm Water To Prevent Dryness In Your Skin
- Winter means hot showers, but no, that’s what dries out your skin first.
- It’s better to avoid hot showers if you want your skin’s moisture barrier intact.
- Another way to shower and wash your face is to use lukewarm water instead.
- But make sure to moisturize afterward as the skin can develop winter eczema!
Seasonal Tips & Tricks To Keep Your Skin Healthy & Beautiful
- When applying moisturizer to your body in winter, do not forget your hands and feet
- Make sure to exercise during winter as it will pump more blood all over your body, and help the blood vessels not constrict, making you healthy from within, which in turn, helps make your skin radiant.
- Do not frequently exfoliate during winter. Once a week, lightly exfoliating is enough.
- Watch your alcohol intake during winter by choosing water over wine.
- Apply sunscreen and use makeup with at least SPF 15 during winter too.
- Avoid sun exposure during summer, especially between 10 AM to 3 PM when the sun rays are the strongest.
- Use a facial mask once a week on hot days to retain your skin’s natural pH balance.
- Summer days need a mist to keep your skin cool and moist.
- Choose cleansers with eucalyptus or menthol extracts to keep your pores open and clean in summer.
And, most importantly, do not forget to be happy in all seasons!
Closing Note: Prioritize Skin No Matter The Season
Whether it’s summer or winter, your skin needs your utmost care! Just check the tips by doing it, and you’ll have your skin glowing and healthy in all seasons!
Do not worry too much; simply follow through with the steps, and enjoy your summer and winter!
Beonon only wants you to be happy inside out!