Soft and protected skin even in winter

Low temperatures, wind, frost, large temperature differences during the transition from heat to winter weather, dry air in overheated rooms, or insufficient protection from UV radiation – all this our skin has to face in the winter months. To cope with this burden, it is good to support it with appropriate cosmetic care. Here are our tips.
How does our skin “behave” in winter?
Due to the cold and lower humidity, the skin dries easier in winter. In addition, it produces less sebum, so the water evaporates much faster. In this case, the skin becomes unpleasantly tight and dry. To reduce the risk of discomfort on the skin, the skin should be sufficiently hydrated. Externally, we use suitable creams to moisturize the skin, which will be discussed in the following paragraphs, but we can also influence the condition of the skin from the inside, especially by adhering to a drinking regime. Therefore, do not forget to drink enough liquid even in winter, when the feeling of thirst is not as strong as on hot summer days. The total fluid intake per day should be about 2 liters.

Leather in winter

Winter cosmetic skincare
Many of us have probably noticed that creams containing water should not be used in winter, as they can freeze and damage the skin. But this is just a myth. From a technological point of view, every cream on the market contains water – either in the form of “oil in water” or in the form of “water in oil”, depending on the predominant ingredient. In winter, you don’t have to worry about the water contained in creams, as it doesn’t freeze on the skin. The water in the emulsion does not “hold” and evaporates from the emulsion when applied to the skin – this creates a feeling of cooling and refreshing. Subsequently, only nutritious/fatty components remain on the skin. In addition, the human body temperature is 37 ° C, so the cream cannot “freeze”.

In winter, it is recommended to use day creams that nourish and moisturize the skin with lipids or fats that help protect the skin. These special winter creams (also cold cream) usually have a denser consistency, and water is retained inside the fatty substances. A popular component of winter skin creams is, for example, beeswax. Winter creams retain moisture not only in the skin cells but also on their surface. Thus, the skin remains supple, soft, and protected from negative influences.

UV protection is also important in winter
As with the drinking regime, care must be taken in winter to protect the skin from the sun’s rays, which are one of the main accelerators of its aging. Pay special attention to the UV protection in the mountains, where there is a lot of sunlight.

Veins and redness of the skin
In winter, more often than in summer, there is visible redness of the skin, which may be accompanied by cracking of the veins on the face. One of the reasons is the transition from heated rooms to frosty weather. In the cold, the subcutaneous vessels expand, and in the heat, on the contrary, they expand. Constant temperature changes can lead to cracking of veins or, in the worst case, to irreversible redness of the skin. It is also appropriate to recommend nourishing creams that will provide sufficient protection from adverse weather conditions.

In winter, hands require special care
Do not forget to take good care of your hands. When the temperature starts to drop, put on gloves. If you suffer from dry hands, you need to strengthen your care a little in winter – we recommend a nourishing hand cream and careful regular lubrication to restore the necessary protective film on the skin. Masks and wraps are also assistants during this cold period. Apply a thicker layer of softening cream or olive oil mixed with coconut oil on your hands and wrap them with food foil or use special cosmetic gloves. Leave for half an hour and repeat once a week.

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