, author: Ermakova M.

In spite of winter: top 5 rules for skin care in winter

The colder it is outside, the more careful care your skin requires.

Cold wind, snow and prickly, dry air negatively affect the skin, thinning the natural protective layer it produces, causing redness and peeling. How can you help your skin stay smooth, beautiful and healthy throughout the winter months? Proper cosmetic care can handle such an important task. Let's remember what cosmetologists say on this topic.

Skin care rules in winter:

1. Rich textures

In winter, you should change your facial care products. The ones you used in the summer will not work - their texture is too light and their composition is too simple. The task of such creams, tonics and serums is solely to moisturize, and in cold weather the skin also needs additional nutrition. Choose thicker face creams, nourishing oils, and serums with a protective function. And the cleanser should be very gentle - pay attention to those that do not contain ethyl alcohol.

2. Layering

In winter, facial makeup should be thicker to protect the skin from wind and frost. First - a nourishing face cream (it is best to apply it to the face 20-30 minutes before going outside), then - foundation (those who like light make-up can replace it with bb cream), and finally - a little powder.

3. Essential oils

Using essential oils in cold weather will help protect the skin from chapping and relieve itching caused by excessive dry air and frost. Apply shea butter, avocado oil, or any other oil to irritated areas of the skin, or apply a thin layer of oil to your face shortly before going outside (you can also do this at night).

4. Sunscreen

Their use is important not only in summer. Even in the cold season, the skin is negatively affected by exposure to ultraviolet rays. Therefore, it is better to purchase a product with SPF 10-15 for the winter.

5. Humidification and ventilation


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In cold weather, the condition of the skin leaves much to be desired, because moisture evaporates from it due to excessively dry air. Therefore, it would be a good idea to use an air humidifier (a wet towel laid out on the radiator can also replace it). In addition, do not forget to ventilate your home, letting in streams of fresh air. This must be done twice a day.