Seasonal Skin Care: Tips for Every Type of Weather

By Darragh Timlin on November 7th, 2023

As a salon owner, you know that skin care should adapt to the changing seasons as fluctuating weather brings new challenges that can damage skin and hair. Providing clients with seasonal skin care tips prepares them to protect their beauty all year round.

Read on for a breakdown of expert seasonal skincare advice for your salon to share.

Winter Weather Woes

Frigid, dry winter air sucks moisture from skin leaving it dull, flaky and prone to breakouts. Heating systems only exacerbate the problem.

Skincare tips for winter:

  • Recommend rich moisturisers and gentle cleansers. Hydrating ingredients like shea butter, glycerin and hyaluronic acid are ideal for dry  complexions.
  • Caution clients against hot showers that strip natural oils and recommend using lukewarm water instead as it is gentler.
  • Remind clients to load up on antioxidants and healthy fats found in nuts, avocados and fish to retain supple skin. Drink plenty of water too.

Spring Renewal

The season of rebirth is perfect for revitalising skincare routines. Balmy spring days mean skins still need hydration but less intensely.

Skincare tips for spring:

  • Suggest lightening moisturisers from rich creams to lotions or gels containing hyaluronic acid. Exfoliate and masks remove stubborn dry patches, while brightening vitamin C serums even skin tone.
  • Warn of potential breakouts as oil production increases in warmer weather. Recommend oil-free, non-comedogenic products, as well as salicylic acid cleansers, which fight acne-causing bacteria.
  • With more sunlight, remind clients about daily SPF 30+ sunscreen to shield from UVA/UVB rays – ideally with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide for broad protection.

Summer Skincare Strategies

Heat and humidity present new skincare struggles. Sweating and oiliness accelerate pore clogging, causing acne flare ups. Rashes, folliculitis and eczema can emerge too.

Skincare tips for summer:

  • Oil-free or gel cleansers, toners and moisturisers prevent greasiness, while salicylic, glycolic or retinol products keep pores clear.
  • Because SPF washes away with sweat or swimming, emphasise to clients the need to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours (even more for water activities).
  • Chlorine and saltwater dry out hair and skin, so recommend showering immediately after with tepid water to remove chemicals. Deep conditioners restore moisture to parched hair.

Soothing Autumn Skincare

Crisp, cooler autumn weather is a welcome skincare respite. However, drying winds deplete moisture and humidity drops can affect ageing complexions.

Skincare tips for autumn:

  • Advise nourishing serums, masks and moisturisers with antioxidants, ceramides and peptides to rehydrate. In addition, emollient cleansing balms remove makeup without stripping skin.
  • Exfoliation renews dull, clogged pores but reduces harsh scrubs which may irritate thinner mature skin. Glycolic or lactic acid toners work gently.
  • With less sun exposure, skin produces less melanin, increasing susceptibility to UV damage. As a result, clients should still apply daily sunscreen.

Stay Informed as a Salon Professional

As a salon owner, continuing education helps you best guide clients through skincare seasons. Keep learning the latest about beneficial ingredients, new products and treatment innovations.

It is a good idea to attend classes, follow skincare experts online, and read beauty journals so that you can best train staff on advising clients across the skincare spectrum, from anti-aging to acne.

Get the Right Insurance for Your Salon

Adjusting skincare to suit seasonal changes is vital for combating dryness, oiliness, sun damage and sensitivity issues. However, along with guiding clients’ seasonal skincare, protecting your business year-round with specialised salon insurance cover is also crucial.

With affordable premiums and expertise from industry experts, Salon Saver has a wealth of experience meeting salons’ unique risks. We offer customised policies to protect your business across all seasons against a range of risks, including financial losses due to theft, damage and injury.

Contact us today to find out more.

Darragh Timlin

With over 25 years’ experience, Darragh is an expert in all things insurance. Starting his career in commercial property underwriting, Darragh has worked for a number of global insurers and is now Managing Director of Salon Saver, part of the wider Henry Seymour Group.

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