The weather is changing and so should your skincare routine. The windier, cooler weather your skin gets exposed to in the fall calls for some extra TLC. We caught up with skin therapist Jessica Delst at Rebel Helsinki and asked her what happens in the skin when the temperature drops and how we should adjust our skincare routines with the season change.
HOW SHOULD YOU ADJUST YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE WIITH THE CHANGING SEASONS?
Being set up with a few good quality skincare products all year around, will make it much easier to make some adjustments to your skincare regimen, whenever change of season or other circumstances require for it. A good cleansing and good hydration are always key. If your skin feels dry, opt for a more gentle cleanser.
If the skin has a healthy pH and a balanced flow of sweat and oil, alternating serums and face oils will most of the time help find the optimal skincare routine during each season. By adjusting the amount of these products you simply have to try out how much your skin needs right now.
Some skin types may need specific products to help maintain healthy skin during different seasons. Products with optimal absorbing properties are the key. Try adding a nourishing facial masks* and use products that protect and care your skin.
WHAT IS KEY WHEN PREPPING FOR COOLER SEASONS?
When preparing your skin for fall/winter it is important to start using the right products early enough (read now) to adjust the skin to these changes. For example the change of temperature between summer and fall are often much more challenging for the skin than between spring and summer. Keep in mind that it is not only the outside temperatures that vary, in fact, moving between heated indoors and the cold outside air is the main cause for dehydrated skin during the winter months.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SKIN WHEN THE AIR TEMPERATURE DROPS?
Both children and adult skin are affected by climatic and seasonal changes. Air humidity levels drop when the weather cools down and many experience red cheeks. During the colder months you are more likely to experience dryness and flakiness due to so called transepidermal waterloss (TEWL), that is a major factor responsible for dry skin in colder climate. The waterloss can be slowed down with a facial oil that helps lock in the moisture in your skin.
*TIP! Try the Laponie of Scandinavia All-Around Balm as a nourishing overnight mask.