The Best Skin Care Routine For All Skin Types and Seasons
A good skin care routine is necessary for healthy looking skin; everyone will tell you that. But what are the best ones? The best ones are routines that you are going to do daily. Your skin care specialist can give you all the tools you need for a great regiment, but if you don’t use them they won’t work. Starting out simple is best, especially if you don’t have a skin care routine.
- Cleanse twice
Every Season is Different
Every change of season is a good time to reevaluate your skin care routine. Add a serum to target a specific condition of your skin. Fine lines, dull skin, irritated skin or congested
- Cleanse twice
- Add serum depending on area of concern
What worked for you in the spring and summer won't work the same in the fall and winter. This is the time of year to decide what is working and what isn’t. Your cleanser and moisturizer may have to change.
Tips for Dry Winter skin
As the weather goes from cool to cold, the air gets dryer and the heat comes on inside. Your skin will start to get dryer. It may be slight difference, like tightness or an overall lack of shine to your skin or your skin can get so dry it flakes or cracks and my even burn or get inflamed. Help prevent this with the tips below.
- Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize! In the colder weather, you want to use an oil based moisturizer as the oil will make a nice barrier for the skin from the cold and wind. Make sure the oil is non-clogging to your pores. Primrose oil, almond oil avocado oil are some good ones. Water base lotions are better for spring and summer. Also, lotions that contain humectants like hyaluronic acid, which holds moisture in your skin. You can also add a drop of oil into your moisturizer.
- Sunscreen, yes sunscreen, it isn’t just for the beach. Sunscreen protects your skin from sun and wind and drying. Use it on face, neck and hands.
- Avoid using heavy acid peels on your skin as they will cause extra drying and tightening of the skin. Instead try using a seaweed mask to hydrate the skin, not a clay mask that can draw moisture out of skin.
- Use a creamy cleanser for adding moisture to the skin, and avoid using alcohol based toners or moisturizers.
- If the heat is going on in your house or at work, try using a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
Remember your skin is your largest organ of your body and we need to take care of it! Give it what it needs when it needs it!