Where do you buy your skin care products, at the drugstore or at your skincare professionals office? You get what you pay for! ouch!!
If you are investing in good skincare, backed by science and using the latest in skincare technology all year round then chances are your products are packed with numerous active ingredients that may not be found in drugstore brand products. For example, At Breathe A Place of Wellness, our Rekindle Collagen & Vitamin C Serum addresses several signs of aging, not just one or two. So our products are more likely to change with you as well as with the seasons.
Where do you live, this will play a huge part in how your skin responds during the change of seasons, if your city goes from 90 degrees in the summer to freezing conditions and snow in the winter, then you may be in need of a extra bit of help. To stay healthy, skin needs more than hats, gloves and coats as layers of protection from the cold weather. Cold weather and lack of moisture can cause cracking, chapping and irritation. And winter wind and sun combinations can cause serious sunburns and skin conditions such as eczema to flare up.
Don't forget to use sunscreen all year round. Don't neglect your hands and lips, and they can be the first area to recognise the change in season. Gentle exfoliation of both areas and plenty of moisturising will prevent drying, chapped, and cracked skin.
If your moisturiser feels like its not hydrating enough, try adding a serum to your skin first and applying moisturiser over the top for some added hydration. Or maybe switch from a lotion to a cream, as the air becomes drier skin needs a thicker moisturiser. Creams provide a stronger barrier and moisture loss.
In the spring and summer months remember that there is no safe way to tan, and tanned skin is potentially damaged skin, so remember to stock up on sunscreen of at least SPF 30, dermatologists recommend that you use about a shot glass of SPF for the entire body. Wear wide brimmed hats, sunglasses and long sleeves where you can, I know here in Georgia it can get up to over 90 degrees in the summer so long sleeve may not be appropriate.
Remember, investing in your skincare year round is what will lead to ongoing healthy, glowing, skin. Be smart about the products you purchase and make sure they are giving you the results you desire!