When the weather changes your skin can change from oily to dry or vice versa and anything you can think of between. It is not always a desirable outcome. Understanding why this happens is essential if you want to adopt the best possible treatment options and maintain your gorgeous skin.
It’s worth noting that temperate climes, such as the beginning of autumn and the end of the spring, are the only times your skin is really relaxed and performs at optimal levels. The rest of the time, it needs a little help.
Of course, regardless of the climate, you need to find a range of products that you love and that are designed to help protect and nurture your skin, regardless of what the weather is doing. That’s why you need to take a look at the Dermalogica range.
In Colder Climes
When the temperature drops your body needs to work harder to stay warm. Your brain determines that keeping your vital organs warm is the most important issue and diverts blood flow to ensure this happens. Of course, that means there is less flowing to your skin. To help ensure the skin still gets the nutrients it needs and expels toxins, the blood vessels expand. This allows them to work more efficiently and is also the reason you may appear more red-faced.
The difference between outer temperature and inner becomes more noticeable. The result is your skin starts to dehydrate and, at the same time, it can still be damaged by the sun’s rays which are generally more powerful than you may think.
In short, you’re going to need more moisturizer.
When It Gets Hot
As the weather warms up your body will want to expel excess heat. Again, blood vessels expand, but this time there is an increase in blood to your skin to help remove the excess heat. You are also likely to start sweating.
Unfortunately, this leads to blocked pores which can increase the oil level on your skin, making it oily and inflamed.
The key to dealing with this is to use exfoliating products that remove the dirt and debris, allowing the pores to breathe and keeping the oil levels low.
One climate that many people never think about is the sea. As soon as you get near the water there will be a significantly higher presence of salt in the air. This can be the most difficult climate for your skin as the coolness of the air will dry your skin, as will the salt. But, it will also block pores. In effect, you can develop oily skin that feels dry!
You’ll need to exfoliate and moisturize to combat this and keep your skin glowing.
The Bottom Line
In fact, regardless of the climate, the most important thing you can do for your skin is to invest in a high-quality exfoliator and moisturizer. It will make a big difference to how your skin feels and looks.