A Guide to Keeping Your Skin Healthy Throughout the Year

by DrPrem Jagyasi

If you’re the type of person who freaks out every time the seasons change and your skin stops behaving, don’t worry. As long as you adjust your skincare to each season, the possibilities of breakouts and dry skin are much lower, and it’s a great relief to feel in control of your body.

You should always be taking care of your skin, but it will vary with time. There will be times you should focus more on moisturizing and other times it might be exfoliating or hydrating. When you finish reading this guide, you will have a much clearer idea of how you should tackle your skincare throughout the year.

Summer Is All About Protection from the Sun’s Rays

Keeping Your Skin Healthy

During the summer, you will want to head outside to enjoy the warm weather. If you’re not careful, your skin could suffer the consequences. Whether you’re going to spend the day at the beach or have a picnic with your friends, make sure you use copious amounts of sunscreen to stay away from harm’s way.

Also, don’t forget that with the high temperatures, your body is prone to dehydration; so, it’s important to drink plenty of water throughout the day. At the end of the day, you might want to use oil-free moisturizers and, in case you get sunburned, aloe vera will be your best friend. If you’re looking for additional skincare advice, brands like Amway often have tips on skincare and beauty on their social channels and blogs.

Autumn Is the Time to Prepare for the Colder Months

As the temperatures slowly decrease, the moisture in the air decreases as well. You should begin to focus on keeping your skin hydrated by using thicker moisturizers. As your body produces less oil, you need to balance it with the right type of creams and fall skin care tips.

Exfoliating is equally important. Now is the perfect time to shed the dead skin caused by the sun and make sure your pores aren’t clogged (and prone to breakouts). Don’t forget to keep applying sunscreen — it might be getting colder, but the sun is still shining.

All You Want for Winter Is Moisture!

Keeping Your Skin Healthy

Winter is another season that doesn’t bode well with your skin. As the weather gets cold and dry, it sucks the moisture out of your skin, and you should do everything to keep you skin soft and glowing. If you’re someone who loves long hot showers, be mindful that they strip the oils from your skin, making it even drier. You don’t need to necessarily take cold showers, but lukewarm will do the trick.

You should always have a lip balm handy as your lips are the first to dry up. If you have a history of dermatitis or eczema, you should make sure you choose the right clothes as some fabrics are known to trigger flare-ups.

It’s also important to keep a balanced diet. Again, the focus here is hydration, so you need to eat plenty of watery fruits and vegetables.

Spring Is All About Renewal

Spring is the other transitional season, therefore it’s the time to heal your skin from the cold harsh winter and prepare for warmer temperatures. You should start exfoliating more to get rid of the buildup of dead skin and using light moisturizers and lotions.

The season of love is also the season of bugs. So now, not only do you need the proper insect repellents, you might need skin rash creams. You should never scratch the bites as it really damages your skin. And of course, don’t forget to carry on using sunscreen.

As you can see, keeping your skin healthy is no easy feat; when you think you’ve got it all figured out, the weather changes completely. However, once you understand how your skin works and what it needs every time of the year, you can take the steps to prepare your skin and protect it from the elements.

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