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How do the four seasons impact our skin over the course of a year and what can be done to protect it during each of the seasons? Weather can affect your skin, both negatively and positively, come rain or shine. At The Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we’ve put together practical advice and tips that will help you to adapt your skincare routine to prepare for each season.

We also offer a great variety of treatments at our cosmetic skin clinic in Jersey, cosmetic skin clinic in Guernsey and cosmetic skin clinic in Belfast, which will help you to prepare – and/or repair – your skin for the different times of the year.

Why Change Your Skincare with Each Season?

Simply put, your regular routine may not work all year round. Whether or not you have dry, oily or sensitive skin, it’s important that you understand how different weather can impact the largest organ on your body. Elements like temperature, sunlight, humidity and wind, for instance, require some adjustments, especially because they can affect the appearance and health of your skin.


Exfoliating after the colder months of the year is crucial. During winter, your skin becomes duller and, as you’ll probably be moisturising a lot since the season can dry your skin, you want to get rid of product build-up as well as dead skin cells. Exfoliating can help you to unblock your pores and offer you a glowing complexion, especially if you ensure your skin is hydrated as well.

Our HydraFacial treatment provides you with deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, antioxidant protection and red LED light therapy – your skin will be refreshed and brighter, as your pores will be unclogged and dead skin and dirt removed.

As the weather transitions into warmer months, the humidity in the air also increases. This can leave your skin oilier, so you should invest in light moisturisers instead of using heavier options. The idea is to replenish your skin after it was hit by the cold during the previous season. Protecting your skin in this way will also help you to prevent breakouts and dehydration and will rejuvenate your complexion.

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While you should wear sunscreen throughout the year, it’s important that you increase your SPF level during summer. Reapply sunscreen several times a day as well, to ensure that you remain protected at all times. Damages caused by the sun aren’t just aesthetic, like sunspots, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, loss of radiance and even skin laxity – they can lead to serious problems, such as severe sunburn and skin cancer as well. What’s more, sun damage accumulates over the years, so you’ll want to avoid it at all costs.

Lip balm is another essential, but not many people remember to protect their lips. The same is true of the area underneath your eyes; your skin is more sensitive here, so don’t forego the eye cream, especially with SPF factor. This is a great defence against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Ensuring you protect the delicate skin under your eyes during summer will also help you to combat puffiness, early signs of ageing (such as lines) and give you a more youthful-looking appearance.

Summer is not only warmer but also more humid, which means your skin will likely become oilier and vulnerable to breakouts. So, add light moisturisers to your routine. As mentioned above, you can get a hydrating, moisturising and cleansing treatment with HydraFacial, but our Envy Facial procedure will also provide you with fantastic results.

This treatment offers more volume to the skin, as well as plumpness, hydration and improvement of the tone and texture. The skin is infused with serums at the moment of exfoliation and before the protective process begins – your skin will benefit from active ingredients at optimal depths and will absorb serums more easily.

Enjoy a revitalised and hydrated (as well as protected) complexion during the warmest season of the year!

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In autumn, temperatures change as a new season arrives, and the weather starts to get drier. This means there is less moisture in the air, which can dry your skin. During autumn, you will want to start protecting your skin ahead of winter as well, which is the season with the harshest conditions.

So, exfoliate and moisturise, so that your complexion regains its softness and brightness and is rejuvenated. With lower temperatures, you’ll want to focus on hydration too, so cleanse your skin to ensure it reclaims its healthy glow.

Now is also the time to reverse any damage caused by the sun during summer. At The Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we offer several treatments that will help you achieve this, such as IPL Photo Rejuvenation. The procedure is designed to add a youthful glow to the skin and to treat damage without disrupting the surface of your skin. The light waves target coloured particles like haemoglobin in broken capillaries and melanin in sunspots and freckles.

Our Obagi Blue Peel can be a great option too. It can help to correct wrinkles, unwanted pigmentation, scars and large pores, and remove layers of dead skin, allowing healthier, clearer skin to resurface.

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Changing your skincare according to the seasons is incredibly beneficial to your skin, and you’ll notice a big difference during winter. This season is synonymous with harsh weather conditions and lack of moisture in the air, which can lead to several issues. As an example, nails and hair can become more brittle during winter, and your skin – not just in your face but in your hands as well – can also become dry and cracked.

So, a key point of action during this season is to moisturise, especially immediately after a shower or bath, so that you can seal moisture in your skin and replenish it with oils. But avoid taking long and hot showers, as that can dry your skin further. Once more, a lip balm will be your friend in winter, not only because it can protect you from the sun, but also because the skin of your lips is delicate and can become chapped easily in winter without a moisturiser.

You can also see winter as an opportunity to resurface your skin. With iS Clinical Fire & Ice Resurfacing Treatment, we can help you to improve the appearance of your skin by reducing fine lines, addressing problematic skin and encouraging cellular renewal – perfect to give your skin the boost it needs ahead of spring!

This multi-step facial, which has an A-list following that includes Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Michelle Keegan, will offer you excellent anti-acneic and anti-ageing results, all with zero downtime.

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While it may be easier to fall into the trap of keeping the same skincare routine throughout the year, the truth is that your complexion will benefit from targeted – and tailored – skincare depending on the season. This way, your skin will always have the right amount of moisture, will be protected against the harshest of environments and can retain a more youthful glow and appearance.

If you have any questions about how to best protect and nourish your skin, let us know. Likewise, we’re always on hand to answer any questions you may have about any of our aesthetic treatments, so contact us today.