The Winter Season Is Always A Reason To Take Better Care Of The Skin. Low Temperatures Have Always Worried Women And Even More So Those Who Have Dry Skin (Xerosis), Sensitive, Irritated And Dehydrated.
Skin and Winter
During the winter, the environmental change is drastic, the skin is exposed to climatic variants such as thermal shock, wind, cold, and humidity reduction, which cause a series of noticeable changes in the skin.
The skin, when exposed to extreme environmental conditions, modifies the circulation of small blood vessels also known as capillaries that are distributed in the various layers of the skin, they contract as a result of low temperatures and as protection to control body temperature, decreasing blood supply to the outer layers and cells of the skin. In this way, it reduces the transport of oxygen and nutrients through the blood capillaries at the level of the epidermis and dermis, resulting in:
*Pale and vulnerable skin to environmental changes
*Slow cell regeneration process
*Extreme dryness with the appearance of scaly skin
*Feeling of tightness
*Irritation and sensitivity
As vulnerable as this situation may seem, adding the COVID-19 moment and the constant use of a face mask is a combination to which we must pay attention. Therefore, we will provide solutions to these two situations to determine in simple steps the best recommendations and what is the ideal care so that the skin looks healthy and full of life.
Skin and Winter
To show off beautiful skin during the winter, the main thing is to moisturize and hydrate it several times a day. During this time the deterioration of the barrier function of the skin is evident, which is a fundamental layer for protection and maintaining an adequate state of hydration. Therefore, it is important to apply more hydrating and dense textures than in summer.
Hydration must always be adapted according to the type of skin. For younger women with oily skin, it is recommended to use light, non-comedogenic serum or cream-gel based moisturizers, which prevent loss of hydration and retain skin moisture, the star product being DAILY HYDRO-DROPS ™ FACIAL SERUM by OBAGI an excellent option to add a boost to the natural barrier, protecting, moisturizing and revitalizing skin cells. The main ingredients of the formula include Phytosterols and Niacinamide as powerful antioxidants, essential oils of Abyssinian and Hibiscus, and fatty acids (omega-9 and omega-6).
For mature or dry skin, a combination of unctuous creams and oily formulas such as serums with regenerative and extra moisturizing properties is necessary. An ideal alternative is RECOVERY BALM by AlumierMD, a wonderful moisturizing balm for cell and epithelial regeneration focused on treating the driest skin during any time of the year, its use is highly recommended in the winter months. Contains among its main ingredients Plant and Tea oil extract, antioxidants such as Hinokitiol, Sea Whip, Copper peptide, Boswellia serrate extract, honey, and Aloe that combine their therapeutic powers to act together and treat the skin with soothing properties, anti-irritants, and antioxidants.
Hydration of the Eye Contour
The hydration of the skin in this area is done twice a day with specific products to avoid premature aging, which in most women appears easily. The skin around the eyes is characterized by being sensitive, thin, and prone to the premature appearance of fine lines due to its low number of sebaceous glands, therefore, the skin feels naturally dehydrated, and in winter, susceptibility increases.
To offer the best hydration, long-term anti-aging action, and instant rejuvenation, we recommend EYE BOOSTER CONCENTRATE by DR LEVY SWITZERLAND, a dermo-cosmetic formula that combines all the necessary properties to prevent surgery and the premature appearance of fine wrinkles and lines expression. It contains ArganCellActiv®, a patented ArganCDV ingredient (derived from the argan tree) with a high content of stem cells, stimulating the regeneration and duplication of stem cells in the skin, increasing collagen synthesis by direct stimulation of fibroblasts obtaining immediate results by promoting greater density, resistance, and freshness in the skin.
Apply Specific Products For Your Skin Problem
The tendency of acne vulgaris in oily skin and normal skin prone to acne decreases considerably in the winter season. The decrease in humidity and the constant cold causes less sebum secretion by the sebaceous glands, which is beneficial to prevent the appearance of acne.
At present, the COVID-19 situation has increased acne cases regardless of skin type. The maceration and humidity due to the constant use of face masks have created the ideal environment for the reproduction of the acne-producing battery (Cutibacterium acnes). Therefore, the combination of these situations makes the perfect time to perform a good anti-acne, anti-blemish, and highly rejuvenating routine when considering dermo-cosmetic formulas derived from vitamin A (retinol) and salicylic acid with properties to prevent the appearance of spots (hyperpigmentation), blackheads (comedolytic action), and are responsible for improving the general appearance of the skin, irregular texture, fine wrinkles, and superficial scars by stimulating the synthesis of collagen.
ACNE BALANCING SERUM by AlumierMD is an ideal choice, it contains encapsulated salicylic acid to provide a prolonged and uniform release of the active ingredient on the surface and deeper layers of the skin that help extend the effectiveness of the serum. The innovative technology of ACNE BALANCING SERUM provides a characteristic decrease in the most common adverse effects of salicylic acid, irritation, and dryness, in addition to containing main ingredients such as Niacinamide and Resveratrol as they are powerful antioxidants with rejuvenating properties, Hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), Antimicrobial peptides (Oligopeptide-10), Hinokitiol, Sea Whip, Boswellia Serrata Extract and Honey that work in synergy to treat acne, dehydration, premature aging and the accumulation of free radicals in the skin.
Superfoods In The Diet
Proper nutrition or supplementation during the winter months also has a great impact on skin health.
Ensure the consumption of foods rich in vitamin A such as spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, cabbage, romaine lettuce and obtain adequate amounts of omega-3 (fatty acids) from foods that include cold-water fish (white tuna, salmon, sardines), products based on soybeans, seeds (flaxseed, chia, sunflower), nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, chestnuts, walnuts), avocado and olive oil benefit the skin through anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties that promote renewal and cellular nutrition.
Superfoods In The Diet
Photoprotection with dermo-cosmetic formulas and some accessories (hats or caps) are essential to keep the skin healthy and free of dark spots. Although the winter months are a time when the sun's UV rays have less incidence on the skin, protection with SPF greater than 30 is the best antidote to anti-aging.
Daily use and reapplication every 4 hours is necessary for anyone who wants to show off glowing skin the rest of the year and uses slightly stronger products such as retinol, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid that need to be taken care of from sun exposure to prevent adverse effects (irritation, sensitivity, and dark spots).