WHY CHANGE YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE WITH THE SEASONS?
We all adapt our wardrobe to the weather and changing seasons. In winter, we wear hats, gloves and coats as layers of protection against the bone-chilling cold. In contrast, in summer, we want to show more skin and feel the summer breeze, so we wear those cute dresses and trousers.
However, how many of you have ever thought of also changing your skin care routine with the seasons? Here is why you should consider a seasonal skincare routine with some tips and advice:
WinterIn winter, the humidity decreases and we switch on the central heating. This causes stress and dehydration for our delicate skin. To avoid common winter skin issues of cracking, chapping and irritation, moisturising is the key to success. Even if you do not use a body lotion in other seasons, you might want to consider adding it to your winter skincare routine. Using a rich moisturiser free from perfumes or colourants, such as Neutral 0% Body Lotion, can ensure your skin gets the little extra care it needs to fight against the cold weather and prevent further drying out. Try applying after your shower to lock in moisture and keep your arms and legs silky smooth. Pay special attention to your hands and face by using Neutral 0% Hand Cream and Neutral 0% Face Cream, as these are typically the areas of your body most exposed to the cold. Bundle up with gloves and a scarf to help minimise the biting wind drying out your skin. You might find it helpful to carry hand cream in your bag for quick moisturising on the go. Lastly try to also avoid harsh cleansing products and skip hot showers/baths, as these can strip your skin of its natural oils that help to keep it feeling soft and supple.
SpringThe days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom, spring is in the air! Just as you would spring clean your house, freshening up your skin care routine is a great way to refresh your skin. As the weather warms, start to lighten up on heavy moisturisers and creams. Adding tonic to your face care routine can help cleanse your skin, leaving you with a spring glow. Neutral 0% Skin Tonic works to cleanse your face and minimise the appearance of pores, leaving your skin clean and refreshed.
SummerWe all love the feeling of sunshine on our skin and that natural glowing skin look, but mustn’t forget about adapting our summer skin care routine to protect our skin. Summer is hot and humid leading to more oily skin that is vulnerable to breakouts. Combat this with a good cleansing routine. Use a gentle cleanser, such as the Neutral 0% Face Wash, twice a day and always moisturise after you cleanse. While running around during the day or being active in the sun you might work up a sweat. Our Neutral 0% Make-up Remover Wipes are the perfect on the go product to help cleanse and refresh your skin. Pop them in your gym bag or hand bag for a convenient way to remove make-up or excess sweat. Additionally, remember to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun by applying sun cream all over your body before sun exposure, and reapply regularly throughout the day. Always follow the manufacturers guidelines.
AutumnAs the leaves turn and the temperature cools it is time to change your skin care routine once again. While the summer heat meant you probably weren’t using a lot of moisturising creams and lotions, now is the time to bring them back out. Colder temperatures can lead to your skin drying out from a lack of moisture in the air. The key to success this season is a combination of exfoliation and moisturising. By exfoliating your skin you remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin looking brighter and feeling softer. Try exfoliating a few times a week to rejuvenate your skin. After exfoliating make sure you apply body lotion to moisturise and protect your newly buffed skin. Try Neutral 0% Body Lotion for a fragrance-free option that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.