Switch Up Your Skincare

Switching up your skin care for different seasons is not just a concept used to portray your sense of style, it is an extremely important aspect of your skin care routine. You must ensure that you change your skin care solutions according to the seasons. What works for your skin during the winter months, might not necessarily work during the summers or the spring seasons. In fact, using a product that works best during the winter in the summers, might end up making your skin look greasy and giving you blemishes. To help you understand how to use switch up skin care to its fullest, we have divided the skin care routines according to the seasons.
young couple outdoors during winter
For Winters
It is extremely important for you to switch up your skin care from the winter months to the summer months. Here are a few tips and suggestions for you to switch up your skin care routine for the winters.

Change your moisturizer and foundations
Make sure that you choose a moisturizer that has more emollients and a more balmy texture. Face oils are one of the best ways of making you look brighter, nourishing your skin and giving you a better complexion. This means that you need to switch your light moisturizing creams with something heavier. If heavier cream is something you don’t prefer, use serums instead. Serums can be bought according to your individual skin care needs and can go a long way in keeping your skin hydrated during the winters.

Exfoliate more often
Exfoliating more often than before is also known to be extremely important. Your dead skin build-up is much faster in the winter months. Therefore, you need to increase the number of exfoliations to every alternate day or once in 3 days.

Switch your cleansers to balms
Those suffering from dry skin should switch up their cleansers with hydrating cream cleansers, oils and balms.

Spring landscape with cherry tree and mountains in the backgroundFor Spring
As winter disappears and the beautiful spring season approaches, you need to switch up your skin care routine to give yourself that much needed beauty revamp. Here are a few tips and suggestions for you to switchup your skin care routine for the spring season.

Change your moisturizer
Look out for products that can double up as skin protectants and moisturizers. Glycolic acid based moisturizers are also known to be an excellent option as they help to rejuvenate your dry skin.

Don’t ignore the SPF factor
If you’ve been using SPF 15 sun protection creams during the winters, you must replace them with SPF 30 sunscreens. Make sure that you understand what sort of sunscreen to buy – chemical or mineral. Both offer the same protection, but cater to different types of skin conditions.

couple playing in the water at the beachFor Summers
Switching your products for the summers is as important as switching them for the winter months. You could get away with ignoring the spring season switchups, but changing your products for those summer months is extremely important. Here are a few tips and suggestions for you to switchup your skin care routine for the summers.

Ramp up the SPF
If you’ve been using SPF 15 sunscreens, replace them with SPF 30 sunscreens immediately. Don’t forget to add sun protection accessories such as sunglasses and hats to your attire as well. Moreover, you tend to spend more time outdoors during the summer months. Therefore, you need to ensure that you apply the sunscreen lotions every 2 hours spent outdoors. You should also switch your regular moisturizers with ones that offer SPF protection. There are a number of moisturizing creams that double up as an SPF 30 sun protection cream and a moisturizer.

Incorporate antioxidants into your routine
Incorporating antioxidants into your skin care routines during the summer months is a must. One of the best ways to do this is to look for products with Resveratrol. Resveratrol is a compound that doesn’t just offer skin care benefits, but it also helps to boost your sun protection.

Switch to Gel Cleansers
You need to start using gel based cleansers during the summers. This is because the extra humidity and dirt build-up that is common in the summer months require you to use a cleanser which is able to cut through the build-up without making your skin look dry.

Remove Retinols
Remove retinol from your regular skin care routine because retinols can make your skin even more sensitive. If you had been using it make sure to diligently ramp up your sun protection efforts so skin doesn’t become irritated.

Use makeup removers before using cleansers
The summer months leaves your skin more prone to breakouts. This means that you need to give your skin that extra bit of protection by ensuring that it remains clean at all times. One of the best ways to do this is to use makeup removers before using the cleanser.


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