The changing seasons not only pave the way for a changed wardrobe and a different style of living but also deprive your skin of moisture causing havoc on our skin. Our skin reacts to the changing seasons. Well, that’s why we can see heels cracking and a wrinkled skin in winters and red rashes in the summers. This is called seasonal skin changes. The outermost layer of our skin called the epidermis is highly reactive to the changing seasons.
As there are various seasons, there are various kinds of seasonal skin changes too. This article briefly explains how different seasons lead to skin changes. Read on!
The hot summers
Even cool showers and water are not sufficient for us to feel comfortable in the summers especially when we have to step out of our homes. The hot scorching sun just doesn’t stop glaring at us. But we still can manage to bear the heat, while the skin would take a real beating. Heated air in summers leads to low humidity conditions causing the moisture content to evaporate from our body. This will lead to skin changes like irritation, flaking and cracking. Also adding to this is the parched appearance.
You can save your skin from these changes by investing some money in the humidifier which helps keep the air moist at your home. And please make sure you drink a lot of water for keeping yourself hydrated. Also, a replenishing lip balm is a must if you don’t want your lips to crack or look dry and dull.
The cool winters
Humidity levels drop during the winters and autumn. Simple theory behind is drier the air, more moisture from the skin is absorbed. Naturally, you are bound to experience flakiness and dryness in the winters. It is during these winters that many people lose the beauty of their glowing skin and tend to use many heavy duty cold creams.
So, as the weather changes your skincare products must change too! The summer light weight moisturizers should be replaced by winter cold creams.
Sudden changes in temperature
Going from a cold environment into a centrally heated room can have effects on your skin. The vice versa is also true. The capillaries present in our faces expand and contract very rapidly which leads to skin redness and broken veins. Well, no worries! A layer of barrier cream can protect our skin. There are also products which contain anti-inflammatory ingredients like chamomile. If not this, then green tea would do the trick too!
Hot showers and baths
In winters, nothing is more soothing than soaking in a hot shower and bubbles after a tiring day. But it is disappointing to know that these hot showers will dissolve the oily barrier leading to dry skin. All the moisture content is lost! So, resist the temptation to take a hot shower bath rather you can settle yourself for a warm shower. That’s a seasonal temptation which you have to resist for protecting your skin.