Now that the colder weather is here, it’s time to start preparing your skin for the changing temperatures. As you may be aware, your skin responds to the weather, whether it be hot, cold, dry or humid. As the temperature starts to drop, your skincare regime should start to adapt (read our guide on how to nourish Autumn skin), and extra care needs to be taken to ensure the condition of your skin doesn’t change over the coming months. Heating An increase in artificial heating over the colder months will dehydrate your skin and increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. There’s a lot you can do to prevent the negative effects of air conditioning and the changing seasons. Hydrating facials are key to keeping the skin plump and supple. Varying temperatures Autumn is a temperamental season, with some hot and dry days still to come. Ensure that you talk to us at Total Body Concept so that we can adjust your skincare routine to the seasonal changes. Remember that 70% of results come from what you do at home, so an up-to-date skincare routine is essential. Don’t forget the SPF With fewer warm days, it can be easy to forget about applying (and reapplying) sunscreen throughout the day, particularly when it’s cloudy. In fact, it’s just as important to wear sunscreen on cold days as it is on hot days, as the sun can easily penetrate through clouds and cause lasting damage to your skin. Keep your SPF levels topped up, regardless of the weather. — If you liked this blog, head over to our Journal page to read more of our helpful skincare guides! If you live in Christchurch and new to the world of facials, get in contact with us or make a facial appointment here. Meet the Total Body Concept team on this page, or head over to our online store for some skincare retail therapy!