Let’s have a look at the four seasons and the skin care products that will help you
It’s not just your mood that changes with the seasons. Your skin does, too. It adapts to the seasons, so it’s important to understand the different phases. This way, you can give your body what it needs. From the humid air and constant exposure to air conditioning of summer to the seasonal sneezes of spring, your skin goes through a lot during the year.
Let’s have a look at the four seasons and the skin care products that will help you.
Autumn: a time of transition
It’s a transitional time when we also start ‘shedding’ that summer tan. That natural golden glow is wearing off and blemishes start to emerge – wrinkles, dryness, sagginess, and redness. Combat this before it happens with good skin care products.
You’re starting to see the effects of months in the sun and just how detrimental dehydration is. As you (weep) goodbye to those balmy nights, help ease the pain by trading them for some R&R indoors. Treat yourself to long baths, moisturising face masks, and treatments. Stock up on your skin care products, specifically and an anti-wrinkle face cream to help with those lines. Our Age IQ skin care product range will hydrate you to reduce dryness and red spots.
Winter: hello hibernation
When amazing autumn is gone and you’re confronted with the cold, wind and rain, it’s easy to seep into hibernation mode. As you cosily nestle up near the heater, your skin’s metabolism decreases and circulation slows. This means cell renewal is also reduced. Don’t be afraid to ‘give into’ the season and rest. Instead, nourish yourself with amazing, hearty dishes that’ll be naturally moisturising. Include the following type of foods in your diet: olive oil, grapefruit, avocado, carrots, broccoli, and almonds. Think of these foods as your natural skin care products. Speaking of skin care products, invest in day and night specific moisturisers that perform differently based on the time.
Spring: get ready for renewal
As the sun starts to show itself again after a long winter, let it warm you. Spending so much time indoors can make you prone to toxins, so be sensitive and kind to your ‘spring skin.’ If you’re prone to allergies, have recovery strategies in place. Make sure you always deeply cleanse.
Tip: Give yourself a spring fling, all year, with skin care products that revitalise and energise you.
Summer: you sexy thing
It can be tempting to spend hours out in the sun, especially to thaw out after a gruelling winter and mild spring but, don’t be deceived by looks. Just because you’re glowing and has that undeniable summer tinge, it needs to be cared for with the right skin care products. The sun causes your pores to open and sweat which causes acne. You need to fully hydrate yourself. Go for skin care products with lighter textures and protection against harmful UV rays. A firming moisturiser might also help achieve that toned look and full-body hydration.
Age-defying skin care products & practices
Each season has its pros and cons. It’s essential to know how your face and body performs in each environment. Be proactive and make sure you protect yourself in a range of ways – great skin care products, your diet, and the activities you choose to do.
Hydration is an important focus, year-round. In summer, because you’re sweating a lot. And in winter, as the temperature drops and heaters bring that dull dryness. So, if you only do one thing, it’s keeping hydrated. Our Age IQ skin care product range makes this easy.
This all starts with good skin care products, of course. And, as for your cleanser, find the face wash for you, such as a botanical lotion. Follow it up with a day and night cream, not just one face cream. The eye serum is great for seasonal protection, as well as its anti-ageing benefits. Perfect your anti-ageing skincare regime and you’ve got hydration in the bag.
You can also look at a humidifier in winter and upping your water intake (adding lemon to it). Hydrate from the inside out by eating watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, oranges, kiwi, and watery veggies like celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and carrots. Plus, get a healthy dose of vitamin C and zinc to support the production of collagen and elastin.
Make healthy food and lifestyle choices, and invest in hydrating skin care products.
These strategies will help you counteract the effects of dry, dull skin to keep it looking unarguably youthful.