Tips for protecting your skin in the cold season

Tips for protecting your skin in the cold season

Have you noticed that when the cold season approaches, you start organizing your clothes in your closet, taking out the winter ones and hiding the summer ones? You should do the same with your skincare routine. Your skin has different needs throughout the year and the key words in the cold season are moisturizing and exfoliating.

What happens to your skin in the cold season?

In the autumn-winter season, skin is more exposed to humidity, cold temperatures and hot showers which lead to damage of the protective barrier and dehydration. When the skin is dry, it becomes more sensitive and prone to rashes. So changing your skincare routine with the arrival of autumn is not a fad, but a necessity. Special attention should be paid to dry skin that needs a lot of moisturizing, but also to oily skin that needs exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells – did you know that cold air encourages the build-up of dead skin cells in layers, which leads to blocked pores and therefore pimples?

Cold season skin care tips

  • Exfoliation, a must in the cold season

There is a myth circulating that exfoliating in the cold season is not recommended because it over-dries the skin. In fact, exfoliation is a good way to treat dry skin and stimulate natural sebum production. Exfoliation helps to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells, and the result is just right – a much cleaner and brighter skin. It is recommended to exfoliate 1-2 times a week.

  • Intense moisturizing, a way to protect against cold air

Moisturizers should be a part of your daily skincare routine for the best protection against harsh environmental factors. Particularly recommended are glycerin, ceramides and niacin-based products that help to create an intact skin barrier. You shouldn’t avoid moisturizers in the cold season even if you have oily skin – choose a cream with a gentle texture with hyaluronic acid and your skin will be protected.

  • Don’t forget to protect your lips and eye contour

The most affected areas of the face in the cold season are the lips and eye contour. Whether you have dry, oily, normal or sensitive skin, these areas tend to dry out the most and crack. So, it’s a good idea to have moisturizing, emollient, rich-textured products for your lips and eye contour in the cold season.

  • Sun protection, also necessary in the cold season

Don’t be fooled by the fact that the sun isn’t so strong in the cold season. Sunscreen is still necessary on days when you go out, although this time you can use a cream with a lower protection factor.

To make sure your skin looks just as good in the cold season, before changing your skincare routine, you should also go for a facial treatment personalized to your skin type. Book an appointment at Deluxe Clinic to see which treatment works best for you and to help you choose the best skincare products for the cold season!

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