Simple Skin Care Routine Survival Tips For The Changing Season

Here are some simple tips to help you change up your routine so you can have flawless, radiant skin all year long!

You might not be aware, but your regular skincare routine may not work for your skin year round. Just like you switch up your wardrobe with the seasons, the same should be done with your skincare routine. Whether you have sensitive skin or not, your skin can be affected by seasonal changes in the weather, especially with harsh winter conditions or hot summer sun. The natural skin care products that work for you during the summer won't be as effective for your skin during the winter. So you'll need to adapt and change up your beauty routine to match. Here are some simple tips to help you change up your routine so you can have flawless, radiant skin all year long!

When Summer Changes to Fall and Winter

With the change in weather, comes a change in humidity levels in the air. With the hot, humid air in the summer our skin tends to be more oily than dry. But when the seasons change and fall/winter hits, the air turns drier and so does our skin! In the colder fall and winter months you're more likely to experience dryness and flakiness on your skin, especially if you're prone to eczema or other dry skin conditions. So with this change in season, it's time to put away your lightweight moisturizers in favor of more water based and moisturizing products that focus on hydrating your skin. You'll also want to look for products that can help combat the visible signs of sun damage, as there's a chance you might have some unwanted sun spots and uneven complexion that occurred over the summer months. Any changes you make to your fall skincare routine will definitely carry over to the winter, so don't worry about changing your routine once winter hits.

Step 1: Cleanse

When the temperatures start to drop, you'll want to focus more on hydration since the low temperatures and low-humidity can cause your skin to dry out. Start this hydration with the first step in your skin care routine - cleansing. Put those water based cleansers from summer time away and opt for more cream based formulas like Pure Fiji's sulphate-free Purifying Cleanser. It contains hydrolyzed soy protein to help take care of tired and un-toned skin. It reduces irregularities and dryness by oxygenating the skin, which also helps to fight wrinkles and face lines. It also contains glycerin which helps to emulsify and soften the skin and passionflower extract which helps soothe and calm your irritated, dry skin.

Infographic: Skincare routines for changing seasons

Step 2: Serum

Hydration is key in the winter months so make sure you're also using a hydrating serum as part of your skin care routine. After you cleanse your skin, use an intense hydrating serum like Pure Fiji's Hydrating Multi-Active Serum. It contains Ngi grass which helps to boosts hydration by increasing cellular water flow and keeps skin smooth and moisturized for 24 hours.

Step 3: Moisturize

Always use a moisturizer after your serum to help lock in that extra hydration and keep your skin soft and supple all season long. Try using a rich moisturizer like Pure Fiji's Hydrating Multi Active Day Cream. It's ideal for anyone who's ever needed a boost of hydration.

When Winter Changes to Spring & Summer

Once spring has sprung, you'll definitely need to change up your skin care routine again. This change will last you until after the summer season is over. The warmer weather in spring and summer can take a toll on your skin, leading to oilier skin more prone to breakouts. To help protect your skin again the increasing heat, pollution and humidity, follow these easy tips to adjust your winter skin care routine for the warmer months.

Step 1: Cleanser

It's time to put away the rich, cream cleansers in favor of lighter (but still effective) sulphate-free cleansing solutions. Try formulas with ingredients like pineapple and papaya extract which can help to brighten your skin and gently slough away aging skin cells.

Step 2: Serum

Warmer weather means more time spent outdoors - days on the beach or by the pool, nights on a patio. But with this comes the potential for oilier skin due to the fact that heat can increase sebum production. To help combat this oily skin, try Pure Fiji's Dilo Oil - it's a dry oil that won't leave your skin feeling greasy and can help to repair and minimize acne scars.

Step 3: Moisturizer

The increase in temperature also creates an increase in humidity, which can increase oil production and shine in your skin. That's why it's best to switch to lightweight moisturizers in the spring and summer months. Your skin doesn't need as much moisture when the weather is warm as it does in the colder winter months. Pure Fiji's Perfecting Day crème is the perfect choice for all skin types as its exotic oil base acts as a natural sebum regulator. It also contains natural anti-histamines and anti-bacterial properties to help reduce the acne breakouts.

Any time of the year

No matter what time of year it is, whether the hot sun is shining bright outside or it's cold and rainy, there are certain things you should always do as part of your skin care routine:

1. Sunscreen

Make sure you're always applying a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more, whether it's sunny outside or not. It's your best defense against the skin damaging UV rays of the sun.

2. Eye Cream

An eye cream is an essential part of your skin care routine year round. Whether you have dark circles, puffiness or a few fine lines around your eyes, an eye cream can help give you noticeably younger looking eyes. Pure Fiji's Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream is a powerful anti-wrinkle formula that harnesses the power of Green Coconut Kinetin and plant actives to naturally smooth fine lines and strengthen the delicate skin around the eyes.

3. Exfoliant

A good exfoliant like Pure Fiji's Exfoliating Scrub should always be a part of your natural skin care routine as it can help take your skin from dull to radiant. Exfoliation involves the removal of dead skin cells that collect on the surface of your skin every day. It's especially important to exfoliate as the seasons change, to get rid of whatever seasonal stresses your skin has had to endure.

As you can see, the change in season doesn't just mean a change in wardrobe or going from an iced latte to a hot one. A change in your skin care routine is just as important, if not more important than both of those things. Your skin care routine is your first line of defense in the fight for brighter, smoother skin and you need to be on top of the potential havoc seasonal changes in weather or humidity can have on your skin. So as the seasons change, invest in some quality natural skin care products like Pure Fiji and adjust your skin care routine accordingly. Your skin will definitely thank you!

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