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How To Get Glowing Skin All Year Around

If you have a good skin care routine, it is possible to learn how to get glowing skin all year around. It is not difficult at all, no matter what your age and here are a few tips to get that glow going.

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How To Get Glowing Skin All Year

how to get glowing skin

Dry Season

The dry season means you need to make sure your skin stays super moisturized.

Dry air draws the moisture out of your skin, leaving it feeling flaky and irritated with a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface, especially as you get older.

This not only causes a rough texture, but it also makes it more difficult for skincare products to penetrate into your skin.

To help prevent this from happening, it is important to exfoliate regularly with a gentle exfoliator. Depending on how susceptible your skin is to dryness or how dry the climate is, it may be necessary to alternate your products as per the season.

For instance, you may try washing your face during the drier months with a cleansing milk type facewash, and keep a ph balanced one for the more humid months. Also never underestimate the power of a good serum.

If you sit in indoor heating and cooling systems all day your skin also needs to adjust to that. These tend to sap moisture from the air, creating an artificial dry climate. This means that the effects of dry weather are no longer an issue you only face in dry months., but has turned into an all-year-round consideration.  If you spent ample time in artificial dry climates, your skin may become more prone to dehydration.

To help increase the moisture in the air, and to keep your skin looking healthy and glowing, invest in a humidifier and place it close to where you would normally sit in an air-conditioned or heated area.

Here are some great products to use in the dry season. To find out more about the products, simply click on the pictures.

Warm Weather

In warm weather when temperatures and humidity levels increase, your skin tends to produce more sebum, making managing oily prone skin far more challenging. A common misconception for oily skin is that you should stop using a moisturizer to try and reduce the amount of oil on your skin, however, this often has the opposite effect. When you starve your skin of nourishment, your skin may start producing even more oil to try and make up for the lack of moisture.

To effectively manage oily skin, use skin type-specific products which will provide nourishment without being too rich. For combination skin types, it may be helpful to change up some of your products or how much product you apply according to each season.

In recent times, your skin also has to deal with the added factor of wearing a mask and the daunting reality of ‘mascne.’

To help control summer breakouts, it is important to have a flawless skincare routine as well as specialized serums and products to help manage blemishes. In the case of an especially hot and sweaty day, you may need to cleanse your skin more than twice a day, however not more than three times to prevent irritation.

Finally, be sure to wear a clean mask daily and if you feel your mask is becoming very sweaty mid-day, consider packing an extra one.

Rainy Season

Generally, rainy seasons are considered the most favorable when it comes to how to get a glowing skin, especially if you tend to struggle with dry skin. However, in tropical areas where the weather fluctuates between sunshine and showers, you should be cautious of undesirable skin conditions that may occur because of increased bacteria growth in humid weather.

To help avoid harmful bacteria, remove and wash any damp clothing as quickly as possible and clean your towels and face cloths after every use, as moist clothing items are an ideal place for bacteria to grow. To help protect your skin against damaging bacteria, utilize Germ Fighting prebiotics and essential oils which can be found in some skin products.

In climates that experience rain, but little sunshine, the risk of bacterial infections is significantly lower, but a lack of sunlight may result in a Vitamin D deficiency, depending on how long the rainy season lasts and how little sunshine occurs. Known for its immune-boosting properties, Vitamin D also assists in protecting and restoring the skin, helping to prevent premature aging and to promote healing and revitalizations. to make up for the lack of time spent in the sun, including Vitamin D rich foods into your weekly diets, such as oily fish and mushrooms and as soon as the clouds clear, apply a good quality SPF and take a stroll in the sun.

Cool Weather

It is important to note that dry skin often coincides with the cooler months of the year. One of the reasons for this is that we tend to drink fewer liquids in cooler seasons, as your thirst is less heightened than in warm weather, which may lead to decreased cellular hydration. To help avoid this from occurring, keep track of how much water you drink and make sure to still reach 7 to 9 glasses of water a day, even if you do not feel thirsty. Alternatively, drink enough tea, but try to minimize the caffeine, milk, and sugar in each cup.

It may seem as there are few things as delightful as hopping into a steaming hot shower or bath after a long day in the cold, however, your skin will disagree. Hot water can strip your skin of important oils, disrupting its natural moisture balance and causing it to become irritated. Even on the coldest days of winter, it is important to keep your bath, shower, and the water that you use to wash your face and body at a moderate heat of just above or below body temperature.

It is often incorrectly assumed that an SPF is not needed in winter when sunrays do not feel as warm, however, although UVB sun rays which are to blame for sunburn are not always the same strength, UVA sunrays are constantly present regardless of the season or weather. UVA rays are so powerful that they penetrate some clothing and even glass, making it imperative that you apply an SPF daily.

Come rain or shine, include a high quality SPF into your everyday routine.

Feel free to comment below if you have any other great tips on how to get glowing skin all year round.

6 Comments

  1. Hey thanks for this for this article!

    I’m definitely going to take note of these, in winter my skin goes all dry and summer I’m just an oily ball especially on my eye lids. I’ve always thought not moisturizing oily skin is a lie, like every skin needs moisturizing so I’m glad you debunked the myth.

    I feel drinking plenty of water usually helps the skin calm a little and exfoliating gently!

    1. Yes Sariyah, water is the one go-to that always helps for many different things. If you suffer from oily skin a nice light moisturizer always helps a lot.

  2. Hi Michel,

    Washing your face twice a day will definitely help. And, that’s even what is recommended. I love the idea of having or using the humidifier, it helps a lot as well.

    The main point is to know how to keep your skin always moisturized during different seasons. Otherwise, you dry up like a prune.

    Good article!

  3. Overall the article is well written and interesting.  As a former beauty consultant, the article is partially accurate and provides helpful and practical information.  I am not familiar with the products being recommended but I would investigate further if I were to purchase them, because not all products are suitable for all skin types.  From experience, some skins react badly to moisturisers depending how much oil/grease is in the moisturiser and I have found that even some brand products considered to be the best on the market can cause unwanted greasy feeling to some skins.

  4. Learning when and how to hydrate is often difficult for some people. People forget that even during winter you need to stay hydrated just as  much as you during the warmer months. I have found that using aloe as a moisturizer and as a drink have been very beneficial. It gives me extra nutrition in the sense that it helps to detoxify my system. It can be used for excema as well.

    Cerave has many properties from aloe vera and works well to help rehydrate your skin.

    Jerry

    1. Thanks you for those nuggets of wisdom Jerry. Aloe Vera is one of those few things that works well for so many things including hydrating your skin and your body.

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