From prickling summer heat to torrential rain with humidity, the weather is already transitioning now that we’re welcoming the cooler ber-months. Meaning, a shift in our skincare routine is necessary.
While we’re not greeting the winter season during this time of the year, unfortunately, living on this side of the world exposes us to hot and humid weather all year round with unpredictable showers from time to time. This only means there are a specific set of concerns to consider. Still, the Amihan cold and dry winds brought by the ‘ber-months can have as much as little to major effects on our skin that could last until the month of April. As we experience cooler temperatures again, our skin gets less prone to sweating and this can cause dryness. Meaning, this either calls for a transition in our skincare routine or adding a few products to soothe skin changes.
Playing a vital role during ber-months, exfoliating is not just for warmer seasons. As we all know, exfoliation is a deeper cleansing that removes excess or dead skin cells, giving way to fresher and healthier skin. Whether you have dry or oily skin, this rehydrates the skin and gives a brighter complexion. Depending on the formulation, some exfoliating products are advisable for everyday use while some are good for twice a week use.
Although the sun does not strike as hard as it does during summer, its harmful UV rays remain and that is why we can’t skip sunscreen, ever. Without the obvious presence of the sun, the sun’s radiation still transports invisibly. If you would keep on applying sunscreen, it would prevent hyper-pigmentation, signs of aging, and skin cancer.
Thick and heavy moisturizers
‘Tis the season for thick and heavy moisturizers without feeling too sticky. Pamper your skin with a generous amount of moisturizers with emolient consistencies. And given the weather, the skin instantly absorbs the product. Imagine waking up to soft and smooth skin while you cuddle underneath your cozy blankets.
Balms and oils
Since our goal is to always rehydrate our face and body, we should include balms and oils to our skincare routine. Before chapping and chafing can even occur, spread a mindful amount of balms and oils on dry areas. While balms require constant coating, oils stay a little longer. Nonetheless, both promises moisturization during cooler weather.
Right now, we aspire nothing but a cleaner air and safer environment to breathe in. Not only does it work incredibly well for our skin, but the internal parts of our body benefit from it, too. When dry air dries out our skin, it could also dehydrate our breathing passages. If you invest in a good humidifier at home, it deals with these concerns.
Hair oils and masks
Even just by staying still, our scalp can get really sweaty and turn our hair into something irritably greasy. Another essential during this time is a proper haircare routine. Apart from the daily nourishing chemical-free shampoo and conditioner, it is a good weekly practice to apply hair oils and hair masks for strengthening of hair strands.