Seasonal changes are to be anticipated with appropriate changes made to your skincare regime. Some of these, which are accentuated further by those participating in outdoor sports, are listed below.
- Winter: cold, dampness, dehydration, windburn, chapping, and increased sensitivity
- Spring: sunburn, rain, and humidity changes.
- Summer: heat, sweating, dehydration, sunburn, & exposure to different water sources while swimming.
- Autumn sunburn and hyperpigmentation can become more apparent in the summer months due to changes in humidity and wind.
Other changes to which individuals must adapt are the changing seasons of life. As someone approaches any major life changes, you should seek consultations to help with any adjustments that need to be made. Some life changes and things to look out for include
- Teenage years—this is where acne can be at its most prevalent.
- Pregnancy- hormonal fluctuations can cause breakouts, as well as melasma (hyperpigmentation).
- Perimenopause & menopause- hormonal fluctuations can cause breakouts or acne on the skin as well as dryness, laxity wrinkling, and pigmentation irregularities.
- Andropause (men)- sudden acceleration in wrinkling, laxity, pigmentation irregularities, dryness, and periorbital changes.
As the skin cycles through changes meant to bring adaptation to seasonal events, it experiences stress. Its ability to function as a barrier to the environment and to remain healthy and beautiful is easily compromised. With the approach of any new season, it comes an excellent time to begin seasonal skincare changes by first having a consultation with your local iS Clinical partner. In the consultations, your clinician may focus on the stresses of the season to come, and evolving skin issues resulting from the transition from season to season. They may also consider any special events coming up and of course, they will always consider your skincare goals and personal lifestyle.
What Can You Anticipate?
Changes during each season can bring different skin concerns and it's important to anticipate some specific skin concerns could crop up.
- Winter - dehydration, barrier impairment, sensitivity & the ‘winter itch’ (the skin can experience extreme sensitivity) & inflammation.
- Spring - maintenance of your skincare and potentially a few tweaks for any developing issues.
- Summer - inflammation, hyperpigmentation, barrier impairment related to water exposure.
- Autumn - maintenance could be required and focus on potential developing issues.
In all seasons, ideally, you have the following 4 products as staples in your routine.
- Eye product
- Treatment serum
At iS Clinical we have many options to fulfil everyone’s individual needs. Below are some of our many options!Cleansers
- Cleansing Complex - this cleanser is ideal for all skin types and all seasons, its active formula includes glycolic and salicylic acid.
- Cream Cleanser - suitable for clients who have a dryer and more sensitive skin, it includes ingredients like safflower seed oil to soothe, nourish, and help with healthy barrier function and coconut oil helps to heal and hydrate the skin.
- C Eye Serum Advanced + - brighten and hydrate the delicate eye area. Vitamin C will help to protect the skin from pollutants and hyaluronic acid will help to hydrate the eye area.
- Youth Eye Complex - this hydrating and regenerating product uses Baby Botox (Acetyl Octapeptide) helps to reduce wrinkles and hyaluronic acid helps with hydration.
- Pro Heal Advanced + Serum - with Vitamin C to help protect the skin against pollution damage, olive leaf extract to aid in skin healing, and Vitamin E to moisturize and protect the skin.
- GeneXc Serum - helps to treat over-processed skins, by utilizing extremozyme technology to protect the DNA and mixed fruit acids to increase cell turnover and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
- Extreme Protect SPF30 - helps to provide multilevel broad-spectrum protection with zinc oxide, and olive leaf extract provides a natural antioxidant benefit and promotes calmness in the skin.
- Eclipse SPF 50+ - Zinc Oxide provides broad-spectrum protection and vitamin E helps to moisturize and protect the skin.