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How to care for your skin properly, even during the winter months

How to care for your skin properly, even during the winter months

During the winter months, the skin has many challenges to adapt to. Cold air, low humidity, and indoor heating can lead to dry, dehydrated skin. Fortunately, a tailored winter skincare routine can help keep your skin healthy throughout the coldest part of the year.

In winter, we need to pay even more attention to moisturizing our skin than in other seasons. I'm sure many of you have experienced the ailments of ''winter'' skin. Dryness, cracking, sensitivity - all of these can be reminders that we need to spend a little more time on our skin. What do we have to protect and care for our skin during the winter months?

How do winter temperatures affect our skin?

During the winter months, the skin has many challenges to adapt to. Cold air, low humidity, and indoor heating can lead to dry, dehydrated skin.

Dry air and low humidity can strip the skin of its natural oils, which can cause dryness, psoriasis, and irritation. Cold breezes and low temperatures can also damage the skin's protective layer, which can cause sensitivity and increase the risk of irritated and inflamed skin.

Fortunately, a tailored winter skincare routine can help keep your skin healthy throughout the coldest part of the year. With proper cleansing and moisturizing, you can maintain healthy skin all year round.

Skincare is an important part of maintaining your overall health and well-being. It helps to prevent and treat various skin diseases and problems and can slow down the aging process. Proper skin care requires a routine of cleansing, removing dead skin cells, toning, and moisturizing the skin to keep it healthy and glowing.

Which products should I include in my winter skincare routine?

To take proper care of your skin in winter, it is important to follow a regular skincare routine and use products that both moisturize and protect your skin. This can include a gentle cleansing gel, an exfoliant, a toner, and a rich moisturizer. In addition, it is important to protect your skin from the weather by using a moisturizer with sunscreen.

1. Facial moisturizer

A good moisturizer is essential to keep your skin hydrated in winter. Skin is naturally more prone to dryness and irritation in winter, so we recommend choosing a facial moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid, a molecule that physically binds water in the skin.

Skin that has enough hyaluronic acid looks fresh, plump, and more youthful. Young skin produces a lot of hyaluronic acids, which are bound to collagen. As we age, we start to lose collagen and at the same time, we lose the bound hyaluronic acid.

2. Facial serum

A facial serum can also be useful for winter skin care, as facial serums contain many more active ingredients than a face cream alone. This means that facial serums have a much stronger and deeper effect on the skin.

However, it is important to remember that a facial serum is not a substitute for a day or night cream, but only complements the action of other skincare products.

When choosing a facial serum, it is important to know which skin problem you want to address. For example, a vitamin C serum will help lighten pigment spots, improve skin tone and protect your skin from harmful environmental factors, while also providing the skin with the necessary oil that it often lacks, especially in the colder months.

3. Exfoliating

Exfoliation is an important part of routine care for all skin types. Dead skin cells accumulate on the skin in winter even more than in summer, making the skin look dull and rough. Make sure you use a gentle chemical peel, as harsh (mechanical) peels can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it looking dry and irritated.

4. Cleanser

Cleansing is one of the most important steps in skin care, but often the one we pay the least attention to. For very dry or sensitive skin, you may want to avoid washing your whole face and opt instead for gentler micellar water and wash pads to remove skin impurities.

MSM Foamer

For other skin types, it is essential to use a cleanser such as MSM Foamer, which offers a softer and more nourishing approach to cleansing. You can also add a mask to your skincare routine once a week to further nourish and cleanse your skin.

5. Lip Balm

Lip balm is a must-have for any winter skincare routine, as lips are particularly susceptible to drying out in winter. Look for a gentle lip balm with natural ingredients to nourish and moisturize your lips and avoid chapped lips.

6. Sun protection

Sun protection is the most important step in your skincare routine in all seasons. Gone are the days when sun creams were only applied to the face and body at the beach. The sun's rays damage the skin even when the sun is not visible in the sky. Sun protection in the high mountains and on ski slopes is particularly important. Choose a moisturizing sun cream with a high SPF and make sure to reapply it several times a day in case of prolonged sun exposure.

Hyaluron Face Cream SPF 30

By following these winter skincare tips, you can keep your skin moisturized and nourished all season long. If you have questions about which elements of your skincare routine you need to change to improve the appearance of your skin, we recommend you consult a board-certified dermatologist.

What should we look out for when choosing skincare products?

Different skin types have different needs, so it is important to choose skincare products that are suitable for your specific skin type. For example, people with oily skin should choose products that are free from volatile oils and do not cause the formation of pores, while those with dry skin should look for products that moisturize and nourish the skin. If you know you have sensitive skin, use new products with caution, as even products with natural ingredients can cause an allergic reaction. Apply the product to a small area of skin on first use and observe the skin's reaction.

Winter skin care tips

1. Shower with lukewarm water

Although it is always tempting to turn up the water temperature in winter, hot showers and baths can be very drying to the skin. Try to reduce the temperature to avoid damaging your skin. Avoid washing your face with water at the same temperature as the shower - make sure the water is lukewarm/cool when cleansing to avoid causing redness or irritation. This advice should be followed all year round, not just in winter.

If your skin is very dry or you are prone to eczema, avoid soaking in water. If you do feel like spending a few moments in the bath, add oatmeal to the bath. Oats are naturally colloidal, which means they have excellent anti-inflammatory and rehydrating properties, making them a great addition to your winter skincare routine.

After you've finished soaking, take a shower and moisturize your skin with Hyaluron Body Lotion, which contains natural ingredients that will nourish and hydrate your skin, while the addition of MSM will also take care of those with very sensitive skin.

2. Plug in a humidifier

Dry and hot air caused by space heating can also cause dull and dehydrated skin. Forced-air heating can be particularly drying and intense on the skin. If you increase the moisture content of the air around you by installing a humidifier in the most used room of the house, you can help the skin barrier to stay moisturized.

3. Dry skin brushing

Wrapping yourself in heavier layers of clothing can allow less moisture from the air to reach your skin, and also causes the top layers of clothing to rub gently, drying out and flaking the skin. You can help by incorporating dry skin brushing into your skincare routine.

Dry Brushing

  • Dry skin brushing is a process that uses a special brush to massage the skin, usually done before showering. Dry brushing:
  • Stimulates circulation: dry brush massage helps stimulate blood circulation, which can lead to better circulation and fresher, healthier-looking skin.
  • Removes dead skin cells: Dry brushing helps remove dead skin cells and helps stimulate the production of new, fresh skin cells.
  • Stimulates collagen production: Massaging with a dry brush can stimulate collagen production, which can help maintain skin elasticity and suppleness.
  • Help reduce the appearance of cellulite: Dry brushing can help improve circulation and stimulate metabolism, which can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.


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