Your seasonal skincare wardrobe

Thursday, 26 September 2013  |  Sarah

Your seasonal skincare wardrobe
by Sarah Brown - Founder of Pai Skin Care

Like all things in nature – our skin changes with the season. 

Changing temperatures, humidity levels and sun exposure all have to be adapted to and supported by our skincare products. 

Failure to listen to your skin’s changing needs can result in the skin becoming unbalanced – leading to increased sensitivity, dryness, irritation and breakouts. 

So, as the autumn months descend and I’m pulling out my thick jumpers and warmer layers, I usually make some seasonal changes to my skincare wardrobe too. 

Summer: Geranium & Thistle Combination Skin Cream 
Winter: Chamomile & Rosehip Sensitive Skin Cream

During the summer your skin needs a lighter moisturiser with less fatty oils, as thanks to higher humidity levels, the skin is better able to retain moisture. 

Throughout the summer months I use our light Geranium & Thistle Combination Skin Cream, but when the mercury begins to drop I reach for the trusty Chamomile & Rosehip Sensitive Skin Cream. 

In winter, humidity levels are lower and the air is dryer, so a richer cream will help maintain hydration levels.

The higher levels of Omegas in Chamomile & Rosehip make this moisturiser more nourishing, and the extra anti-inflammatories help to as my skin tends to be more reactive in the winter.

If your skin is on the dryer side, our Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Cream is one level richer, and our Macadamia & Rose BioRejuvenate Cream is the most replenishing.

Summer: Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
Winter: Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil 

The one product I could never be without in my skincare arsenal, whatever the weather, is our Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil. 

Over summer I’ve been adding it to my Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream is the perfect aftersun – aiding skin repair and keeping it beautifully conditioned.

In winter, when my skin is feeling parched from central heating or harsh weather conditions, I apply every night and even add a couple of drops to my daily moisturiser whenever I need an extra boost.

I’d love to hear how you change your Pai regime with the seasons, any top tips?