There are certain things that we should do all year round (such as wearing sunscreen and “eating our water”) to help keep our skin protected and hydrated, but as the seasons change, so do our skincare needs.
In the short video below, I explain how our skin’s needs change with the weather:
So let’s review some of those key seasonal adjustments:
A heavier moisturizer in colder weather and a lighter moisturizer in the summer, as I mentioned in the video, is one example. Another adjustment we can make to protect the health of our skin is to optimize our sunblock use.
While I always say we should use sunblock year round, we find ourselves outside and exposed to harmful UV rays more often during the warmer months—when the sun is the strongest and most dangerous. That means we need to be extra vigilant and reapply more often spring through fall.
To help you through these changes in your skincare regimen as Spring and summer arrive, we suggest reading about the best ways to detoxify your skin for the warmer days days: here.
Article by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, a world renowned skincare expert and founder of the Inclusive Health movement. Read more about Dr. Murad.