How do you look after your skin in winter?
It's no secret that winter is here, and these temperature changes are taking their toll on our skin. It is drier, looks dehydrated, feels tight..
Here are a few tips on how to take care of your skin, avoid dehydration and enjoy a worry-free winter.
In winter, we say no to crocodile skin
Hydration, the basis!
If you drink less water in winter, don't worry, many of us feel the same way. We don't feel the need to drink as much because it's not as hot, but the body needs as much, if not more, water than in other seasons. The cold outside combined with the heat inside tend to make the skin drier.
Not drinking enough water during the day accentuates this phenomenon of dry, dehydrated skin.
Good hydration comes first from within. To soothe the skin, start by drinking enough water during the day (1.5 to 2 liters a day) .
You can also drink herbal teas if you have trouble drinking in winter.
To moisturize your skin's surface, opt for moisturizing milks. They'll provide the moisture your skin needs, leaving it sublimated and relaxed.Check theingredients to make sure that water comes first.
Moisturize your skin several times a day if necessary. If it feels tight, it needs moisturizing.
Nutrition, the anti-cold shield
In winter, hydration is sometimes not enough to protect skin from drying out. To maintain this hydration, you need a nourishing skin care product. It acts as a protective barrier against external aggressions, helping the skin to stay hydrated longer. You'll feel more comfortable.
Moisturizing and nourishing creams are also highly effective for nourishing and protecting skin from the cold in a single step. Don't forget shea whipped cream, ideal for this time of year.
And what about the extremities?
By extremities, we mean hands and feet. These are the parts of the body that suffer most from the cold. They have less blood supply and therefore cool down more quickly. So they need to be moisturized and nourished regularly.
We recommend you carry a hand cream with you at all times. Massage it into the tips of your fingernails whenever you feel the need. A good pair of gloves will help keep your hands soft and moisturized.
To care for your feet, as for the rest of your body, hydration and nutrition are essential. Apply the appropriate foot care product (milk, cream, butter, etc.), paying particular attention to dry areas such as the heels. For a deeper treatment, apply shea butter to your feet and put on a pair of socks before going to bed.
Protect your face from the cold
As part of our body, in direct contact with the cold and external aggressions, the face requires very special attention. Whatever your skin type - normal, combination, oily or sensitive - you need to give it the care it needs.
Use gentle cleansing products. They will enable you to cleanse your face without altering your skin's natural hydration.
Next, apply water to your face. You can use a water mist or floral water. Even in winter, this step is important.
Once dry, apply your moisturizing fluid or nourishing cream. Don't forget the eye contour area, which is a very delicate and fragile part of the face. A littleavocado orargan oil is enough to nourish and protect it.
Repeat these steps in the evening after make-up removal. You'll wake up to soft, moisturized skin.
Lip care is also very important. In winter, they suffer from chapping and uncomfortable microcracks. Apply balm regularly and, for really damaged lips, a thick layer of shea butter before going to bed at night.
As you can see, moisturizing and nourishing your skin are essential if you want to enjoy a peaceful winter and protect your skin from the cold. Stick to simple routines, so you don't get bored and can admire the results on your skin. Your skin will thank you for it.