The seasonal transition from summer to winter in Bahrain isn’t just about switching up your wardrobe and outdoor activities. It affects your skin too. The fluctuating temperatures and dry conditions call for some adjustments to your skincare routine.
Here are some Dos and Don’ts you can follow to keep your skin healthy during the changing weather.
What To Do
Maintaining Skin Health:
- Gentle Cleansing: Opt for mild soaps that are pH-balanced. For very dry skin, consider using olive oil or coconut oil before bathing.
- Stay Hydrated: Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin well-hydrated.
- Moisturise Appropriately: Start using a moisturiser regularly. If the skin is very dry, body butter may be suitable. During these months you can use a light moisturiser.
- Layer Clothing: When wearing warm clothes and woollens, add a layer of cotton underneath the woollens to prevent allergic rashes from wool.
- Makeup Choices: Opt for lightweight, non-comedogenic makeup products that allow your skin to breathe.
- Vitamin C: Include vitamin C products, such as serums, in your skincare routine
- Apt Skincare Products: Select products that suit your skin type, and consult a dermatologist if necessary.
- Seasonal Foods: Include fresh, locally available seasonal fruits and vegetables like cucumber, tomatoes, and strawberries in your diet.
- Skin Hydration: Besides drinking water, consider using skin hydration products, serums, and therapies for optimal skin hydration.
What To Avoid
- Avoid Hot or Cold Water: Do not use very hot or very cold water for cleansing; opt for lukewarm water.
- Don’t Skip Sunscreen: Regardless of indoor or outdoor activities, do not skip sunscreen. Use SPF 30 or higher.
- Avoid Heavy Makeup: Light-weight makeup is preferable to allow your skin to breathe.
- Don’t Go DIY: Instead of DIY skincare, consult a dermatologist for personalised guidance. Any symptoms of any skin disease should be handled by an expert.