Skin care is an issue at any time of year. In the winter months, however, it takes on a very special significance. In the cold season, our skin is exposed to additional stresses due to cold and heated air. As a result, many people suffer from dry and chapped skin in winter. With the right winter care, however, a remedy can be found. It is not easy to give a general answer as to which winter care is the right one. It depends above all on the skin type. Normal to dry skin requires different care than combination skin. Mature skin also has special care requirements. In the following article, we would like to explain which facial care is best suited for which skin type in winter.
Why is winter care so important?
In winter, we protect our body from harmful weather conditions such as cold and humidity. The face is the only part of our body that is always exposed to wind and weather without protection. If temperatures outside are below 8 degrees Celsius, sebum production decreases. Sebum ensures that the skin remains moist with a protective film of oil. If the sebum production of the skin is throttled, the latter becomes easily dry and cracked. In addition, there is an unpleasant feeling of tension. Another problem is the heating air, which dries out the skin. Consequently, two harmful factors come together. If you don’t take countermeasures with the right winter care, you will soon have to deal with cosmetic and at the same time unpleasant skin problems.
Should special products be used for winter care?
The moisture that the skin is deprived of by external factors must be compensated for by appropriate care products. The most suitable products are creams that moisturize and replenish the skin.
Accordingly, skin care in winter should be richer than in summer. However, it is recommended to use products from the same skin care line throughout the year to avoid unnecessarily irritating the skin. Face creams containing, for example, linoleic acid, shea butter or vegetable oils are particularly suitable for the winter months. The high fat content forms a protective film that protects against drying out. This also has a positive anti-aging effect, as dried-out facial skin promotes the formation of wrinkles. However, if you tend to have oily skin, you should be careful with moisturizing creams. Here, a pure moisturizing care is recommended.
Why Konsens serum is an optimal base for every season?
Almost everyone has face creams. However, if you want to pamper your skin and are also concerned about anti-aging, you should also integrate a serum into your daily skin care routine. This is a care product with a liquid consistency that is usually sold in flacon or ampoules. Serums contain a mix of amino acids, vitamins, thermal water and hyaluronic acid. Basically, these are exactly the same ingredients that are found in conventional face creams. The difference is in the concentration of the active ingredients, which is much higher in a serum than in a cream. To achieve the desired effect, a few drops are enough. Serums are especially optimal for facial care in winter. Instead of replacing the basic skin cream, it is more cost-effective to buy an adapted serum that covers winter needs. The use of a serum is generally recommended at any time of the year. Ideally, it is used in the daily skin care routine after applying toner and before applying a face cream.
What is the optimal facial care in winter?
In addition to products tailored to the skin type, the most important thing is regularity. If you care for your face only sporadically, you will not be able to protect it optimally from harmful weather conditions. The face should be creamed in the morning and evening, and ideally toner and serum should also be used. Moisturizing cloth masks can also provide relief for stressed facial skin. In order to achieve their full effect, they should be applied directly after showering. Then the pores are open and can better absorb the active ingredients. A cloth mask can supplement daily care about once or twice a week. Another common winter problem is chapped lips. This sensitive area of the face is particularly susceptible to the change between cold and heated air. Chapped lips and torn corners of the mouth not only look unsightly, but are often very painful. Here it is recommended to apply a lip balm if necessary. Products with aloe vera, shea butter, jojoba or coconut oil have proved particularly effective. Lip balm should not be missing in any handbag in winter.
Can you go wrong with winter care?
If you follow the previously mentioned basic rules of winter care, you can optimally protect your skin. At this point, it should be mentioned once again that it is important to pay attention to the skin type when choosing care products. If a person with normal to dry skin uses a care product for oily facial skin, the face may become even drier and more chapped. The same applies vice versa. Those who suffer from oily facial skin or even acne and use a product for dry facial skin will aggravate their problem. In addition, stress factors should be reduced, especially in winter. Avoid Facial peelings, they irritate too much. It is also better to avoid skin care products containing alcohol in winter, as alcohol has a drying effect.
Sun protection is also an issue in winter
The fact that UV radiation promotes skin aging and thus contributes to the earlier formation of wrinkles is no longer a secret. Most people neglect the sun protection in the cold months however. UV protection is just as important in winter as in summer. That the sun has less power in winter is a widespread myth. Wind and cold merely deceive about the power of the UV radiation. Especially those who spend their winter vacation in the mountains should apply sunscreen to their face. The sun protection factor should be at least 30. The more meters of altitude you climb, the stronger the UV radiation becomes. If there is snow, the sun’s rays are additionally reflected. But even at home it is not an option to do without sun protection in winter. Just as with conventional face creams, it is important to pay attention to the skin type when using sunscreen.