Both the facial skin and the skin on your hands and lips are the most exposed parts to the low temperatures of winter, which is why they are the areas that will suffer the most from the cold.
This is due to vasoconstriction caused by low temperatures, causing capillaries to contract and thus reducing skin irrigation. Because of this, less oxygen and nutrients will reach the skin, leading to an accumulation of dead cells, making it appear pale and more aged.
For all these reasons, it's necessary to keep in mind that for your skin to look beautiful and healthy during winter, you need to adapt your skincare routine and give it what it needs at each moment.
How to Protect Your Skin?
The cold causes a decrease in the epidermal layer and also a lot of dryness since we tend to drink less due to the decrease in humidity in the air. Consequently, the skin will be rougher and more prone to injury or peeling.
Get 8 Hours of Sleep
This should be applied throughout the year, but it's important to keep it in mind during winter when work or studies can reduce rest. Resting your body and mind is essential for having energy, and fatigue caused by lack of sleep can hinder tasks and affect your mood. Additionally, dark circles, eye bags, and dull, lifeless skin may appear.
Protect from Nose to Chin
It's best to do this with cotton garments, as they irritate the skin less compared to fabrics like wool. Also, remember to moisturize your face daily with antioxidant products rich in vitamin C.
Hydrate Hands and Lips Twice Daily
Another step that should be repeated at least twice a day is moisturizing your hands and lips. Use creams that do not contain petroleum derivatives or mineral oils, opting for formulas with natural ingredients.
Avoid Hot Showers and Moisturize Your Body
Using very hot water for showers promotes skin dryness, increased itching, and even dermatitis. So, it's ideal to use lukewarm water and moisturize your skin well after each shower.
Stay Away from Heat Sources
Heat can also irritate the skin because such exposure leads to an increase in body temperature, resulting in changes in the skin that accelerate aging.
Protect Yourself from Winter Sun
Although it may not seem like it, winter sun can damage the skin. In fact, UVB rays can be especially harmful at high altitudes and on reflective surfaces like snow or ice, where ultraviolet sunlight is reflected, increasing the risk of skin cancer and premature aging.
They say you are what you eat, and therefore, you must be aware of what you eat throughout the year. Do not forget to consume fruits and vegetables during the winter season, as you would be missing out on an important intake of vitamins and antioxidants.
In addition to all of this, you can also include a serum and a dietary supplement in your daily routine to help nourish the skin directly from the inside and outside.
Facial Glow Serum combines the illuminating power of stabilized Vitamin C with the antioxidant power of Niacinamide and Matcha, to hydrate, firm, and brighten your skin, reducing signs of aging. Skin Cure, on the other hand, is designed to radically improve the skin's protective barrier, hydration, firmness, and elasticity. It contains a unique blend of specific probiotics for skin health, as well as collagen, hyaluronic acid, matcha, and vitamin B2.