«Winter! I love your cranberry bitterness for tea
saucers with tangerine slices … «
Just remember how in childhood we rejoiced at the first cold and snow! When else could you put on a new coat and run out into the street without a hat?! Although the frost did not spare our cheeks, irritation and redness of the skin worried our minds the least. Now, with the arrival of winter, we are ready to buy hundreds of jars of cream, just to prevent peeling, itching, irritation and redness of the skin. How to protect the skin in the winter cold effectively and at no extra cost? Read on, you won’t regret it! 🙂
Determining skin type
It would seem, what can be skin care in the winter? I bought a winter cream — and the skin is protected from irritation, peeling and drying out. But if everything was so simple, we would not waste ink on this article 🙂 It turns out that the rules for skin care in winter depend not only on weather conditions, but also on its type. Low temperatures affect the production of sebum, as a result of which there is a “shift” in the system of skin types: oily skin becomes like combination skin, normal skin becomes dry, and dry skin suffers most from lack of moisture. Therefore, in order to provide the skin with the most effective care, first of all, accurately determine your skin type.
Normal skin: moisturize, soften and protect
Normal-type skin, even in winter, does not suffer from critical dryness or increased sebum secretion. But it also requires more careful care. The main task is to maintain the optimal hydro-lipid balance of the skin in order to prevent overdrying and dehydration. When choosing a protective day cream, owners of normal skin types should avoid products with too dense textures, as they can clog pores and cause breakouts. Opt for an emollient and soothing cream enriched with beeswax, oils and antioxidants.
For example, try cold cream Uriage Cold-cream protective cream, designed specifically to protect the skin from the weather. Based on thermal water, it contains beeswax and glycerin, which effectively protect, soften and restore the skin. Also, do not forget about cleansing the skin. Exfoliate once a week. And it is better to completely refuse soap and the usual foams for washing. Wash your face with gentler products that are free of soap and SLS.
Dry skin: Nourish, soothe and protect
Winter for dry skin type is a real test! She is already distinguished by hypersensitivity, and in cold weather she begins to get irritated and peel off. Cold air on the street and dry in heated rooms only exacerbate her condition, dehydrating and causing peeling. Dry skin needs deep nourishment, soothing and protection to keep it looking healthy and feeling comfortable.
The main remedy for dry skin care should be a nourishing cream enriched with oils and fatty acids. It is best to apply it before going out. Xemose anti-irritation lipid repair cream Uriage Xemose Lipid-Replenishing anti-irritation cream — a real find for dry and atopic skin during cold snaps and frosts. A product based on a unique lipid complex restores, nourishes and soothes the skin, treats atopic dermatitis, eliminates peeling and irritation of the skin.
In rooms where heaters work, it is advisable for owners of dry skin to use thermal water. As for cleansing and exfoliation, “aggressive” scrubs with large and coarse abrasive particles and a high content of fruit acids are contraindicated for dry skin. In order not to injure the skin with harsh exfoliating agents, use a gentle peeling with gentle cleansing particles.
For example, peeling scrub for the face «Sprouted grains» from the Ukrainian brand White Mandarin Face Peeling «Sprouted Grains» contains only natural ingredients that deeply cleanse and tone the skin. Fine particles of almond seeds gently exfoliate the dermis without scratching or damaging it.
Also avoid soaps and harsh cleansers. For evening washing, you can choose milk or a special hydrophilic oil. And, of course, do not forget to do moisturizing and nourishing skin masks 2-3 times a week.
Oily skin: cleanse and moisturize
Although oily sheen can hardly be called a pleasant phenomenon, but in winter, the owners of oily skin are in the most advantageous position. After all, the sebaceous glands perfectly protect the dermis from moisture loss and dryness. Therefore, the system of winter care for such skin should include cleansing and moisturizing. Although there is an opinion that moisturizing creams should not be used in winter, a moisturizing cream should be the main tool in the care of oily skin.
Protective cream from a pharmacy cosmetic brand Сannaderm Natura 24 Protective Cream does not contain wax and petroleum jelly, which is very important for oily skin. The product is enriched with natural shea and hemp oils, as well as essential oils of rosemary and lemongrass. These highly active ingredients not only moisturize and nourish the skin, but also cleanse, refresh and tone oily skin, normalizing the secretion of sebum.
As cleansers, owners of oily skin are best to give preference to micellar water, as well as masks and cleansers with salicylic acid and fruit acids. It is these components that effectively remove impurities, open clogged pores and have a matting effect.
Combination skin: comprehensive care
Combination skin is characterized by increased oiliness in the T-zone and dryness on the cheeks, so care for it should also be comprehensive. If the difference in the conditions of the T-zone and the skin of the cheeks is not so great, you can use universal creams with moisturizing and protection functions. If certain areas of the skin turn out to be problematic — for example, the cheeks began to peel off, an emollient nutrient should be used in this area.
Such a preparation can be a protective cream against wind and cold. Weleda Coldcream. The product contains valuable almond and peanut oils, which, in combination with beeswax, soften, nourish, moisturize and protect dry, sensitive skin from bad weather and temperature extremes.
As you can see, at low temperatures, our skin needs especially careful care, which includes not only protection, but also cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing. Another good news is that applying a dense layer of decorative cosmetics in winter will only benefit your skin, protecting it from temperature extremes. If you are not a fan of bright makeup, cold creams are the best solution for you. But in order not to miscalculate with the next jar, choose products based on your skin type. And then even the most severe frosts will only emphasize a healthy glow on your beautiful skin!
With love and care, Avocado team!