Keeping your Skin Healthy through Seasonal Changes

Posted by Sweet Squared on 18th Oct 2023

With the transition from summer to winter months, our skin goes through a drastic change too. The hot and humid weather during the summer months can leave our skin oily and prone to acne or breakouts. On the other hand, the colder months can leave our skin dry, flaky, and dehydrated. It can be challenging to maintain healthy skin throughout the seasonal changes, but with a little effort and some useful tips, you can keep your skin looking its best all year round. 

Moisturise - The most important step you can take to protect your skin throughout seasonal changes is to moisturise. In the summer months, hydrating gel moisturisers work best, which provide a cooling and light coverage. However, in cold weather, it's best to switch to a creamy and heavier moisturiser such as the Nimue Day or Nimue Hyaluronic Ultrafiller to protect the skin barrier and prevent it from drying out. Look for moisturisers that contain hyaluronic acid and ceramides. These ingredients help to lock in moisture and keep the skin hydrated. 

Exfoliate - Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells that accumulate over time, leaving your skin looking dull and flaky. However, it's important to be gentle and not over-exfoliate as it can damage your skin's protective barrier. Chemical exfoliants such as glycolic acid and salicylic acid are useful for the summer months when the skin is oilier, but physical exfoliants like scrubs are better for the colder months when the skin is drier. Try Nimue’s Exfoliating Enzyme in your daily routine. 

Sunscreen - Even if the weather is colder, protecting your skin from UV rays is essential. The sun's rays can cause damage, and it can appear later in life. Wearing sunscreen throughout the year can help prevent wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of aging. Look for broad-spectrum sunscreens with at least SPF30 that provide protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Shop our Nimue SPF range here

Hydration - Drinking plenty of water is crucial for maintaining healthy skin throughout the year, but it's especially important during the colder months. When the heating turns on inside, it can dry the air and leave your skin feeling dehydrated. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day and switching to hydrating drinks like herbal tea or hot water with lemon can help keep you hydrated from the inside-out. Try out our Nimue Hyaluronic Oil which has hydrating ingredients specifically designed to lock in that moisture. 

Diet - What we feed our body reflects on our skin. During the colder months, it's essential to feed your body with healthy, nutrient-dense foods that contribute to skin health. Foods like salmon, nuts, seeds, and dark leafy greens contain essential fatty acids and antioxidants that can help keep your skin looking radiant and youthful. In conclusion, transitions in seasons can have a significant impact on your skin. The key to maintaining healthy skin all year round is to cater to its needs for a particular season. During the colder months, it's crucial to follow a skincare routine that includes moisturising, exfoliating, using sunscreen Sun-C SPF40 or Sun-C SPF Environmental Shield, staying hydrated, and feeding your body with nutrient-dense foods. As we head into the colder months, keep these tips in mind to protect and nourish your skin, leaving it looking radiant and healthy all year round.

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