Does your skin go bad when the weather changes? You’re not alone. Adult acne is very common, and there are a number of causes. One of the main causes is seasonal changes.
Just like the weather, our facial skin has seasons which changes our skincare needs. This is especially true for people who live in places with great seasonal variations. Some places get very hot during the summer and incredibly cold during the winter.
If acne persists or is severe, and does not seem to be affected by seasonal changes, you may want to seek medical treatment from a dermatologist.
One of our favorite things about summer is the natural summer glow that magically appears. We spend more time outside in the sun and impurities start to disappear. A good dose of Vitamin D makes us feel better, more refreshed, and more energized.
What really happens to the skin during summer, is dehydration. Due to sun exposure and humidity, the skin works overtime to protect itself. That’s why impurities appear to vanish, but most of us will suffer the consequences later.
After a long summer in the sun the formation of dead skin cells increases, and when the weather gets colder our facial skin finally has a chance to repair itself. The natural production of sebum increases in order to repair dry skin. For many of us, the result is acne and bad skin during the autumn.
Dead skin cells prevent the reflection of light, causing our faces to appear gusty and dull. The summer glow gradually disappears, making the dark circles under our eyes more prominent.
As the weather gets colder, everyone walks around with runny noses and sore throats. How we feel is important to how we look, and the common cold doesn’t help our appearances.
Bitter cold temperatures and dry air depletes the skin’s natural moisture, causing us to once again dry up. It’s especially important to secure extra skincare during the winter. Here are a few tips:
- Gently scrub your face twice a week
- Change to a richer moisturizer
- Use a skin serum
- Eat oily fish and drink plenty of water
- Sleep – most of us need more sleep when it’s dark outside
Ah, spring is finally here. But why does my face appear so oily? It’s time to stop your winter skincare regime and prep the skin for a new season.
Keep scrubbing your face once or twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells, leftover products, and environmental toxins. Swap out your rich moisturizer for a lighter lotion, preferably an oil-free facial lotion. You should also prep for summer by using makeup and moisturizer with sunscreen.
Due to the bright sunlight, people are more prone to squinting eyes causing fine lines and wrinkles. Our final tip is to start using an eye cream.
If your skin has gotten severe damage from the sun or acne, you can get medical treatment from a specialist. One of the up and coming treatments is the Obagi series. Dr. Jarl Bunæs is a leading facial surgeon and performs a variety of surgical procedures, in addition to skincare. He was one of the first one in Norway to use Obagi.