With summer well and truly over, and autumn now in full flow, you might have noticed some changes to your skin. Especially in areas that are the most exposed, like your face and hands. But what kind of changes can you expect? And how does the change of season affect your skin? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s number one clinic for aesthetic procedures, such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. We make it our job to know all there is to know about skin, and the factors that can effect the skin. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the changing season, and effects on the skin.
How does the change of season affect your skin?
So, how is the skin affected by the changing seasons? Well, a change in season brings a range of changes to the humidity, temperature and the level of UV available. And this means that the skin has to adapt to a different environment. Because the face is often the most exposed to the elements, it’s the facial skin that can be most adversely effected. As a result, because of the change in seasons, you could experience:
Seasonal dry skin
Dry patches of skin can play havoc with your make up routine, and your self confidence. These occur when the humidity drops outside, usually between summer and autumn, or autumn and winter. And it is made worse during these months by frequent warm showers or baths, as well as central heating and warm air conditioning.
To help remove your dry, flaky skin, you should consider dermaplaning. This is a treatment that involves using a surgical scalpel to remove the villus hair from the face, as well as the outermost layer of dead skin cells. This will include any dry, flaky skin, leaving your face smooth and radiant.
Seasonal oily skin
Oily skin flair ups tend to coincide with spring and summer weather conditions, where the humidity dramatically increases in a short space of time. This change in humidity disrupts the surface of the skin and causes changes in the function of the external skin barrier.
To tackle oily skin, you could consider a chemical peel. This is an aesthetic procedure that can help to remove the top layers of your skin, sparking instant rejuvenation and deep exfoliation. As a result, your skin cells will reset their behaviour, after already adapting to the higher humidity. This can also help prevent acne breakouts and skin imperfections.
Seasonal increase in fine lines and wrinkles
Changes in the season can leave your skin dehydrated, either through excess sweat and oil production in the spring and summer, or the lack of humidity in the autumn and winter months. This lack of hydration becomes increasingly important as we age, and can even contribute to an accelerated ageing process.
Anti-wrinkle injections are a great option for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whatever the season. These work by relaxing your facial muscles, so that your skin can relax and reset, smoothing out any lines or wrinkles.
You could instead opt for dermal fillers, which can re-hydrate your skin as well as smooth out any wrinkles. Lines around the mouth and lower half of the face are usually more suited to treatment from dermal fillers.
Rosacea can also be effected by changes in the season, both by increased heat and humidity, and cold weather too. In fact, changes in the season can be a key trigger for many rosacea flare ups, increasing the appearance of redness and dilated blood vessels.
To treat rosacea, you might want to consider micro-needling. This is a procedure that has proven results in reducing and managing the appearance of redness inflammatory lesions, and visible blood vessels caused by rosacea. This treatment can also reduce the itching, burning and stinging sensations associated with the condition.
For more information or to book a consultation, why not get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?