Seasonal Skin: Summer vs. Winter

Have you ever wondered whether you really need to change your skincare when the seasons change? The answer is yes and some simple swaps is all it takes! So here’s why and the switches you should make to keep your skin happy and radiant throughout those temperature changes, And if you’re travelling, don’t forget to check what season it is in your destination!

WINTER VS. SUMMER SKIN CARE

Our skin changes from summer through to winter as it reacts to the humidity and the environment around us, so it’s important to switch out our products to preserve and protect your glowing complexion.

SUMMER SKIN CARE ☀️

As the weather starts to warm and the humidity rises, sweat intensifies and our sebaceous glands start to increase oil production, leaving us with a shiny complexion and no dewiness in sight. The increase in oil flow can cause our skin can be prone to more breakouts thanks to the congestion of sweat, oil and pollution that can sit on the surface of your skin. During the day, less is more, avoid wearing heavy makeup that can aid congestion and let your natural beauty shine. In summer, skin care products that are lightweight and reparative are going to be your skin’s best friend. 

WINTER SKIN CARE ❄️

As the temperature and humidity drops outside, our skin’s moisture levels drop with it and dull, dry skin can set in. Heaters, cold wind and hot water or showers can quickly dehydrate and irritate your skin. Your winter skin care routine should be all about deep hydration, protection and rejuvenation. Think rich and hydrating moisturizers to replenish lost moisture and protect your skin from the icy cold elements that can cause havoc to your skin’s barrier leaving you open to inflammation.

SEASONAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

Here are our top swaps when your changing seasons.

SUMMER ☀️ > WINTER ❄️

CLEANSER

Foaming Cleanser ☀️ > Cream or Gentle Cleanser ❄️

Our gel-based Foaming Cleanser is the perfect summer cleanser to rinse away impurities, while leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean.

Luxuriously creamy, our Gentle and Cream Cleanser are formulated to restore moisture and nourish your skin to leave it feeling soft, healthy and clean.

Remember to double cleanse to make sure you remove all traces of makeup, sweat, pollution and sunscreen and wash your face as soon as you can to prevent bacteria build up.

MIST

Energizing Citrus Mist ☀️ > Balancing Rose Mist ❄️

The Energizing Citrus Mist is the perfect pick me up for summer. An uplifting blend that awakens the senses and invigorates your skin while refining the appearance of pores.

With super hydrating ingredients such as Rose Flower Water, Geranium and Noni Extract, the Balancing Rose Mist is the nourishing but refreshing mist you need for natural radiance.

Summer Skin Care Tips:

  • Keep your mist in the fridge for a cooling refresh.
  • Keep it a mist in your bag to refresh your makeup or top up hydration when you’re out and about, beach, gym, desk or plane. That air-con is definitely drying out your skin!

MOISTURIZER

Purifying Moisturizer ☀️ > Hydrating or Soothing Moisturizer ❄️

For the summer months you’re in need of a lightweight moisturizer that controls excess oil while offering optimum hydration and our Purifying Moisturizer does just that.

In the cooler months change over to our Hydrating our Soothing Moisturizer. Rich and creamy formulas that help to rehydrate and soothe skin.

Whatever the weather, never skip on your moisturizer!

Winter Skin Care Tips:  

  • Balms are your wing woman in winter thanks to their super rich ingredients! Whether that be a face balmbody balm or lip balm, they’re compact and can travel with you anywhere. So when your skin’s dry, itchy or even looking flaky, they can be there to rehydrate when you need them most.
  • Don’t forget to moisturize your body and apply straight after the shower or bath while your skin is still warm and damp to aid hydration.

YEAR-ROUND FAVORITES ☀️🍂❄️🌸

EXFOLIATION IS KEY

Dead skin cells will only dull your seasonal glow. Exfoliate two to three times a week with our Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask. This 2-in-1 mask addresses congested pores, sebum buildup, uneven skin texture and dullness. Plan to exfoliate when you aren’t planning to go in the sun the next day.

HYDRATE ALWAYS

Whether your skin is dehydrated from the hot summer days or damaged from those gusts of cool wind hydration always helps.

Overnight your skin renews and repairs so it’s the perfect time to reboot your skin’s hydration levels and apply our Noni Glow Sleeping Mask. Certified Organic Silver Ear Mushroom and Coconut Milk ensure you wake up with super-soft, hydrated and glowing skin. If you need a quick boost, apply onto clean skin for 20 mins and then wash off.

Don’t forget to keep hydration levels up internally too!

OILS

Oils help to provide intense hydration and keep your skin looking plump and healthy. Which means yes, even in summer you should be applying your Noni Glow Face Oil. Lightweight and fast absorbing, our Noni Glow Face Oil will help balances the skin’s pH which makes it perfect for oily/combination skin. Its active ingredients Rosehip, Pomegranate & Noni Extract provide antioxidants and essential fatty acids to help protect your skin barrier and help to soften the effects of sun-damage. In summer you may just want to apply nightly.

VITAMIN C

Our Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum is the multi-tasker product you need by your side every day. A lightweight formula that smells like your on a summer vacation in Italy, this serum helps hydrate and protect your skin. 12% Vitamin C from Ascorbyl Glucoside, a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C, paired with Sodium Hyaluronate, its a potent serum that packs a punch.

If you got too much summer sun, pigmentation and dark spots can form. Use our Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum and Turmeric 2-in-1 Mask to lighten and brighten your skin tone.

SUN-PROTECTION

Lastly, continue to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen year-round. Although you might not see the sun in winter, the UV rays causing damage are still there, and can often be more dangerous as we’re not noticing the damage it’s causing. If it’s some colour you’re after, avoid the sun and apply our Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion.

Pay attention to your skin as the seasons change and make your swaps as needed. Now that we’ve got your products sorted, it’s time to go out and enjoy those seasonal days!


KORA Organics
xxx

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    1. KORA Organics Post author

      Hi Debra,
      Miranda uses Actinica Sunscreen which is 50+ and protects against UVA and UVB.
      KORA Organics
      xxx

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