Keeping your skin healthy is a full-time job, and how you need to look after it will vary depending on the weather outside.
We’re going to run through a season-by-season guide to looking after your skin, no matter what the weather.
The cold weather and lack of moisture in the air mean that your skin is likely to get cracked, chapped and irritated, and while wrapping up warm will help, it’s not going to save your skin.
Be sure to moisturise properly, especially right after you step out of the shower or bath, to help lock all that moisture into your skin.
The hands (and especially the nails) are also a particularly vulnerable part of the body when you’re out in the cold, so you should obviously wear gloves where possible.
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One thing to bear in mind though, as lovely as it is to have a nice long shower during the cold winter months, spending too long in there can strip the skin of essential natural elements and dry the skin out.
As the weather warms up and you start to spend more time outdoors, it’s time to start thinking more seriously about protecting the skin.
Depending on your skin type, you might start to burn up if the sun comes out, so think about starting to apply sunscreen if you’ve got particularly fair skin which is more susceptible to the sun’s UV rays.
Even though it might not seem that warm outside yet, there’s still a risk, so it’s better to be safe than sorry!
It’s understandable that you want to get tanned ready for your holidays now that the summer is finally here, but this is where you have to be really careful, as excessive exposure to the sun can lead to some pretty serious health problems.
At this point, you should be using sunscreen daily, no matter what your skin type (as long as we’re not having a miserable British summer!) and reapplying it as necessary depending on the weather.
It’s important to know that you can still get burnt even on colder and cloudier or days or when you’re not in direct sunlight too. Protective clothing is also a good idea in the sunlight, whether it’s a hat or sunglasses.
If you do notice a dramatic change the colour of your skin (more than your normal sunburn), or perhaps a mole that wasn’t there before, be sure to see a doctor.
Unfortunately, the cold weather starts to roll around again now, but it’s a chance to let your skin recover from all of that sun!
Now is the time to make sure that you’re exfoliating and moisturising to help seal in moisture and oils.
Generally speaking, you’ll want to use a thicker cream, rather than lotions, as they provide a stronger barrier to help lock in moisture.
Be sure to look after your lips too as they’ll start to crack and chap during these months, and hand cream could be a good idea, as your hands will probably start to become dry and cracked as we move into autumn. And if it’s still sunny, don’t forget to apply sunscreen if you need to!
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