Your killer skincare routine can become even more potent when you adjust for the season — whether it’s a new season of your life or the year’s season. Changes in the amount of time you spend outside, humidity, temperature and sun exposure can all impact your skin in different ways.
Find out how to adjust your routine so that you have glowing, radiant skin no matter the season. Then, bookmark this blog and reference it all year long.
1. Clean Out Your Stash
Most skincare products come with expiration dates. Potent active ingredients can get less effective when exposed to air or when they’re used beyond their expiration. At the beginning of each season, take a moment to toss any expired products.
For your products that are still in their prime, it’s important to remember that the oils in your fingertips can contaminate your product. We recommend applying creams with a clean applicator rather than dipping your digits into the jar. Both Lucim™ Day Defense Cream and Renewing Night Cream include a small applicator in the package, so you can apply liberally without spoiling the whole batch.
Beyond creams and serums, be sure to clean out any other beauty products in your arsenal, like washcloths, sponges and makeup brushes. These tools can harbor mold, yeast and bacteria that can irritate your skin causing breakouts or even infections.
2. Start Exfoliating Regularly
During the dry, cold winter weather, regular exfoliation can further dry out your skin. But, as the weather warms up, you should warm up to adding Lucim Purifying Exfoliator to your everyday regimen. The added humidity and higher temperatures better let your skin tolerate acids and other strong, active ingredients.
Brighten dull winter skin with two exfoliating sessions each week. The kaolin and bentonite clay purify and balance while fruit enzymes, jojoba beads and lactic acid gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. The result is a silky smooth, brighter-looking complexion.
3. Stay Clear
Keeping your clear complexion can get tricky as the days get warmer and more humid. The best way to keep your skin balanced no matter the shift in weather is with a gentle toner. Lucim Enriched Toning Water is full of soothing antioxidants and natural ingredients, giving your clearer-looking skin free from unwanted breakouts, redness or irritation.
1. Lather on Sunscreen
This one is a no-brainer. We all need sunscreen to protect us from damaging UVA and UVB rays, even on cloudy days, because damage from sun exposure goes beyond that lobster-red burn. Skin that doesn’t appear sunburned can still suffer from sun damage, leading to loss of elastin and collagen and ultimately premature aging.
Choose a mineral-based sunscreen with broad-spectrum coverage, like Lucim Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30. The formula is lightweight and non-greasy, so you can wear it all day long with ease. Don’t forget to reapply, either!
2. Add Antioxidants
We love to sport a good sun hat, but if you want to go beyond a hat, or even sunscreen, go all-in on antioxidants. UV rays from the sun can generate free radicals that can break down your skin’s collagen and elastin, causing premature signs of aging and sun-induced skin pigmentation (aka sunspots). Oral and topical antioxidants can help protect your skin from sun damage and help you keep your youthful look.
For topicals, incorporate Lucim Totale Face Serum and Day Defense Cream into your morning skincare routine. Both products contain vitamin C, which works as a powerful antioxidant, and our cutting-edge serum contains Kakadu plum, the world’s most concentrated source of vitamin C.
Keep your antioxidants more than skin deep with Nutrifii™ Vináli®. This powerful supplement contains a trifecta of antioxidants: grape seed extract, vitamin C and acerola cherry. These three potent ingredients help protect you from damage caused by free radicals and support skin elasticity.
3. Lighten-up on Moisturizer
Sunny summer days mean you won’t need to slather on moisturizing agents as heavily to keep your skin supple. In fact, applying creams with a heavy hand can leave you feeling sticky and greasy. Maintain regular use of both Lucim Day Defense Cream and Renewing Night Cream, but apply a thinner layer.
1. Stick to Showers
As the weather cools, so does the desire to take long, hot baths. While they may relieve stress, time in the tub or even a long shower can strip your skin of its natural moisture — think dry, itchy skin. Try to keep your shower brief and lukewarm to maintain your natural barrier. It’s better for the environment, too!
2. Layer More Than Fall Fashion
Start layering up your skincare products just as you reach for your favorite fall scarf. As the weather cools, your skin needs extra protection to prevent dryness. Plus, layering allows you to address multiple skin concerns in a single routine.
When layering products, try to start lightest to heaviest. Think toner first, serums second and moisturizers and creams last.
3. Cut Back Exfoliating
Dull skin is never in, but unfortunately it’s a constant battle during colder months. While exfoliating can help brighten your complexion, too much can scrub and disrupt your skin’s natural barrier, leading to dryness and irritation.
The Lucim Purifying Exfoliator stays your perfect companion to help you keep bright-looking skin throughout fall and winter. Cut back from twice weekly to just once per week during the colder weather for best results.
1. Double Down on Daily Defense
Winter can notoriously leave your skin dry, cracked or flaky. Mitigate the damage caused by cold weather with a thicker layer of moisturizer to keep your skin protected throughout the day.
2. Eat Healthy Fats
Your skin needs to hold as much moisture as possible during winter, and your diet can support it. What you eat can greatly impact your skin from the inside out. Support your skin’s lipid layer with healthy fats and omega fatty acids. Start with Nutrifii Omega-Q®, a unique blend of essential omega fatty acids and coenzyme Q10. Then, add some healthy fat foods to your diet.
Here are our favorites:
- Fatty fish (such as tuna, salmon and swordfish)
- Nuts and seeds
- Coconut oil
3. Keep Up on Sunscreen
You may not be outside as much during the winter, but that doesn’t mean the adverse effects of the sun go entirely away. One of the biggest mistakes in a winter skincare routine is stopping daily sunscreen use because the skin can be damaged by UV rays all year long. Lucim Mineral Sunscreen acts as an all-natural shield, plus it’s mineral-based, which means it’s lighter and more breathable than traditional sunscreen.