The cold temperatures of winter can be harsh on your skin. It specifically strips the moisture away from your skin, making it dry and sensitive. During the cold months, your skin will fight against the temperature changes which can make it more fragile and add to the sensitivity. Conditions such as psoriasis and eczema can become especially worse during winter as the coldness can cause cracking and increases the dryness.
It is important to choose a reliable moisturiser that can be applied often during this time of the year to ensure you are preventing extreme dryness, sensitivity, and cracking. If you do suffer from psoriasis and eczema, it is especially important to have a good skincare routine to keep it at bay.
The hotter months can also affect your skin. Due to the hot temperatures encouraging our bodies to sweat more, it produces more oil, and this can come out in rashes. Skin irritation is extremely common in summer and many people suffer from heat rashes. Skin cells produce faster in summer weather and when dead skin cells are mixed with sweat, it can cause breakouts and even worsen acne-prone skin.
Not only does the warm weather affect excess sweat and oil production on the skin, but sun damage is incredibly dangerous in summer months. Sun damage can break down your skins barrier and can cause it to lose elasticity. The sun’s UV rays can increase your risk of skin cancer and speed up ageing.
Ensure to protect your skin this summer with a high SPF suncream and invest in a high-quality face wash to remove those excess oils and prevent breakouts. Keep your skin hydrated and try icing your face in the morning to de-puff, as well as cool down your skin.