Warmer weather is coming and our skincare regimen needs an overhaul. When the seasons change so does our skin as it adjusts to the differences in temperature and humidity. You're likely to notice that in the summer your skin doesn't react exactly the same way to the products you were using as part of your winter skincare regimen. Time to make some swaps!
Here's a look at how to revamp your beauty bag for the warmer weather.
A balancing cleanser
Winter means dry air, summer means humidity. Trade in your hydrating cleanser for a balancing one like Clarins Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs, which balances moisture levels with a lotion-like texture.
A lighter emollient with SPF
Swap out rich creams, which work to increase your skin's natural oil production, for a lightweight moisturizer like Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20, which will control excess oil to help avoid breakouts and works double-duty to prevent anti-aging with SPF protection.
Prevent clogged pores by getting rid of all the dry, flaky build-up from winter by exfoliating. Dr. Schultz's Beauty Rx line offers everything from pads to serums.
Retinols for night
Take your topical retinoids in the evening as they can make your skin more sensitive to the sun and use a day cream packed with UVA and UVB ray protection instead (UVB rays are responsible for burning, while UVA rays are responsible for skin aging, so it's imperative that you're protected against both).
Vitamin C & E treatment
If you're prone to sun spots, opt for a product like this to help lighten them.