Skin treatments for harsh weather changes after pregnancy

by | August 24, 2018

The weather can really take a toll on our skin. As the seasons change, we need different skin treatments. When skin problems arise, it’s a sign that we have to adjust our skincare routine.

Types of Skin Treatments

The Gentle Cleanse

If you are using a foaming cleanser as a skin treatment, now is the time to ditch it; It most likely will strip the skin of its moisture and the natural oils that it needs to stay healthy and hydrated. Go for a super gentle cream, balm, oil or milk cleanser, and use it to double cleanse. The first round is to remove your makeup and/or pollution from the day, while the second cleanse is to actually cleanse your skin.


My favorites are Purity & Grace by Max&MeOils and No1 Belle Fraise Cleansing Milk by Edible Beauty. A good, gentle cleanser serves and balances your skin all year round.



Exfoliation Is Key

A regular, gentle exfoliation really helps skin treatments, it helps your skin to adapt to the environment as it helps to shed away the old “dead” skin on the surface to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Stay away from anything with microbeads (the small little round plastic pearls used in many scrubs.) They would be labeled as vegan as they don’t contain animal product, but they are very dangerous for marine life and pollute the oceans. Sadly, they are yet to be banned in most countries, but most organic brands would usually not use them. Use a product that contains Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, active enzymes, or gentle natural exfoliants like coconut shreds or almond meal instead.


Good choices are: Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator,
Edible Beauty Desert Lime Flawless Micro Exfoliant, or The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner.

For combination to oily skin, the battle with shine and congestion will start as soon as the temperatures are creeping up. Switching to a lightweight moisturizer or using a hydrating serum on its own can be a real game changer. Including a clay mask 1-2 times a week will also help with excess oil production, prevent breakouts, and help with healing blemishes.

If you want to include anti-aging skincare as part of your daily skin treatments, stick to an eye cream and a hydrating and plumping serum. For nighttime, try a cooling gel balm (e.g. Soothe Me Balm,) night time mask (Sleeping Beauty Purifying Mousse) with clay or just a drop of serum (Ere Perez Quandong Green Booster Serum.)

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Colder & Dry Weather

Dry and sensitive skin does suffer the most when the temperatures drop in winter.

Finding a nourishing moisturizer that protects the skin from further moisture loss is essential. If your skin is red, reactive, and very sensitive, it’s in need for instant calming action. My go-to products are Zk’in Relief Moisturizer and Trilogy Very Gentle Calming Serum. The names say it all!


For dry skin, I recommend a very rich balmy moisturizer at night, and even apply it as mask in a thick layer when watching a movie or reading at home. Coco Bliss Intensive Repair by Edible Beauty is the perfect night treatment for dry winter skins together with nourishing oils and balms. Air conditioning and dry air from heaters are really bad for already dry skin, so try to make sure you apply a rich moisturizer twice a day, which acts as a barrier to protect the skin.

With just a few little adjustments to your routine, you can keep your skin happy, healthy and glowing throughout the year. All these tips are toxin-free and vegan!

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Liv Lundelius

Liv is a professional international makeup artist and green beauty expert based in Sydney Australia. Specializing in cruelty-free makeup and skincare products, she also teaches workshops and makeup master classes, sharing her knowledge of anything organic and beautiful. Follow her family’s green living journey on their blog Liv Life Mag.

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