20 December 2023

Grooming period: how to take care of your skin in winter

The winter season can leave an unpleasant mark on your skin. Cold and dry indoor air are a real stress for it. At this time of year, it especially needs attention and proper care.

Tightness, dryness, flakiness, redness and dehydration attack our skin most often during winter. As our skin loses precious moisture, we begin to feel discomfort. We may experience tightness, flaking, and redness - a common reaction to the cold and wind.

Improperly selected care in the cold can cause aggravation of some unpleasant skin diseases: there may be an outbreak of eczema, atopic dermatitis, dermatosis, rosacea or psoriasis.

With dryness, there is a deficiency of the hydrolipidic mantle - it is it that helps the skin to stay in tone, as well as protects it from the unfavorable effects of the environment. If the integrity of this protection is compromised, the skin becomes more sensitive and susceptible to external influences. In winter, it faces a number of challenges, including frost and significant dehydration, which provoke microtraumas, and this is where the preparation based on arnica montana in dilution C9 comes to the rescue, providing vasoprotective and anti-inflammatory action.

When choosing skin care products, avoid potentially harmful ingredients that can make your skin even drier: alcohol, sulfates and parabens. And don't forget to consider your skin type - not all products are equally suitable for everyone. Here it is important to remember: the owner of oily but dehydrated skin in the cold season can feel tightness on the face - in this case, do not turn to creams for dry skin - it is better to choose gel textures. And dry skin at this time of year, on the contrary, needs dense nourishing creams.

Try to choose cosmetics with hyaluronic acid and collagen (they create a protective film that retains moisture in the epidermis), as well as antioxidants and biopeptides. Products with vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and vegetable oils - argan, shea, almond and others - will be indispensable in winter.

At the same time, along with care creams cosmetologists recommend using highly concentrated serums designed to strengthen the natural protective barrier of the skin.

To make it easier for the skin to overcome harsh winter trials, products with plants-adaptogens in the composition - ginseng or rhodiola rosea - they allow skin cells to survive the cold weather less painfully.

Low temperatures can not only cause the usual skin reaction to cold, but also provoke couperosis. It can be manifested by a characteristic "grid" of blood vessels on the face. The whole point is that the cold contributes to the constriction of capillaries, which can lead to a violation of their elasticity and damage to the walls. However, negatively affect the walls of blood vessels and a strong temperature difference. Useful helpers for the skin in this case will also be natural preparations. For example, the preparation of arnica montana in dilution C9 will help to cope with vascular disorders, and the preparation of thuja occidentalis in dilution C30 will reduce deep wrinkles. To combat unwanted vascular patterns on the face in winter, you can also undergo a course of phototherapy, with an interval of 3-4 weeks.

To reduce capillary fragility and increase the density of the vessel walls, you can also use cosmetics that contain vitamins P and K.

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