Year-Round Skin Care: Tips for Healthy Skin

Skin is the largest organ of the body. Skin protects us from germs and helps in regulating body temperature. Skin is classified in three different layers which are epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.

Skin has many functions such as holding in fluid and preventing dehydration, keeping out bacteria and viruses and creating vitamin D. Skin is the body’s external protection system, it is at risk for various problems. Skin diseases can be temporary or permanent and can be painful or painless. Some skin conditions can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as burning, redness, itching, and rashes.

Your skin, the body’s largest organ, is a faithful companion through all the seasons. In this blog, we’ll embark on a journey through the calendar, offering valuable skin care tips and insights to help you maintain healthy and radiant skin, no matter the weather or environmental challenges.

Spring Awakening

Spring season takes place between winter and summer during which temperature gradually rises. Here are some tips to radiant springtime skin to wake your skin up from its winter hibernation, and get your healthy glow on. 

Exfoliate your skin

The first step starts with exfoliating away the lingering layer of winter.The best way to exfoliate skin is to take a hot bath once a day. Put a small amount of scrub on your hands and gently rub on the body for no longer than 30 seconds. Scrub especially those spots which are prone to rough patches. 

Stay Hydrated 

Limit your showers to 5 – 10 mins in lukewarm waters. Hydrate your skin with lotions, ointments and creams. Look for lotions containing lipids, ceramides, glycerin, or hyaluronic acid to help reinforce the skin’s protective barrier. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.  The more water you drink, the easier it will be to keep your skin from getting dry and flakey.

Wear sunscreen

Sunscreen plays a vital role in daily skin care routine, even on cloudy days. Sunscreen helps to protect skin from UV rays. Spring is a good time to repair your skin, in which the AHAs and BHAs do a great job of removing the top layer of the skin, making the new skin sensitive to dryness. Hyaluronic acid recharges skin hydration and has long-lasting benefits for the skin.

Summer Glow 

Summer is full of heat, sweat and dirt. Practicing good sun safety is the priority when it comes to summer skin care. It is very important to layer your skin care in summer the right-way. 

  • Use a good and water resistant sunscreen on your face and other exposed areas.
  • Limit sun exposure.
  • Avoid heavy makeup
  • Wear clothes that suit your skin type to avoid rashes and skin irritations. 
  • Use body lotions with SPF.
  • Add cleansing, toning and moisturising to the night skincare routine. 
  • It is important to drink a lot of fluids throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Fall Transformation

Various changes take place in the skin, as the season changes from summer to fall.  Due to change in season, Skin must adapt to the new set of climate conditions. You can make it more easy by implementing a fall skincare routine in your daily lives. Fall weather can lead to dryness, dehydration, irritation, redness, inflammation, and sunburn. Here are some common skin care tips for autumn. 

  • Hydrate from inside and outside – Decrease in skin’s moisture content takes place due to low temperature and humidity level. Skin dryness can commonly be seen in fall weather. Avoid dryness and breakouts by hydrating your skin from the inside out. Drink more water, eat nourished food and use hydrating serums and moisturisers. 
  • Stay on top of SPF – Apply SPF products anytime you will be outside. Yes, you need sunscreen in the fall weather too, which will prevent sunburns and free radical damage that accelerates skin aging.
  • Body lotion is a must – When the warm summer days turn into chilly fall days, it’s probably time to grab a body lotion. The best time to apply body moisturiser is right when you get out of the shower, which will help seal in that water, so you won’t suffer from dry hands, elbows, knees, and feet in the fall.
Winter Resilience

If you suffer from dryness, the winter season is the worst time for your skin. Dryness takes place due to the cold air steals moisture from the skin. Here are some common tips to prevent your skin from the cold climate. 

  • Use a moisturising cleanser – During winter season, switch to  moisturising cleanser that can help to hydrate parched skin, and support the skin’s barrier to help protect the skin from the harmful effects of cold climates. 
  • Cleanse your skin – Make a routine of cleansing twice a day, both in the morning and at night. Cleansing helps to increase the blood flow, and aids elimination of toxins.
  • Purchase a humidifier For adding moisture to closed spaces, use a humidifier. It helps to retain skin’s moisture naturally. 
Skin care at different life stages

Skin changes can take place due to genetic makeup, environmental factors, nutrition and aging. With aging, the outermost layer, known as epidermis, gets thin, more fragile and loss of some protective fat layers takes place.  Many skin disorders are so common among older people, which can be related to specific disorders like diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, nutritional deficiencies etc. Cleansing diets and healthy eating can prevent some of these disorders. A simple skin care routine should be include these following ingredients : 

  • Gentle cleanser – cleaning at least once per day is very important. 
  • Vitamin C – helps to boost the immune system.
  • Retinol – Retinol is a nutrient that encourages exfoliation.
  • Moisturiser – It helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles of the face.
  • Broad – spectrum sunscreen – helps in preventing sunburns. 

As we conclude our journey through the seasons, it’s clear that healthy skin is a lifelong commitment. By adapting your skin care routine to the challenges of each season and understanding your skin’s unique requirements, you can enjoy a radiant complexion year-round.

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