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Change of season, change of skincare routine?

Spring is in the air, and it signals a new beginning for many of us – including our skincare! A change in season means a change in your skin too, thanks to factors like temperature, humidity, wind, UV exposure and more.

Why do seasonal changes affect your skin?

One word. Weather. Cold weather causes dehydration and irritation, warm weather causes oiliness and breakouts – so it’s important to recognise these changes and adapt to them, for the good of your skin. The most common seasonal skincare changes include:

  • Redness. Feeling a little flushed? That’s due to a sudden change in temperature, and the effect it has on your skin’s capillaries.
  • Oiliness. More humidity in the air means an oilier sheen on your skin, which could lead to breakouts if left untreated.
  • Dehydration. Both hot air and cold air can cause dehydration, as can harsh cleansers.

If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, it could be because of the change of seasons. That’s the bad news – the good news is that all these conditions are treatable, and preventable too, if you learn how to combat seasonal skin changes going forward.

It’s all about balance

Increased temperatures and humidity can stimulate oil production in your skin and cause it to feel greasy and heavy. Decreased temperatures and humidity can leave your skin feeling flaky and dehydrated. Even the measures we take to control the climate of indoor areas by using heaters or air-conditioning can affect your skin. More time outside in summer also means more exposure to UV rays. Another culprit is the temperature of your bath or shower – too hot can damage your skin barrier – and a damaged skin barrier can worsen your skin concerns. (Read about the importance of a healthy skin barrier here)

What can you do?

  • If you are spending most of your day indoors in a climate-controlled area (heater or air-conditioning) be sure to use a humidifier to keep the air around you moist. The same applies for night-time.
  • Always wear sunscreen – indoors and outdoors, no matter what the weather.
  • Be mindful of your water temperature when cleansing – not too hot or too cold – but like baby bears porridge – just right!
  • Use O’ri Skincare of course! The range is designed to keep your skin barrier healthy, and a healthy skin barrier ensures your skin is much less affected by seasonal changes.

O’ri – skincare for every season

A South African environment demands a uniquely South African solution – and it’s with this in mind that O’ri was created, with a product range to suit every skin type, and every season. With five products and four steps, the O’ri skincare routine is one that’s light enough for the warm summer months and hydrating enough for the cold winter months, ensuring that no matter what your skin type or the temperature, you’ll always be able to put your best face forward.

What’s more, there’s no need to buy new products every time the weather changes, as the O’ri range has been designed with every local climate in mind. So if you’re looking to hydrate, moisturise and protect your skin all year long, look no further than O’ri – South African skincare for every season.  

References:

1. https://cambridgelaserclinic.com/how-your-skin-changes-with-the-seasons/

2. https://swirlster.ndtv.com/beauty/does-your-skin-change-with-the-seasons-here-s-how-you-can-have-flawless-skin-365-days-2455428

3. https://www.bustle.com/p/how-does-the-change-in-season-affect-your-skin-expert-shares-all-the-answers-16992448

4. https://www.allure.com/story/how-seasons-weather-affect-skin

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