Most women understand that if the imperfections of a figure can be delicately veiled with the help of a well-chosen outfit, then a reddened weathered face, scaly cheeks, and nose cannot be hidden either from oneself or from others. To solve these problems will allow proper care in the winter. Wind, frost and over dried air of heated premises are the main enemies of the skin, which with great difficulty endure sharp temperature fluctuations and intensively lose moisture throughout the entire cold season. And although many people think that only owners of dry type of the epidermis get hit by bad weather, icy winds, women who have skin that is prone to oiliness are also aware of these problems.
Face: winter care features
How to care and take care of the face and neck, so that they remain beautiful, tender, fresh? To do everything right, you need to understand how frost affects the capillaries. It is known that under the action of cold and wind, these smallest vessels sharply narrow, which leads to disruption of the blood supply to the surface layer and the nutrition of the epidermis. This is the cause of dryness, peeling, redness, irritation and other troubles.
Cleansing and washing
The first thing to do with the onset of bad weather is to replace alcoholic tonics and hard gels with more gentle and delicate products. It is necessary to stock up in advance:
- Cosmetic milk, enriched with mineral oils;
- Alcohol-free lotion;
- Foam without soap base with phyto additives (for example, green tea);
- Cream for washing with ginseng/aloe extract.
Exfoliants with large peeling particles should be replaced with light-textured peelings, for example, a safe and effective gommage. Drying, it turns into a thin film and is removed along with keratinized scales of the outer layer of the epidermis, dirt, sebum. Apply this gentle, refreshing peels need no more than 2 p / week. It is not advisable to wash water from the tap. Vegetable decoctions (calendula, sage, a train) will be suitable for facial care in winter. Anyone of them softens, soothes weathered cheeks.
Beauty Tips: Moisturizing in winter
The opinion that you can not apply moisturizers in the cold is a myth. Of course, you can use them. However, this should be done for 1.5-2 hours before entering the frost. In addition to creams to protect and moisturize, experts recommend applying after cleansing procedures (in the evening) various cosmetic oils: shea, avocado, jojoba, cocoa, olive. For proper care cannot do without thermal water. The fact is that heating systems dry up the air very much, so it’s worth washing the neck and face several times a day, spraying this substance right on top of the make-up.
The most important rules: nutrition and care
But still, the main product in your cosmetic bag in the cold should be a nourishing thick and oily cream. When planning a purchase of a cosmetic product for the winter, look for fatty acids, oligopeptides, in its composition that help restore hydro-lipid balance. For example, a great choice would be cold cream. In the composition of this emulsion is dominated by oils, fats. They create on the surface of the skin the thinnest film. What else should be included in its composition?
Vitamin A (rejuvenates and nourishes);
- hyaluronic acid (forms a protective film);
- Vit C (restores and heals);
- natural oils (to protect against dehydration);
- extracts of chamomile, calendula, green tea (relieve inflammation, soothe);
- UV filters (prevent damage to the upper layers of the epidermis by sunlight). Ultraviolet is dangerous not only in summer but can damage the skin even when the temperature is below zero. When purchasing winter cream, make sure that the degree of protection is indicated on the tube (SPF 15–20 is sufficient).
Do not neglect the masks, which can be done at home. Here are some recipes.
- For oily skin. Cottage cheese and yogurt: mix yogurt with the same amount of cottage cheese, a pinch of salt and apply on your face, neck for 20 minutes.
- For normal. Banana: mashup one-third of the banded banana, whisk with 1 tsp. baby cream, a few drops of lime juice and olive oil. Hold for about 20 min.
- For dry. Yolk honey: combine in a small container 1 Tsp. honey, 1 tsp olive oil, one yolk, apply to face. After 20 minutes wash with warm chamomile decoction.
If we talk about the use of decorative cosmetics in winter, you should give preference to liquid shadows, liner, and bold blush. Such “creamy” means will be an additional barrier, protection from the frosty air.
Winter hand care: beauty from A to Z
Hands have the ability to give out age, lifestyle features, and the quality of care. Well-groomed handles with moisturized skin and neat marigolds are the dream of most women, so we all try to use quality creams. To keep your hands in good order, we buy oils, cuticle products, apply scrubs and masks. However, with the onset of winter, it is becoming increasingly difficult to protect the skin, to cope with dryness and flaking. How to properly care for hands in the winter?
Obviously, too low t ° C adversely affects the condition of the epidermis. And their significant drops, when, for example, returning from a frost to a warm house, definitely will not add health to the skin. That is why professionals advise thinking about gloves already at the point of zero degrees.
Care, nutrition and protection
For a long time to preserve youth and beauty of the hands will allow daily use of nourishing and moisturizing creams. The latter should be applied after contact with water, and before a walk, apply a nutrient. It will not be superfluous to supplement the skin with one of the cosmetic oils (almond, grape seed, cocoa, coconut). Apply oil better at night. Cotton gloves will protect your laundry from stains, and your skin will become delightfully smooth and silky by the morning.
Everyday care involves washing with the help of mild liquid soap with the subsequent application of cream to the skin (at least 3 times a day). In winter, it will not be superfluous to pamper pens with salon procedures. For example, paraffin. She easily copes with peeling, heals weathered hands. During the procedure, the hand is immersed in a container with warm medical paraffin. Then allow the mass to harden, thereby preventing moisture loss. Excellent results can be seen after 3-4 visits to the salon, and a full course of hand care will save them from peeling, dryness, and premature aging.
Let’s sum up
As you understand, dry skin in the winter can be caused not only by frost and wind but also by the over-dried air of the rooms. Do you want to grow old before time? In this case, take care of maintaining an optimal microclimate. The most effective way is to purchase and install a household humidifier at home. If there is no desire to spend money, put wet towels on radiators or arrange containers with liquid in rooms.
Competent winter care is also the right drinking regime, a balanced diet. To help the body survive the winter easier, eat seafood, nuts, fatty fish, avocados, and other healthy foods. But if the skin on the face, neck, hands began to dry out, peel off, red spots appeared on it, visit a cosmetologist or a dermatologist, because saving beauty and youth is easier if you think about your health in time.