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In the harsh Russian climate, central heating and other troubles, almost everyone is familiar with the problem of dry skin during cold weather. Choosing the right care often takes a lot of time and effort, since winter products should not only be narrowly targeted, but also suit your skin type with all its features. The expert explains how to quickly overcome inconveniences by following simple rules.
Despite the fact that winter comes from year to year, the cosmetics industry does not offer many products designed specifically for seasonal care. This is most likely explained by the fact that in most European cities winters are rather mild, and severe frosts are rare. Many people also travel by car, so the demand for products that protect the skin from frost is mainly supported by winter sports enthusiasts. However, dryness and peeling regularly appear in winter due to the dry freezing air outside, as well as due to the dry air in rooms with heating and air conditioning.
To help your skin cope with dryness, it needs to be moisturized. It is ideal to do this in the evening after taking a bath or shower, when there is still a lot of moisture in it. You can choose any moisturizer with a comfortable texture. It is good if it contains natural oils, hyaluronic acid, silicones, a small amount of glycerin or sorbitol.
It is important to remember to strengthen the skin's protective barrier. In winter, you need to be especially careful to ensure that it is not damaged. It is not recommended to use alkaline soap, do not sit in foamy baths for a long time, wash your face with warm water and do not wipe your skin with alcohol solutions at least before going outside. Serums and concentrates with natural oils are good for night care.
In winter, you need to be especially careful to ensure that the protective skin barrier is not damaged
Even in winter, in the cold, itching may occur due to the harsh wind or snow - here again creams can come to the rescue. Choose those that contain film-forming agents and antioxidants. If the selected product has a gel base, then it must be applied at least an hour before going outside.
Thus, ideally, the minimum care ritual should include a gentle cleanser that does not damage the protective barrier (preferably without alcohol and sulfates); a moisturizing cream according to your needs with film-forming substances, natural oils, antioxidants; and a revitalizing agent like a concentrate that will work on your skin at night.
How can you tell if your skin is lacking moisture? Dry and dehydrated skin often has similar symptoms: roughness in appearance and to the touch, a feeling of tightness, mild to severe flaking, itching, and tenderness. However, it is important to know the differences between dry and dehydrated skin. Dry skin is a type in which there is a lack of sebum and the barrier function of the skin is damaged, which is the root cause of dryness. Skin becomes dehydrated when its cells lose more moisture than they enter the body. Here is one method you can use at home to find out if she is dehydrated: Gently lift the skin just below the cheekbone. If it remains smooth, it means that it is well hydrated, if it is uneven or with fine wrinkles, then it is dehydrated.
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