Change of Seasons BellaVita Botanics

Change of Seasons

Slowly but surely, the seasons are beginning to change, and what’s following right behind them? Our skin. And just like you change your wardrobe along with the weather, it’s also a good idea to tweak your skincare routine. The reason for this is due to the environmental and weather changes that follow the flow of seasons which are likely to have a negative effect on your skin. 

Let's explore how the skin reacts differently based on the changes in the season, and the most effective skincare products to use to protect your skin. 

How Do Seasonal Changes Affect The Skin? 

It starts with an itch here or there, on the arms or legs. You scratch, it comes back, you scratch again, not making any real note of the occurrence. Then that scratch is quickly followed by tight, ashy skin that’s lost its luster. And it hits you… the dry skin days have arrived. Depending on where you live – Denver, Colorado vs Los Angeles, California for example – seasonal weather changes may be dramatic or mild. Regardless of where you’re located, you’re still likely to notice that your skin starts to get a bit more high-maintenence in the cooler months than during the warmer days. The most pronounced of the seasonal changes are when summer fades into fall. However, this can also happen outside of seasonal shifts, like whenever there’s a noticeable change in weather and more importantly when humidity levels drop.

A few tips from Bella

With low humidity and frigid temperatures comes dry skin that needs a little extra TLC. For the fall and winter, we recommend putting aside your lightweight summer moisturizer for one that’s more rich and nourishing. This should help replenish your skin after you wash. The Evening Face Cream deeply hydrates and nourishes dehydrated skin on the face overnight, making it easier than ever to combat fussy skin. Our Body Polish works on the body to gently remove expired cells and deeply hydrate your skin, leaving it visibly vibrant, plump, and exceptionally nourished.

We also recommend using a humectant before the cold front moves in, such as hyaluronic acid. The reason for this is that humectants often hold 100-1000x times their weight in water, and when applied to the face, they draw moisture into your skin, providing long-lasting hydration. 

Aside from adjusting your skincare regimen, we also highly recommend the classics to keep your skin happy and healthy. Drink tons of water, herbal tea and eat as many warm, seasonal meals as you can. Luckily, the fall harvest includes a variety of healthy, nutrient-dense foods. Along with root vegetables and crisp fruits, warming herbs like ginger and cinnamon are loaded with antioxidants to boost your immune system and keep your body/skin healthy from the inside out!

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