100% satisfaction guarantee

Seasonal Skin Changes

How Seasonal Changes Affect Your Skin

Shiri Feldman

April 04, 2023

Hero image

As the weather changes, so does your skin. Each season brings with it unique environmental factors that can have a profound effect on the skin’s health and appearance. In this post, we’ll explore how skin changes during each of the four seasons, and what you can do to keep your skin healthy and radiant all year.

Skin Changes During Seasonal Shifts

Here’s a breakdown of how each season can affect your skin’s barrier and overall condition along with our team’s top skincare ingredient recommendations.


During the winter months, the air becomes dry and cold, which can cause your skin to experience dryness, itchiness, and flakiness. This is because the low humidity levels in the air, strip the skin of its natural oils. Additionally, the sudden temperature change from outdoors to indoors can cause the skin’s blood vessels to constrict, which reduced blood flow to the skin and impairs its ability to retain moisture. Indoor heating can also dehydrate the skin. To combat this, it’s important to use a thick moisturizer regularly, have a humidifier in the room you sleep in, and avoid hot showers.

Top Skincare Ingredient for Winter

A lipid produced by our cells, squalene mimics the skin’s natural oils, soothing and softening the skin. Regular usage of this antioxidant can boost collagen production, resulting in firmer, plumper skin. Squalene also helps fight against skin damage and free radicals. With Revea, you have the opportunity to choose your preferred moisturizer formula from four different textures: an aqueous gel with a mattifying effect, a gel cream, a unique water-in-oil, and a rich cream. Our No. 33 Melting Creme is packed with squalene and is a great moisturizer formula for the winter months but choose the one that matches your preferred sensory preferences!


The tricky thing about spring weather is that it’s not very consistent – some days might be cool and others warm. Generally, as the weather warms up during this season, humidity levels increase, causing the skin to produce more sebum (oil). This increase in sebum production can lead to acne breakouts and clogged pores. Additionally, the pollen in the air can trigger allergic reactions, causing redness and inflammation. To minimize the effects of these changes during the spring months, it’s essential to cleanse the skin regularly and use lightweight, non-comedogenic products. Efficacious oil control ingredients include niacinamide and salicylic acid.

Top Skincare Ingredients for Spring

A form of Vitamin B3, niacinamide decreases sebum production, inflammation, and free radical damage. It also helps inhibit pigmentary changes and transepidermal water loss, keeping your skin hydrated and even in tone.

Niacinamide’s cellular roles correlate with its clinical use as a moisturizing ingredient. All Revea moisturizers are formulated with niacinamide to offer protection, antioxidation, and hydration. Even with oily skin, moisturizing is always a must!

Salicylic acid (SA) is a well-known beta-hydroxy acid that penetrates the pores to chemically exfoliate the skin and aid in the natural shedding process of dead skin cells. A great ingredient for oily and acne-prone skin, regular usage results in reduced redness, diminished breakouts, and improved skin texture.

At Revea, your custom serum is formulated based on your skin’s unique needs. If our technology determines you’ll benefit from SA, your precision serum will contain an encapsulated, stabilized form of salicylic acid which ensures a sustained time-release effect. Formulation compatibility is also a critical consideration which is why we use a synthetic and water-soluble version of the ingredient.


During the summer months, the sun's rays are stronger, which can cause sunburn and other types of sun damage. It’s therefore crucial to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30-50 and stay in the shade during peak hours. The increase in humidity and sweating can also lead to clogged pores, causing acne breakouts. To keep your skin clear and healthy, it’s essential to cleanse the skin regularly and use lightweight, non-greasy products during the summertime.

Top Skincare Ingredients for Summer

When it comes to sun protection, there are two options: physical and chemical sunscreens. Physical sunscreens protect the skin by sitting on the surface and reflecting UV rays. Formulated with zinc oxide or titanium oxide to block UVA and UVB rays, some of our favorites include EltaMD’s UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 and Biossance’s Squalene + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen.

Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing UV rays, and reducing the damage caused. Often formulated with octisalate among other sun-blocking ingredients, our favorites include the Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 and La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer with SPF 30.

Another great ingredient to incorporate into your regimen during the summertime is gamma oryzanol. A complex mixture of several antioxidant molecules (steryl ferulates), y-Oryzanol is extracted from Japanese rice and serves as a powerful skin protectant against oxidative damage. All Revea moisturizers contain this powerful active.

If your skin does get burned, it's imperative to use ultra-soothing ingredients such as aloe vera. Known for its cooling properties, aloe is great for calming irritated and inflamed skin. It can also help with redness and irritation.


As the weather cools down during autumn, the air becomes drier once again, which can cause the skin to experience moisture loss and itchiness. Additionally, seasonal allergens such as pollen can cause rashes and skin irritation. To combat these effects, moisturize regularly, reduce the frequency of exfoliation, and use gentle, non-irritating products.

Ingredients to Avoid

To avoid skin sensitivity and discomfort, avoid harsh and controversial ingredients. Our team compiled this list to help you out. Always read product labels before purchasing new topicals!

Custom Skincare for Seasonal Transitions

From weather changes, seasonal shifts, and hormonal fluctuations, our skin changes often. With a 100% custom regimen backed by science, you’re in good hands with Revea.

To ensure your skin’s needs are always met we offer regular skin measurements via mobile check-ins. Each time you scan your skin and share feedback, your Revea custom formulation gets more precise. And you always have the choice to update your next formulation or refill the current regimen.

Take our advanced skin assessment today! Discover your skin’s unique biology and current needs

About Revea’s Ingredients

At Revea, our ingredients are sourced from best-in-class international suppliers selected based on publicly available studies on the mode of action and proven clinical efficacy to deliver trusted results. Full toxicology and safety dossiers are available for all Revea raw materials to ensure your safety with no irritation or other skin reactions. The ingredients we utilize offer different mechanisms of action to work on various biological pathways.

Our formulations are free of fragrance, colorants, silicones, phthalates, and parabens. Revea is also cruelty-free. Our packaging is sustainable and refillable.

Our 90-Day Happiness Guarantee

Taking care of your skin is a lifelong journey. As your partner in skin health, we are proud to offer a 90-day trial period so that you can experience the remarkable results of Revea’s precision formulations, risk-free. 

If you aren’t happy with your custom regimen, reach out to our team. We will refund you the full purchase price.

Request your refund within 90 days from the date of purchase by contacting us at [email protected] with your name and order number.