How do you adapt your skincare to the beautiful weather?

How do you adapt your skincare to the beautiful weather?

Do you need to adjust your skincare to the different seasons? We get this question asked very often.  Our answer is: Absolute!! The weather is getting warmer and sunnier again. It's time to update your skincare! You will be exposing your skin more to the sun in the near future, so that your skin needs other ingredients. And yes, it's fun to change your routine. It gives you the opportunity to discover new fantastic products.

From cold temperatures to sun 
You may have noticed that your skin feels very different in the winter than in the summer, but did you also know that you can notice a difference in the transition from winter to spring? Consider, for example, the fact that the heating has been on a lot recently (this gives you dry air in the house).

This dry air can really affect your skin by pulling a lot of moisture from your skin. Result? Tight and dry skin.

Fortunately, we are now leaving that time behind us. The heating is less necessary, the shower is less hot and we spend more time outside. 

Does my skin need more moisture in spring/summer?
Yes absolutely! We have to replenish the moisture reservoir in your skin to restore your skin and make it resilient for the summer. More on this later, but first I would like to talk about why you should replenish the moisture reservoir of your skin. Where many skin types often needed a little more oiliness in the winter, you can now switch to lighter products based on water (hyaluronic acid).

Let's talk about TEWL (transepidermal water loss). TEWL is the evaporation of moisture from your skin. The degree of evaporation can differ per season, temperature or environmental factors (heating, etc.). We see a big increase in moisture loss in summer and winter. So now is the ideal time to properly replenish your skin's moisture reservoir.

It is important to compensate for this loss of moisture and to attract new moisture from your deeper skin layers. Are you not doing this? Then your skin barrier can be damaged and skin problems (such as acne, dull skin, but also wrinkles) can arise.

Our bestseller product for replenishing and restoring the hydration of your skin
An important ingredient that can attract moisture is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance and strengthens the skin barrier (the outer layers of the skin), making your skin feel less dry. In addition, hyaluronic acid is able to bind with moisture. (1000x its own body weight, wow) and that makes your skin feel hydrated. That is why we recommend adding a product with hyaluronic acid in your routine. We recommend INTENSIVE SERUM to many customers, because this has a fine gel-like structure that you can use as a day or night serum -> extra buffer layer between your cleaning care and day / night cream.

In addition, it is important to look at how you can actually retain that newly attracted moisture. Because if your outer skin layer is broken, this moisture is lost immediately. As a result, you will still suffer from dry and tight skin. You can do this, among other things, by using a serum with vitamin B. This was the reason why we combined in our INTENSIVE SERUM both hyaluronic acid and vitamin B, so that you need to use one product which has multiple fuction for your skin.