These Are The Skin Treatments You Should Get Each Season

Between summer skin, winter skin and in-between skin, there's plenty of advice to follow when it comes to seasonal remedies. Since the weather seriously impacts your skin's appearance and health, adjusting your skincare regimen can be a saving grace.

For instance, summer time coincides with a higher incidence of sun damage. To protect and revitalize your skin, Byrdie suggests sticking with your skin maintenance routine during this time because the sun can hamper the benefits of your usual treatments. NYC-based, board-certified dermatologist Shereene Idriss explains to the outlet, "For summer, when the sun is hard to avoid, I suggest focusing your in-office treatments on maintenance procedures such as skin tightening, fillers, and botox, which are unaffected by the rays. However, it does really boil down to lifestyle and habits.

"If you are militant about sun protection and limiting your time in the sun, nothing is wasted," she adds. "However, if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors having fun in the sun, I would advise against it and save it for the fall."

So, instead of getting an expensive treatment in the summer, it may be best to hold off until the sun's rays are less intense. In the fall, it's time to focus on repair and restoration — adjust your facials and treatments accordingly.

As the weather changes, make sure to keep your skin hydrated

As summer cools into fall, the changes in temperature can wreak havoc on your skin — especially in terms of hydration. Michelle Henry, MD, recommends to Well+Good, "Always check the weather and during the seasonal transition have different regimens prepared for whatever the conditions of the day might be."

She adds, "I always have a light and rich version of my favorite moisturizers for this purpose. I even carry skin care to work as my needs change, based on the humidity of the office environment."

By the time winter comes around, your skin will be hydrated and ready to take on the cold. During this season, it's best to get moisturizing and repairing treatments. "The fall and winter months should be dedicated to correcting sun damage with treatments that break your skin barrier or address pigmentation. These include popular treatments like micro-needling and ablative and non-ablative Fraxel treatments, as these break your skin barrier either microscopically or macroscopically," Idriss tells Byrdie. 

Your springtime routine should involve a large amount of antioxidants to help prepare for the summer and even your skin tone, Well+Good suggests. "Wearing antioxidants at night helps you fight sun damage the next day. Your body builds up a storage of antioxidants as you use them, so using Vitamin C serum at night will ensure your body has enough ready to go in the morning," says Cosmetic Dermatologist Howard Sobel, MD. If your esthetician has a vitamin C treatment, get on the schedule for April!