The season is changing and so should your skincare routine! We’ve left the cold, dry season behind us, so it might be time to change up your skincare products as well. Are you looking to transition your skincare routine from winter to summer? Let’s go!
The weather change can bring about a big change in your skin as well. As it goes from cold and dry to hot and humid, your skin might start to feel more oily, dehydrated and irritated. And in India, it feels even worse. With the dust, pollution and numerous irritants just waiting to get inside our skin, the idea to transition your skincare routine from winter to summer is a no brainer!
How Change In Seasons Can Affect Your Skin
When weather conditions change rapidly, our skin can go in for a shock as it enjoys a stable environment. The quick transition in weather conditions can make it difficult for the skin to adjust to the new climate.
As you move from summer to winter, you may notice your skin getting dry, and flaky. This is because of the sudden drop in temperature and humidity, and leads to skin losing its hydration, while giving way to inflammation and irritated skin. All these happen because of the seasonal change that disrupts the skin barrier, pushing your skin to work harder.
On the other hand, when you move from cold to warmer months, the humidity increases and your skin once again, needs to adjust to the new climate. What happens now, is the opposite of what you went through as you transitioned from cold to hot season. During this period, your skin will feel oilier as more oil accumulates on your skin’s surface.
The climatic condition of where you live will also, greatly affect the way your skin feels and looks, so you need to pay attention to how your skin is behaving as the seasons change. You will need to change your skincare routine depending on your skin needs. Our skin tends to be oilier in summer due to high humidity and rising temperature.
Transitioning Your Skincare Routine From Winter to Summer
Making that change in your skincare routine from winter to summer will require product changes as well as changes in your skincare habits as well. Here are some ways to help you regulate your skin as you transition from winter to hot, humid, summers.
Did you know that your skincare products penetrate better when your skin is clean? Double cleansing is like the foundation of any skincare routine. It is important to double cleanse at the end of the day because it helps remove dirt and pollutants that have accumulated on your skin throughout the day. Skipping this ritual can even cause major breakouts on oily skin.
The Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil is just the right product for this step of your routine. This is a lightweight, daily oil cleanser that effectively removes makeup, oil, dirt residues while moisturizing and hydrating skin. Use the Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil as the first cleanser for your double cleansing regimen.
Follow this step with the Purito Defence Barrier pH Cleanser, a gentle, non-irritating formula that’s great for all skin types. The Purito Defence Barrier pH Cleanser contains Tea tree Leaf Oil, Centella Asiatica extract and Grapefruit Extract to gently cleanse your skin.
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The next important step is the exfoliation step. Gentle exfoliation a few times a week is a must in your skincare repertoire for healthy glowing skin. Summers can mean excess sebum which can build up, leading to clogged pores. This, in turn, can render your skincare routine less effective.
Hence, we recommend a gentle exfoliator like the Cosrx AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid. It is a potent, but mild exfoliating treatment meant for dull, dry skin susceptible to acne breakouts. The glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin cells to keep skin clear, niacinamide improves the enlarged pores, while Hyaluronic acid provides ample hydration.
Another skincare step that we often stress on its importance is the hydration step. We know that hydration is the key to keeping your skin healthy and happy. Summers mean oilier skin, but you still need hydration to balance out the excess oil on your skin. We recommend these gentle hydrating moisturizers for summers.
Try the Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner, an award-winning toner for all the skin benefits it delivers. It is mild and perfect for everyday use, as it contains 0.5% BHA for gentle exfoliation, and Aloe to soothe and moisturize the skin. The salicylic acid contains anti-inflammatory properties, and aids in exfoliating and reducing the excess sebum, while the snail mucin adds moisture to the skin. Suitable for all skin types, the toner helps to hydrate and prep the skin for next skincare products.
For those of you with oily skin, we swear by the Cosrx Hydrium Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream. It is especially formulated to hydrate and instantly cool oily, heated skin, during the hot, humid climate. The key ingredient is Panthenol, which is known for its moisturizing, and regenerating effects on skin. Aloe leaf extract, and Camellia Sinensis leaf extract calm and soothe heated skin, redness and blemishes.
And dry skin types can undoubtedly benefit from the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Moist Cream. Formulated with five different molecular weights of Hyaluronic acid, this cream is especially designed to provide long lasting and deep nourishment to dry, parched skin. It contains stellar ingredients like ceramides to strengthen skin barrier, Baobab seed extract to lock in moisture, and a complex of Apricot seed, Safflower and Argan oil to ensure your skin remains firm and healthy.
Do remember to practice diligent sun protection to keep your skin happy and healthy during the summertime. We are currently loving the Skin & Lab Dr. Vita Clinic Fre-C Sun Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++ which is a gentle but effective sun lotion which is also packed with multi vitamins to moisturize the skin. This sunscreen is also formulated with SKIN & LAB’s unique hydro-trapping technology to maximize the amount of hydration delivered to the skin while protecting from harsh UVA/UVB rays.
The Bottom Line
While there is no way we can control the weather conditions, we can surely take control of our skin and nurture it according to how it behaves. It is important to pay close attention to what your skin needs, and tweak your skincare routine depending on season transitions, so your skin gets all the love at the right time.