The Skincare Product You Need To Use Year-Round For Healthy Skin

Having a regular skincare routine can be the one single thing that can keep your skin fresh and glowing and also work to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from setting in earlier than they should. A good skin routine will remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate your follicles while also nourishing your skin to keep it supple and smooth.

Depending on which beauty expert you ask, one part of your routine may be more important than another, and of course, this will largely depend on what kind of skin you have and what problem or issue you are encountering.

However, some things are non-negotiable. One of those is wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen protects skin from harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer and you should wear it anytime you're out in the sun, regardless of the weather. Yet there is also one skincare product that you need daily throughout the whole entire year.

You need moisturizer every day of the year

Though it's common sense to moisturize your skin during the cold harsh winter and even the colder parts of the fall, many people don't think it necessary to moisturize in the spring and summer. However, this can be a tremendous mistake. Skin needs proper hydration every day of the year, even in warm weather.

One of the best things a moisturizer does, besides nourishing the skin's surface, is fill your pores with hydrating ingredients. This not only makes skin softer but it helps to keep out any pollutants your skin may encounter during the day, keeping it cleaner and more protected.

"Moisturizers are an essential part of every skin-care routine," board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shereene Idriss told Allure. "Just as our bodies require us to hydrate with water, so does our skin." When skin becomes dry, it starts to release more oil in order to nourish it and that can lead to breakouts.

What type of moisturizer to use during warm weather

The type of moisturizer you use should change with the weather or results may backfire. "As seasons change, so does your skin. Increased temperatures and elevated humidity tempt skin to pump out more skin oils," board-certified dermatologist Dr. Audrey Kunin told Marie Claire. "Applying a heavy moisturizer in these conditions creates a perfect storm to smother pores and increase the risk for breakouts."

Choose moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid, which not only helps prevent wrinkles while smoothing out the skin but works to ensure that the skin gets the right amount of water and oil necessary. When skin is dry it produces extra oil to attempt to correct the problem, but when adequately moisturized it pumps out less oil.

When the winter is over and temperatures become more moderate, or if you live in a climate that is warm all year round, you'll want to switch to lightweight formulas for both moisturizers and makeup. "In terms of consistencies, lotions, and gels tend to dry faster and usually aren't as heavy as creams," board-certified dermatologist Dr. Edidiong Kaminska told Today. Another upside is that they will also feel lighter on your face.