Changing your skin care for warmer and cooler climates.
- Seasons Change. So Should Your Skincare.
Wherever you live in the world, it’s likely you’ll experience some change in the seasons. Whether it’s from extreme hot to extreme cold, or just hot to hotter, a change in climate has an effect on your skin. So your skincare routine should change with the seasons.
- Seasonal Skincare: Summer
With warmer climates comes added humidity in the air. These elevated temperatures can trigger the body’s biological processes and, in response to heat and humidity, the body works to cool1 itself down.
In the summer, sebaceous glands on your body start to secrete more sebum—the oily substance that helps waterproof and lubricate the skin—and this excess sebum can leave skin appearing oily. In this case, opt for a lighter formula like Vaseline’s® Intensive Care™ Advanced Repair, with hydrating glycerine and micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly, absorbs in seconds and instantly making skin soft with a non-greasy skin. Learn more about the causes and treatment of Oily Skin.
On the other hand, warmer weather also tends to mean more time in the sun, and harsh UV rays can burn and dry skin. To calm and soothe dry skin, try Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Aloe Soothe Lotion.
Summer can also mean more exposure to sun, chlorine and salt water. Recover your skin from summer’s toll by exfoliating your skin to remove dead cells and reveal new, healthier-looking skin. And moisturize after every shower to lock in moisture and replenish skin. Try a moisturizer with a non-greasy feel, like Vaseline® Aloe Soothe Lotion. Use the fall season to prepare your skin for the harsh winter season.
- Seasonal Skincare: Winter
When temperatures fall, so too do the levels of moisture in the air. Skin can become dry and irritated against the harsh elements of cold climates and a richer moisturizer, like Vaseline® Advance Repair Body Lotion, is proven to moisturize and help heal very dry skin.
However, the cold temperatures are not the only aggressors during the winter: snow can reflect the sun as strongly as it shines in summer, making skin just as prone to sunburn despite the cold temperature. Remember to apply SPF protection year-round.
But staying indoors won’t necessarily provide relief from drying skin. The cold outdoor temperatures mean our indoor environments are heated manually which can also deplete the skin of moisture. And we’re prone to longer showers which further dries2 skin. A richer, smoother moisturizer like Vaseline® Jelly protects to strengthen your skin barrier. Learn more about the causes and treatment of Dry Skin, Itchy Skin and Eczema.
A good skin care routine is a year-round commitment. Knowing your skin type and understanding how it changes in different environments is the first step to seeing healthier looking skin every day of the year.
The advice in this article does not constitute medical advice, it is solely available for information purposes.