The dryness of the skin is brought on by a decreased production of sebum, which makes the skin more permeable to aggression.
Dry skin results in tightness, tingling and a general sense of distress. The complexion is dull, rednesses appear and the desquamous skin, it’s the famous”crocodile skin”… But do not worry, here are nine simple tips to help you.
1. Moisturize your skin on a daily basis
When temperatures drop, the skin, more exposed to aggression, needs more attention. Daily hydration is vital to keep skin soft and supple.
If gel functions are favored in summertime, rich creams are appreciated for their relaxation when it is cold. The formula of the chosen treatment will probably be enriched in winter to keep skin hydrated and adequately nourished. But it is important to respect the essence of the skin: carrying a cream too rich if you have oily skin, will only attack the skin, and this will produce in response even more sebum.
2. Alter your day cream for a cold cream
Cold cream is a softening protective cream for skin made from sweet almond oil, beeswax and increased water.
Renowned especially for treating or preventing chapped skin and mild discomforts, it is more nutritive and protective than a classic cream, thus its regular usage in winter, and the nickname”anti-cold cream”.
It’s used both for the face and the body (hands in particular). It’s recommended, however, in application to the face with skin, since being too rich for this, it could cause blackheads and tiny pimples.
3. Make yourself a homemade moisturizing mask
An inexpensive and efficient remedy? The home made avocado mask.
Cosmeto-recipe: choose a avocado and cut it in half lengthwise. Remove the kernel and remove the flesh from one of the halves. Mix the flesh using a tbsp of olive oil. Employ the resulting mixture to the face in thick layers and then leave for 15 minutes before rinsing.
4. Purchase a softener
Buying a softener can reduce the dryness of skin. This solution is certainly pricey, but once we all know that some dry skin problems are partially because of water, and more exactly to its makeup (variable according to geographic areas), it’s interesting to think about it…
The water softener is a kind of limescale filter which eliminates the calcium and magnesium ions responsible for the existence of limestone from the water. Limestone plays a role in skin dryness and also can aggravate skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis in adults and children.
5. Or a shower filter
Shower filters are a less costly option to the softener.
They are placed right between the faucet and the shower hose. They let 99% water filtration by eliminating chlorine, heavy metals, hydrogen sulphide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and limestone during the combined action of zinc and copper associated with that of calcium salts.
A capsule can filter about 50,000 gallons of water, the equivalent of a daily shower for a family of two adults and two children for 1 year.
6. Take less hot showers and baths
The disagreeable sensations that limescale leaves, by simply depositing itself in the kind of little crystals on the skin, are aggravated by the impact of heat. Taking showers or quite hot tubs therefore enhances tingling, tingling and redness.
It is a better option, in case of sensitive skin, to lower the temperature of the water by a couple of degrees for the relaxation of the skin…
7. Utilize argan oil
Argan oil, also known as liquid gold, is a beneficial remedy for dry skin, thanks to the high levels of Vitamin E and fatty acids.
It may replace the customary day care through the colder months of the year to moisturize and moisturize skin. It is also famous for nourishing hair and scalp.
Non-greasy, non-irritating and moving fast, argan oil also has a captivating and enveloping fragrance that warms the body from the winter.
8. Select Your makeup sensibly
To avoid the distress of cosmetics, it is essential to adapt it to the climate.
When it is cold, it is better to opt for moisturizing fluid foundations than for compact or powdered foundations. To get blushes and eye shadows, cream textures will probably be favored to powder textures to avoid the packet effect.
At the level of the lips, care has to be taken to nourish them with a bandage prior to applying a moisturizing lipstick.
9. Consult a dermatologist
If despite the best care you give your skin and all of the precautions you take daily, the condition of your skin does not improve, it’s better to consult a dermatologist who can make a precise identification as to the condition of your skin.
Skin problems like psoriasis or eczema can be excruciating and disabling in regular life. They need to be supported for a better daily life and avoid possible physiological and/or psychological complications (depression, social anxiety ).