While we’re all accustomed to switching up our wardrobes as we shift from cooler to warmer months, did you know your skin could also benefit from a few changes to your daily skincare routine?
You don’t need to be thinking about a major overhaul for each new season, just some small tweaks to accommodate for potential skin changes as we start to plan those long summer days and sunshine getaways!
What is different for our skin in the warmer months?
At Alpha-H we’re firm believers in SPF all year round, but it’s even more important during the hotter months. Coming into summer as the world begins to lean a little closer to the sun, the intensity of damaging UVA and UVB rays increases so it’s important to give your skin the broad spectrum SPF50+ protection it needs to fight off preventable extrinsic damage.
In addition to potential sunburn, there’s also the threat of pigmentation to consider. Exposure to UV (among other things) causes the skin to produce more melanin in its fight against the damage that free radicals can cause, leaving you with sunspots or patchy, uneven skin tone.
And along with the rise in UV rays comes a rise in temperature too; more heat means more sweat, which also means a change in oil production. The oil we produce can become more fluid in warmer temperatures potentially clogging pores, causing breakouts, and giving the illusion of an oilier skin in the summer months. During this time, the air is more humid so less of your water and oil output is being absorbed by the environment around you and instead, stays on the skin’s surface.