Did you know that your skin can get, well, lazy? We’re talking sweatpants, no bra, maybe I should shower, on the couch lazy. What do we mean by that? Quite simply put, while it’s good to maintain some consistency, it’s also important to switch up our skincare routines so that our skin can reap additional benefits. You may find that your skin responds great to some skincare routines at first, but then suddenly they no longer work. Or worse, they actually start to irritate your skin.
Here’s the reality behind why you should change up your routine (and three tips on how you should change it!)
Why Your Skin Will Benefit from Changing Your Skincare Routine
There are a lot of reasons why you might need to change your routine. The truth is, there are so many factors that can affect the way our skin looks and feels at any given time. Throughout the year, our skin goes through a lot of changes that a one-stop-shop skincare routine might not be prepared for.
For example, whether we’re conscious of it or not, our diet can be very seasonal. We likely consume more vegetables and fruits during the spring and summer months (hello, watermelon!) and in the fall and winter, it’s all about holidays and comfort food. You’ll probably be reaching for more pie and sweet drinks in the winter than any other time of the year. And the state of your skin will reflect that.
In addition, in the summer, our skin is sweating heavily, likely more oily, and often covered in sunscreen. This can make our skin more oily, causing you to reach for skincare products that help to cleanse thoroughly and eliminate grease. In the winter, due to heaters and hot water, our skin tends to dry out and those same products you used in the summer will only exacerbate the dry-ness.
These are just a couple of factors that can have a big impact on the state of your skin, and therefore, should impact the way you implement a skincare routine. It’s important to remember that your skin is a living organ and living things change and evolve all the time. It’s the nature of things.
So with that in mind, here are three tips for caring for your skin and properly switching up your routine in order to maximize the benefits:
Swap traditional face wash for a cleansing oil when the leaves start to change.
Traditional face washes and cleanser can be great for a lot of the year - however, when the temperature starts to plummet, they can be way too harsh for winter skin. Change up your skincare routine by swapping your usual face wash for a cleansing oil instead. Start in the fall so you can be proactive about having nice, hydrated skin all through the holiday season.
Add exfoliation and lighter moisturizers when it starts to heat up again outside.
After the winter months, you’ll want to start adding exfoliation back into your routine to slough off any leftover dry skin and prep yourself for a summer glow. In addition, you’ll want to add a lighter moisturizer back into your routine. The heavier one you used all winter will be too much for the onset of heat, sweat, and oil as the seasons change.
Add a professional treatment into your routine.
It’s always a great idea to let a professional, licensed aesthetician treat your skin regularly. While you might be feeling like a pro with your own patented skincare routine, an aesthetician can help boost your existing routine and take it to another level. Here are some fantastic treatments to consider giving to your largest organ:
Chemical peels: Chemical peels can reveal younger-looking, smoother skin by reducing fine lines, age spots, and acne scars.
HydraFacial: With boosts tailored to your specific skin care needs these nourishing facials can address all skin types of both men and women. Choose boosts that minimize the appearance of discoloration while brightening your skin tone, encourages collagen repair and regrowth which reduces fine lines and wrinkles, or enlarges pores while alleviating oily and congested skin. This is one of the quickest, most effective ways to get the best skin of your life.
Photofacial: Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots (such as rosacea, spider veins and age spots).
At LifeScape Premier, we offer all of these treatments and more.
At LifeScape Premier Charity, our nurse injector, and Noelle, our licensed aesthetician specializing in medical aesthetics, will both help transform your skin and give you the best glow of your life. Not to mention, they can even advise you on how to better perfect your current skincare routine.
Make an appointment with LifeScape Premier today and book a complimentary consultation. Our highly trained team is here to help you reveal your natural beauty and feel like a total rockstar.
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