We all know that the seasons impact our wardrobe choices, but did you know that they can also affect your skin? Without using the correct skincare, the changing temperatures and humidity levels can wreak havoc on your complexion. In fact, it is super common for people to experience seasonal skin issues such as dryness, flaky skin, or oily or congested skin, depending on the environmental conditions they are facing.
Changing your skincare routine to suit the season is easier than you might think. Just like how you vamp up your work outfit for a night out by adding some accessories, adapting your skincare routine for the changing seasons can be as simple as adjusting 1 or 2 products in your routine.
Switch your cleanser:
From Summer to colder months:
When the weather is getting colder and drier, it's important to find a gentle cleanser that won't strip away all of your skin’s natural oils. In Autumn and Winter, your skin can often need a little more ‘oomph’, so it’s important to use products that will help to get rid of dirt and impurities, while still leaving your skin soft and comfortable after use. Try our Silky Milky Cleanser; it's gentle enough for daily use, but tough enough to help calm your skin down when she's acting up, or suffering from hormonal or stress related acne.
From Winter to warmer months:
Just like updating your wardrobe, your skin needs a slightly different cleansing routine when it comes to warmer months. Simply swap your milk cleanser to a light, fluffy foaming cleanser to help remove sweats, sunscreen and impurities more effectively. Our Tea Cleanser is very gentle on sensitive skin and doesn't make skin feel gritty while leaving it fresh, soft and clean.
To prevent clogged pores and breakouts due to congested skin, we recommend to double cleanse your skin once or twice a week with an oil-based cleanser, or simply use a konjac sponge daily with your cleanser to gently exfoliate and deep cleanse your skin.
As we get older, our dead skin cells don't slough off as quickly as they used to, which can lead to clogged pores and cause dull complexion. The best way to know if your skin is under-exfoliated, is by how your products are working. Have you noticed that your makeup doesn't stick as well as it used to, or that your skincare products don’t seem to be absorbing as they should? Exfoliating once a week will help to keep your skin healthy and glowing all season long. Check out our Smooth & Glow Exfoliator; it’ll leave your skin feeling refreshed and unbelievably smooth after use!
Add extra moisture and hydration to your routine
From Summer to Autumn / Winter:
If you have dry or sensitive skin, adding a facial oil to your routine during the winter months is a great option. Facial oils provide an extra layer of protection to your skin, against moisture loss and environmental aggressors such as windburn and indoor heating. The best facial oils will utilise a formula that is ultra nourishing, but still lightweight enough to let your skin breathe. Our Seed Face Oil does just this! It works beautifully in combination with our Silky Milky Cleanser and Flower Face Cream.
From Winter to Spring / Summer:
When the weather is getting warmer, we all love going out to enjoy outdoor activities such as picnics, beaches and exercises, more perspiration means more hydration needed. Add an extra layer of hydration to your skin by using our Le Calme Serum to prevent dehydrated and dull skin and soothe any inflammation or redness due to long hours of sun exposure. The best way to keep your skin plump, soft and well-hydrated in summer without the feeling of tackiness / greasiness is to combine Le Calme Serum with our Flower Face Cream. Both are super lightweight, rich in antioxidants and possess long-lasting hydration power that will keep your skin youthful and hydrated all day long!
Don't forget your sunscreen
The best way to prevent aging? Use sunscreen everyday, 365 days of the year!
It may look a little darker and feel a little chillier, but UV radiation is still beaming down on us in the winter months. It’s important to continue applying sunscreen every day! If the thought of slathering on more product makes your skin feel greasy, don’t worry - there are plenty of lightweight options out there that won't leave you feeling sticky or smudgy under your makeup. Try a few out for yourself, but for those of us with sensitive skin, just remember - it’s always a good idea to patch test new products before applying.
The seasons are ever-changing, but that doesn’t mean your favourite skincare has to change! With a few easy steps, you can adapt your routine and be on your way to healthy, happy, glowing skin, no matter what the season throws at you!
Head over to our collections to browse our range of simple and natural skincare products, designed to help calm, soothe, protect and strengthen even the most sensitive skin!