The average square inch of skin holds 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels and more than a thousand nerve endings. It eliminates toxins, protects, controls moisture loss, regulates heat, acts as a storage system, is responsible for sensation, and absorbs oxygen, nitrogen & carbon dioxide. It lives and breathes. It’s a constantly shifting playing field according to external & internal influences and under constant siege. Add to this the fluctuating seasons and climate change, and you start to get some idea of how skin alters from one season to the next.
You know how it goes… that moisturizer you love in Autumn/Winter is too heavy for Spring/Summer. What you love in the hotter months is all wrong for the drier, colder seasons. Listen up, your skin is trying to tell you something! The seasons change, so should your beauty routine.
There are several companies that offer light/heavy versions of pretty much the same thing so you don’t have to switch brands to update your skincare. Legendary Dr Hauscka Rose Cream has a lightweight version, Pomega5 just launched Revitalizing Essential Moisture, an option to their phenomenal Healing Cream, Kimberly Sayer have an Ultra Light Daily Moisture SPF25 (great for spring/summer) and Antioxidant Day Cream SPF25 which is a little heavier. Perianne is another line that takes the changing of the seasons seriously. Their entire company & product selection is divided into Fall/Winter, Spring/Summer and they even have a transitional collection for in between.
So engage in a little ‘spring cleaning’ & do your skin a favor by lightening up your beauty routine for the months ahead. You’ll be rewarded with skin that looks radiant and functions beautifully!
TIP: Instead of getting a new makeup foundation for Spring/Summer, mix what you’re using with your moisturizer and voila! Instant tinted moisturizer without spending a penny. Writer :: Emma Pezzack – www.futurenatural.com: the best organic beauty products in the world.