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Treat dry skin in winter
Winter and dryness often go together. And for good reason. When temperatures drop, your skin (especially in the face and hands) is particularly exposed. If you add to this the "hot-cold" variations between indoors and outdoors and the frequent use of soaps or hydroalcoholic gels, you get a combination that makes it fragile and encourages dehydration. So here's how to take care of your skin.
Tightness, redness, chapping, cracks... Winter takes its toll on our skin. But does cold dry out or dehydrate the skin?
Well, a bit of both. In winter, cold weather has the unfortunate tendency to reduce sebum production. When it is cold, our body prioritizes the washing of vital organs and leaves others on the side like the epidermis. The activity of the sebaceous glands slows. Less sebum, less lipids. The hydrolipidic film is supposed to protect the skin and plays less well in its role. The water evaporates more easily.
So your skin needs to be nourished and moisturized.
As soon as the cold weather arrives, it's time for me to change my routine and use rich creams or balms, both for the face and the body.
Cold increases skin dryness... but so does heat! So, when washing, lower the water temperature to between 32°C and 34°C. Other drying and irritating elements: soaps. Whether they are solid or liquid, forget them. Go for ultra-rich dermatological gels or lotions. They respect the skin’s PH, do not dry out the skin, or bonus, they have a strong lipid-rich effect.
Finally, don't forget the eyebrows. For a “cocooning” moment rediscover the benefits of a lotion you apply with your fingertips. The smoothness of the milk and the softness of the fingers bleed make up so delicately without risk of drying out your skin. To remove the milk, use re-usable cotton pads soaked in thermal spring water. Comfort guaranteed.
In winter, cold cream & serum
During prolonged exposure to cold, protect your skin with Cold Cream. This is the ultimate "coat" cream! In the evening, if your skin is particularly dry, replace your usual night cream with a cold cream. You’ll see that your skin will regain softness from the very first applications. A few days (or rather nights) are enough to sustainably compensate for skin dryness caused by cold weather. Do treatments as often as necessary.
If the texture is too “rich” of thick cream is not right for you, apply just before a serum. Advantage: this treatment does not change the finish of the creams. In this way, the skin is not overloaded with oil and the make-up holds well. Adopt this practice at each change of season, when the skin is particularly fragile.
Chapped lips are not glamorous. To address this, you can first exfoliate first to eliminate any small dead skin cells. Then apply a lip balm for faster healing.
As for makeup, when lips are too dry, lipstick doesn’t apply evenly. Start with hydration with a nourishing stick that will be used as a base for lipstick. And, if your lips are too drained to hold an make-up look, replace your lipstick with an enhancing balm that adds colour to your lips while nourishing them.
First top tip to avoid dry hands: wear gloves as soon as you go outside. If your skin is still dry, apply a concentrated hand cream with a cold cream several times a day. And especially don’t forget to apply it before sleeping, the most conducive to healing and renewing the cells.
And if you suffer from cracked skin, the Cicalfate healing cream will have both a restoring and insulating effect.
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