In the past few days, the weather has surprised us all – one moment it’s a bright sunny day, while the other it is breezy with light moisture in the air, and yet another it could be thunderstorms! It demands a change in wardrobe as we put on cardigans and bring out the light colours. It also changes the lifestyle as we opt for hearty soups and hot chocolate! And if you are an interior enthusiast, even the décor changes. But another change required yet usually neglect is in the skincare routine. So read on to find out how varied weathers affect the skin and how to counter the problem it causes.
Weather Vs Skincare: Shifting from Hot to Rainy
Sadly, the skin likes consistency and we cannot always offer that especially factors, like weather, change on a dime! As we move from summer to monsoon, temperature drops and humidity increases. So the skin will have to work harder to maintain adequate moisture as cold weather, rains and wind start to kick in.
This leads to cracks in the outer skin layer, loss of hydration, breakouts and inflammation — all of which impact the overall state of your skin. These problems occur because the skin barrier becomes disrupted during the weather transition period, making it more susceptible to inflammation and irritation.
It’s not the temperature and humidity alone that causes these skin woes. Lifestyle also influences the skin, people take hot showers, use central heaters and wear wool contributing to the aforementioned dryness, rash and inflammation associated with this transitional period.
Counter Skincare Problems During Seasonal Transitions
But there is nothing to worry about, we have got you covered with these skincare tips. For starters, during the evolution from summer to monsoon, we recommend limiting showers to no more than five minutes and avoiding hot water, instead bathe in lukewarm water!
Furthermore, use a gentle, nourishing body wash and follow up with a thicker moisturiser within 60 seconds of coming out of the shower rich in ingredients like glycerin, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Adding a hydrating serum into your skincare regimen that contains soothing turmeric, squalane, and avocado oil, is the way to go about it!
All of this to say, while the weather is uncontrollable, skin health is not. Pay attention to the state of your skin and understand its type according to the weather and switch up your routine accordingly. If you’re noticing persistent concerns, it is paramount to visit your dermatologist to set a plan of action.
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