Temperature changes do not have the best effect on the condition and health of the skin. Every day it’s getting colder and more windy outside, which means that it’s time to pay attention to the features of winter facial care and adjust it.
How to choose winter care products
In winter, cosmetics are faced with completely different tasks – it is important to protect the face from cold, wind and frost, and then restore the smoothness and elasticity of the skin. Light fluid textures, as well as gels and aqueous emulsions, are best left to warm. In the cold season, they should be replaced with dense and creamy products.
A winter day cream must protect the skin, which means that it can contain natural oils and other protective ingredients, such as panthenol and ceramides. But if you have to spend most of the time at home or in the office, this is also important to consider – the care will be slightly different. In this case, the products can be of a lighter texture and have pronounced moisturizing properties.
1 – revitalizing nourishing face balm, Payot, 2 – renewing oil for the face Renewal Oil Mini, La Mer, 3 – moisturizing fluid cream for face and neck, Eisenberg, 4 – cold cream, Avene, 5 – ultra intense moisturizing cream with shea butter and hyaluronic acid, Ultraceuticals, 6 – NCEF-intensive restorative serum, Filorga
As a day cream, you can choose: bioprotector – a product that enhances the natural barrier functions of the skin, protects it from cold and chapping, and also activates the renewal processes in cells, or a nourishing cream – it contains active ingredients to restore and protect the skin from negative the influence of the environment. It is important to remember that you need to apply the product on the face at least 30 minutes before going outside, so that it has time to be absorbed, and does not turn into mini-crystals and does not injure the skin.
For skin care at night, the following are ideal: a revitalizing fluid that will return the face to a healthy and rested look; moisturizing cream with seaweed for regeneration and improvement of microcirculation, as well as a special complex of oils to normalize cell metabolism and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Women with age-related changes should pay attention to products with anti-aging compositions and components – their regular use will slow down the aging process and get rid of wrinkles that have already appeared, as well as restore skin tone and elasticity.
Additional skin care in winter
In the cold season, it is necessary to replace not only creams with nourishing and restoring ones, but also masks. It is better to refuse from clay-based products and intensively cleansing compositions for a while, so as not to weaken the protective functions of the skin. But you can pamper your face in winter with masks every other day – both ready-made cosmetics and homemade recipes are suitable for this.
1 – Night Intensively Moisturizing Face Mask, Origins, 2 – Intensive Nourishing Cold Cream Marine Mask, Thalgo, 3 – Express Flower Gel Face Mask, Sisley
Do not get carried away with scrubs and peels – exfoliate dead particles in the cold season is enough once a week. After such a procedure, beauticians advise to apply a nourishing mask. And for daily washing, you should choose a gentle foam or mousse.
The cold season is the time for acids, so they can be included in your regular grooming routine. In order not to harm the skin and not be mistaken with the choice, it is better to do it with the help of a professional. You can choose an acid toner, serum or mask on your own – they must be applied after 2-4 days so that the skin has time to get used to it. Acids will help cleanse the face of rashes and blackheads, smoothen the skin and return a healthy complexion to the face, and also activate the regeneration processes. In this article we talked about products with lactic acid, and in this article about other types of acids.
Despite the fact that the temperature outside the window is freezing and the sun is no longer warm, you still need to use SPF products. This rule is especially true for everyone who does chemical peeling, uses retinol or acid-based products. If you don’t feel like applying a special product, you can choose a tone with a sun protection factor. Cushons are ideal, which not only even out the shade and complexion, but also protect the cells from the sun and other radiation.
1 – regenerating night hand mask, Mixit, 2 – Hand Relief intensively moisturizing hand cream, Aveda, 3 – hand and elbow cream mask, Ilona Lunden, 4 – Intense nourishing and moisturizing hand warming mask, Thalgo
The main rule in winter skin care is protection. But don’t forget about moisturizing as well. To prevent the skin from drying out due to temperature changes, heating and dry air in the room, you can install a special air humidifier. Or add mist and thermal water to your treatment. Fabric masks also maintain moisture level in the skin. Also, pay attention to the delicate skin of your hands. First, wear gloves in winter. Secondly, be sure to include nourishing creams and masks in your beauty diet. We wrote in more detail about winter hand care here.
Lip care in winter
And, of course, pay attention to the delicate skin of your lips. To keep your lips from chapping in the cold, use a protective balm. For extra care, use a special lip cream to help improve skin elasticity and dryness. Use a special makeup remover to remove lipstick or replace it with olive oil. Use a mild abrasive lip scrub and moisturizing and nourishing masks once a week.
1 – Rowan Lips Moisturizing Patches, Ansaligy, 2 – Exfoliating Lip Cream, Thalgo, 3 – Lip Contour Serum, Cle de Peau Beaute, 4 – Prime Lip Repair Lip Cream, Valmont
And for any care to work, it is important to take care of the health of the skin from the inside: drink more water and prepare drinks that increase immunity. Spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom can be added to tea and coffee – they will improve all metabolic processes in the body. And of course, it’s important to keep track of your daily activity and sleep patterns.
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