Should Your Skincare Routine Change With the Seasons?

If you’re anything like us, you have your skincare routine down to a science. However, your skin can be impacted by many external factors, including the weather. 

While we don’t experience dramatic seasonal weather changes here in Florida, even subtle drops in temperature and humidity in the winter can impact your skin. If you often experience dry and irritated skin in the winter, changing your skincare routine with the seasons can help you maintain healthy skin all year round. 

How Winter Can Affect Your Skin

In the winter, lower temperatures and humidity levels can compromise your skin’s moisture barrier. When this occurs, many people experience dry, chapped, and red skin. Skin conditions like eczema are also more likely to flare in the winter. 

Adjusting Your Skincare Routine With the Seasons

To combat dryness, redness, and irritation in the winter, there are several changes that you can make to your skincare routine. For one, if you’re currently using a gel-based cleanser or one that contains acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, we recommend swapping it out for a gentle, cream-based cleanser. This switch will prevent excess dryness.

Additionally, opting for a thicker moisturizing cream in the winter is a wise choice. While many people need a lightweight moisturizer to manage oily, breakout-prone skin in the summer, a more luscious product will better keep your skin hydrated this winter. 

Taking Advantage of Reduced Sun Exposure

Along with the temperature and humidity, sun exposure is a factor that can affect your skin in the winter. Many people spend more time indoors during the holidays and throughout the winter months, leading to less sun exposure. Since certain cosmetic treatments, including laser treatments and chemical peels, require patients to avoid sun exposure during the recovery period. This makes the winter season a convenient time to add these treatments to your skincare regimen!

At Hermann Aesthetics and Wellness, we offer innovative skincare solutions from ZO Skin Health and OBAGI® Skincare to help you maintain healthy, glowing skin in any season. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us today!