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Winter is synonymous with dryness, irritations and dull skin. Prepare your skin for the cold with the most appropriate products and routines and boast pretty skin.
Don’t you prepare your wardrobe for winter every season? Renew clothes, recover the ones you saved from last season, collect warm clothes, … Why not also prepare the skin for the arrival of the cold?
Often, the arrival of winter causes irritation, redness, peeling and excess dryness in different areas of our body. This happens because the cold alters the hydrolipidic film of our skin and the sebaceous glands work more slowly. The symptoms are aggravated when we also have a dry or sensitive skin type.
On the other hand, we must also take into account the negative impact that the summer months have on our skin, due, on the one hand, to the intense exposure to solar radiation and, on the other, to the alteration of our cosmetic routines, which usually involves a carelessness of hydration. All this makes winter a time in which we must pay special attention to our skin so that it does not suffer or deteriorate.
Prepare your face
When it comes to avoiding the damage caused by the cold on our skin, we must always start with the face, because it is the most exposed part of our body during the winter. It is common for the complexion to show off during this time and that dryness and redness are a constant due to drastic changes in temperature. Therefore, hydration is essential during winter, but also adequate cleaning. Use appropriate cleansers, which are not aggressive with the complexion (without soap) and avoid hot water on the face, as it could dry it out.
For hydration, look for the creams that best suit your skin’s needs and complement the care with some type of serum or treatment at least once a week. For winter, nutritional formulas containing glycerin, ceramides or hyaluronic acid are ideal, because they guarantee a more lasting hydration. Also, you should not forget the eye contour at the time of hydration, both day and night.
In addition, if you have sensitive facial skin, you can resort to special creams to combat redness and avoid those hives with which your skin protests against temperature changes.
Exfoliating the face at least once a week will be the best way to eliminate dead cells that accumulate in the skin during winter. In addition, the exfoliation will improve the penetration of the moisturizing treatments and serum that you apply during the winter. Pay special attention to the lips, which tend to dry out easily with the combination of low temperatures and heating and do not forget to exfoliate them every week to avoid dead skin or fever.
The hands, great sufferers
The hands are also great sufferers during the winter months, so hand cream must be an accessory in your bag during these months. To take care of them more at this time you should avoid soaps that dry out, hot water (opt for warm), always dry thoroughly after washing and use hand creams that contain ingredients such as urea, lactic acid, glycerin, lanolin, shea butter or jojoba oil, among many others.
When applying these creams do not forget the intersections of the fingers, as well as include the nails and cuticles, which are also exposed to dehydration during the winter.
In addition, wearing gloves will protect the delicate skin of our hands from extreme temperatures and avoid episodes of irritation.
Protect your body
The rest of the skin of the body, although not so exposed during the winter, also deserves special attention to avoid episodes of dryness. Use body creams based on ingredients such as coconut oil, argan oil, aloe vera, rosehip, Asian sparkle, shea butter, etc. Apply at least once a day, in the morning or at night your favorite body lotion without forgetting elbows, knees and feet. For the heels, you can apply creamy cream at night and put on socks as an emollient treatment.