New season, new body care routine. Sharon Hunt explores the skin science that underpins the transition.
science of skincare for the new season
Spring is a time of renewal – and not even our body care routine is immune. But the reasons behind changing up your products go beyond marketing hype. Experiment ndings published in the 2018 British Journal of Dermatology identi ed cellular level changes that occur on the skin during periods of seasonal change.
Utilising high magni cation technology, researchers monitored the skin of 80 adults from summer to winter. During that time, they observed skin cell shrinkage as well as protein breakdown, which affected the skin’s ability to maintain barrier function and altered its texture. Navigating your skin from this state is ultimately the goal of a trans-seasonal body care routine.