Do You Really Need a Seasonal Skincare Overhaul?

Do You Really Need a Seasonal Skincare Overhaul?

Posted by Joline Stevens on

As the seasons shift, there's often a temptation to revamp your skincare routine entirely. But is it necessary? And if so, what changes should you make?

Your skin is a marvel. Before you rush to change things up, have an appreciation party for your body's best protector. It regenerates, heals, and produces essential components like fatty acids squalene and hyaluronic acid. Our skincare should support the natural barrier – not replace it.

Prescribed essentials aside, all you really need is to cleanse, hydrate, and protect with SPF, year-round. This simple trio ensures you're removing dead cells, keeping pores clear, and safeguarding against harmful rays.

However, there are some benefits to adjusting your routine as Summer arrives:

  1. Changes in Humidity: Summer brings shifts in humidity levels, impacting your skin's hydration needs. Adjusting your products helps maintain the optimal moisture balance.
  2. Increased Sun Exposure: Longer daylight hours mean more time outdoors and heightened UV exposure. Upgrading to higher SPF protection shields your skin from damage and prevents premature aging and sunburns.
  3. Environmental Stresses & Allergies: Seasonal allergies can trigger skin sensitivities and inflammation. Switching to gentler products can soothe irritated skin and alleviate allergic reactions.
  4. Transitioning Formulations: Heavy winter moisturisers may clog pores in warmer weather. Switching to lighter moisturisers and products designed to clarify your skin helps prevent a dull complexion.

When considering swaps & upgrades, keep in mind:

  1. Consistency & Effectiveness: Skincare products require time to work. Stick to a routine to understand which products work for specifically for your skin. 
  2. Cost Consideration: Constantly buying new products gets pricey. Stick to a stable routine for cost-effective choices and invest in quality products.
  3. Avoid Overloading the Skin: Simplify your routine with essential, tailored products to maintain clear skin.

Remember, the most sustainable approach is to use what you have. When tweaking your routine, keep it simple and your skin naturally balanced.

 You may want to try our Clarifying Facial Cleansing Bar.

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