Should I change my skincare routine during the summer?

Should I change my skincare routine during the summer?

I get asked very frequently Should I change my skincare routine during the summer? The answer depends on your skin because it varies so much from person to person. One person’s skin might change greatly throughout the year, whereas another person might find their skin stays quite consistent.

If your skin does change, you might notice that it becomes a little drier in the winter. When the summer arrives, you could find that it gets a little more oily. Everyone could make slight changes to their routine, to make sure they’re getting the best from their skin during the summer months. So I’ll go through a few things that might help:

Change your moisturiser

First, if you are feeling that your skin is a little bit oily, you can choose a lighter moisturiser. For many of my clients, I have gotten to know their skin well over the years, so we automatically swap their moisturiser as the seasons change. I know that they experience dryness in the winter and the oiliness in the summer, so a pre-emptive change in moisturiser helps to keep their skin feeling (and looking) good all year round.

The same thinking applies to serums, which can be either water-based or oil-based. If you feel like your skin is getting oily, I’d stop using your oil-based serum and switch to a water-based product. A great serum to use during the summer is vitamin C, as this helps to regulate melanin production, which I know a lot of people struggle with. However, vitamin C is great for everyone because it will give you a lovely glow.

Layer on your SPF!

The next thing you need to do is be strict about applying your SPF. We know we need to apply an SPF in the winter months, but in the summer, the sun does get stronger. Make sure you’re using an SPF 30 and above. If you’ve got very fair skin, then make sure that you’re using an SPF 50. Avoid burning the skin and try to stay out of the sun as much as you can between 11 am and 3 pm. This is essential to protect your skin, from both the drying and ageing effects.

Add Hyaluronic acid to your Summer skincare routine

Something else that you could add to your skincare routine at this time of year is hyaluronic acid. The sun can make our skin a little bit dehydrated, so we need to find ways to put that hydration back in. Hyaluronic acid is great for this as it holds 1000 times its own weight in water. You also want to try and protect your skin barrier as much as you can during the summer months. If your barrier starts to break down at this time of the year, you will struggle to regulate it again. As we go into the autumn and winter when the weather changes. Our central heating fires up again both things can cause dehydration and dryness. So it helps to get as much moisture as possible into your skin in the summer months.

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