Some women find that their skin type changes in winter: oily or combination skin in summer, and dry skin in winter. In fact, our skin type does not change throughout our lives. In winter, it is advised to use such cosmetic procedures as fillers. You can find needles for aesthetic treatment on your own, as well as other dermal cosmetic products. With age or in winter, any skin becomes a little dry. Therefore, there is a need to adjust care. But taking into account the characteristics of the type of skin.
Products for the care of every skin type in winter:
- Normal skin. The main task is to choose those products that will help retain moisture and soften the skin. The serum is perfect for this, which intensively moisturizes and limits the loss of its own moisture. And the cream needs one that stabilizes her immune status, improves protection, and provides moisture for long hours.
- Oily and combination skin. Sebum helps protect the skin from moisture loss and dryness. When choosing a skincare product, it is important to maintain the advantage of combination skin, and at the same time give it a well-groomed look without an oily sheen. Anti-aging soothing creams and ampoules are well suited for stressed combination sensitive skin.
- Dry skin. If even in warm weather it can be sensitive, then with the advent of cold weather, irritation and noticeable peeling are added to the sensitivity. Dry skin care should be soothing, moisturizing, and nourishing. A restoring serum with ceramides can perfectly complement the care. It suits even sensitive skin, stimulates its regeneration, and restores barrier and protective functions.
First of all, winter skin care at home should include two components – moisturizing and protection. As for cleansing, it should be as gentle as possible.
How to wash your face in winter? There are enough options, the main rule is to clean the skin as carefully as possible. For waterless cleansers, it’s simple – keep using milk or micellar water (just don’t forget the tonic!).
For a “classic” wash, which involves washing off the product with water, the following formats are suitable for winter:
- micellar water;
- cleansing oil;
- cleansing emulsion;
- foam or mousse;
- gel foam.
The main requirement is that cleansers should be soft so as not to violate the protective barrier of the skin.
In winter, due to negative environmental factors, the skin retains moisture worse – water begins to evaporate intensively.
It is necessary that the moisturizer contains both moisturizing ingredients (to saturate skin cells with moisture) and lipid-replenishing ingredients that will help preserve this moisture – squalane, ceramides, and vegetable oils.
Protection and nutrition
Recall that a nourishing cream means a skin care product with a high content of oils. Such a cream as the main care product is needed for owners of dry and very dry skin (and not only in winter).
For other skin types, a rich oil cream and a thick balm are used as protection if you plan to spend a lot of time in the cold, for example. Another option is to use them at night. In any case, a cream with nourishing properties will come in handy in winter.
In additional skin care in winter, the emphasis remains the same: moisturizing and protection.
- Use hyaluronic acid serums to maintain the skin’s moisture balance.
- In clear sunny weather, if you plan to spend a lot of time outside, you will need sunscreen that can be applied over the cream.
- Foundation will also come in handy: experts believe that it is very useful to use foundation in winter, it performs the function of clothing that protects the epidermis from cold and wind.
- Don’t forget moisturizing masks.
- Include thermal water in your care – it has been proven that as a result of irrigation of the skin with water, the stratum corneum of the epidermis is moistened, which helps to avoid dehydration of the skin during the heating season.
- Use cosmetic oil that has a fairly light texture and creates the thinnest protective film on the surface of the skin. It can be applied over day cream or make-up or mixed with a few drops of foundation.
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