Skin Care and Seasonal Changes: Get to Know Your Skin!

By: Rechelle Andrews

Have you ever looked in the mirror and said, “Wow! My skin looks amazing!” On another day, you may have said, “What in the world is going on?” You try to take care of your skin and you follow a regimen. But you just don’t understand why your skin seems to be changing and how you should care for it. Ugh!

I’ve developed a four-part system to help you learn your skin and adapt to changes more effectively – no matter what the season is. Here are four important skincare tips to get you started on a journey to beautiful and healthy skin:

1: Learn Your Skin’s Personality.

Because of our “new normal” most people are not wearing much makeup. This is a great time to learn your skin’s personality more closely. Look at your skin in a magnifying mirror and mentally record any changes in the morning and at night. Also record from the beginning of a week to the end of the week and understand that there will be hormonal changes.

2: Learn Your Overall Skin Type and What It Requires.

Your skin may respond in different ways to different seasons, hormonal imbalances and products. Do not assume that maintaining a regimen is the answer to all your skin problems. Your skin type may change based on several factors and you may need certain products for different reasons. Schedule time with a dermatologist for severe acne, dryness or oil production. For minor issues, get suggestions from a beauty professional and/or begin researching the ingredients of your products.

3: Learn How To Respond To What Your Skin Is Telling You.

Focus your attention on “balancing” rather than “treating” your skin. Take care of your body overall. Drink water often and research at least the first five ingredients of your products to make sure they are best for your skin type. For example, having a breakout does not automatically suggest that you buy products that specifically target acne issues. Sometimes, it’s a matter of incorporating certain products into your routine to treat and balance out your Ph levels (a measurement of acidity in your skin.) Normal is 4.5 to 5.5; any higher or lower may be the reason for your skin concerns.

4: Learn How To Love The Skin You’re In

Your skin needs your attention. Neglecting it will likely leave you confused and frustrated. I have tried many products and resources to bring skin back to life! The only thing constant is change. So, learn to adapt to it. Have fun trying out new products and always seek professional guidance.

With over 15 years in the beauty industry, Rechelle Andrews has the skillset and an in-depth knowledge of products and makeup application techniques. Over the years, she has made it her goal to help people realize their greatest potential and she wishes to inspire others in all aspects of beauty. Visit her website, www.inspirebeautifulyou.info, for services and more information.

Airyauna Walker
WalkerA25@mailbox.winthrop.edu
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