Problem skin during the winter? - Most important tips!
The coldest season is officially here, whether you like it or not. The days are getting colder, darker and even though we are already glancing at that winter jacket, it will get colder, much colder. We adapt and put on warmer clothes, raise the temperature indoors and curl up on the couch with a cup of tea.
But have you ever thought about how the cold and the changed climate outdoors but also indoors affect your skin?
You may think you have a working facial routine that works well, but when the weather changes, so should your skin care routine.
In fact, according to a survey conducted on approx. 1000 women in Sweden, 7/10 women have problems with their facial skin during the winter. Dry skin, red-flamed skin and pimples are the most common problems.
Why does your skin change during the winter?
The cold winter weather in many cases causes dry skin, which in itself can result in flaky and irritated skin. When it's extra cold outside in combination with low humidity and strong winds, your skin loses moisture. Likewise, when you raise the temperature indoors, your skin is affected as warm air also has a low moisture content, which can make your skin drier and more prone to itching.
When the skin becomes dry, the skin barrier is also affected and an abundance of dead skin cells build up which can clog the pores which in itself can lead to pimples and acne.
How do I take care of my skin during the winter?
1.Cleansing and exfoliation
Cleanse the skin properly during the winter, both morning and night. Use a gentle facial cleansing product that does not dry out the skin. Many people find that they get better results from using a facial cleansing machine with silicone brushes to clean and exfoliate the face. By using hygienic silicone brushes, you deep clean and exfoliate your face more effectively and easily than if you only use your hands, where dirt under the nails and on the hands can be transferred to your face.
Moisturize both morning and night. Always use a moisturizing skin cream after washing your face. If you want extra deep hydration, you should use moisturizing face masks. Preferably one with hyaluronic acid and some kind of oil to moisturize deeply.
TIP! In order to achieve the best results and get a literal deep hydration, you can use heat and light therapy when applying the masks, a technique that is becoming more and more popular but that few people know about.