How Seasonal Changes Affect Your Health

Spring is coming!

The end of winter and the start of spring can bring us some great positive changes – warmer weather, longer days of sunshine, pops of colour bursting on to the streets as fields start to flower etc., however, this change in seasons can bring about some drastic effects to your body and overall health. Below we will take you through some of these seasonal changes and how to make it to summer feeling fantastic.

Seasonal Hair Loss

If you observe an increased amount of hair on your pillow, in the shower drain, or caught in your hairbrush, coinciding with weather changes, you might be undergoing seasonal hair loss, which is considered an unfavourable seasonal phenomenon.

Individuals with seasonal hair loss often notice a sudden increase in hair shedding during temperature changes, particularly in the autumn and spring. This phenomenon is distinct from stress-induced telogen effluvium. Hair undergoes four growth phases, with summer being a resting phase (telogen) and autumn/spring triggering the shedding phase (exogen), as indicated by a 2009 Swiss study.

The cause of this transition is not fully understood, but temperature fluctuations seem to trigger the scalp and follicles to enter a shedding phase. To address seasonal hair loss, prioritise scalp health. Dry scalp can contribute to increased hair loss, so incorporate weekly deep conditioning treatments. Additionally, use a clarifying shampoo to remove dirt and oil while stimulating follicles.

Why not try Modere’s CellProof MicroBond™ Hair System?  It’s patented ingredients deeply penetrate each hair strand to ensure stronger hair.

Maintaining a well-balanced diet is crucial, focusing on nutrients like vitamin D, zinc, B12, Biotin and folate to help prevent seasonal hair loss.  Antioxidant superfoods and supplements may also be beneficial. Avoid excessive heat styling, tight hairstyles, and harsh dyes leading up to seasonal transitions to minimise the risk of hair loss and scalp irritation.

Liquid BioCell® Skin is also an option to support the health of your hair nutritionally. This product combines the exclusive, multi-patented Collagen/HA Matrix™ Technology found in Liquid BioCell® with Zinc and Biotin which support the health of hair*.

Adult Multivitamin is another great source of these hair supporting nutrients plus Vitamin B12, D and folic acid.  For a boost of antioxidants, Cell Protect is your answer, this formula is packed with vitamins and plant extracts to protect your cells against oxidative stress**.

Of course, supplementing your diet with products is great, but be sure to prepare nutrient-packed meals as well! Check out our many recipes on The Latest for dishes that are not only delicious but good for your health too!

It’s essential to recognise that seasonal hair loss is normal and not a cause for concern. If excessive shedding persists beyond seasonal changes, consulting a trichologist, a specialist who focuses on the study of diseases or problems related to the hair and scalp, can help identify the root cause.

Give Your Health a Spring Clean

Regardless of good intentions, maintaining health during the winter season can be challenging due to comfort food, cosy sweaters, and Netflix marathons. With the arrival of spring and it’s hot and cold temperatures, it’s an opportune time to transition back to healthier habits.

Here are seven things you can do to spring clean your health and initiate routines suited for warmer weather.

  • Prioritise quality sleep: Aim for eight to nine hours a night, creating a quiet and dark sleep environment, and consider a brief meditation before bedtime.
  • Stay active even outside of the gym: Set a goal of at least 10,000 daily steps, engaging in outdoor activities like walks, sports, gardening, and repairs as the weather improves.
  • Use “good alarms” to establish healthier habits: These can include initiating bedtime routines and taking breaks for water, standing, or healthy meals.
  • Sun protection: Opt for ultra-high SPF sunscreen and develop consistent sunscreen habits for better sun protection.
  • Establish patterns: Utilise increased morning sunlight to set your circadian pacemaker by establishing a regular wake-up time and incorporating a 20-minute walk to regulate sleep patterns.
  • Stay hydrated: Be mindful of hydration, especially in warmer weather, to prevent dehydration and its associated health issues.
  • Watch out for allergens: Lastly, be vigilant about allergens both indoors and outdoors during spring, implementing thorough cleaning to minimise exposure indoors. For outdoor allergies, use a nasal saline solution after being outside to lower your effective exposure level.
  • Raid your wellness stash: As the seasons change, preparing an immunity survival stash full of immune-boosting supplements, with carefully selected superfoods and immune-supportive ingredients, provides targeted support when you need it most. Check out Modere’s health and wellness supplements.

Ready to embrace Spring?

As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring and embrace the positive changes it brings, it’s crucial to be mindful of the potential impact of seasonal transitions on our health. The advent of spring signals an opportune moment to give our overall health a thorough “spring clean.” By adopting proactive measures and embracing healthier habits, we can ensure a smooth and vibrant transition into the warmer months, supporting our well-being and vitality.

*Biotin and Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and normal skin.

  • **Vitamin C and E contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress