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How To Protect Your Skin from Cold Temperatures

09/11/2021

Gone are those hot summer days when we sunbathed on the beach. And so, we transition into fall with gray, rainy days and cold weather abound.  This change in climate can affect the well-being of your skin, which suffers especially with low temperatures and wind chapping.

These are factors that can weaken the hydrolipidic layer of your skin, leaving it weak and dehydrated incurring direct to different external agents. This can cause tightness, redness, and eczema especially in those people who have the most sensitive skin.

 

Hydrate

Both the wind and low temperatures will make your skin dehydrate easily. To counteract this, it is important to hydrate yourself both inside and out. During the coldest days, we tend to drink less water than usual, so a good alternative is teas and infusions. These will keep the water levels in our bodies high while providing us with heat.

As for external hydration, it is important to choose a cream that helps reduce water loss. Unlike the ones we usually use in summer, which are quite light, we should opt for a denser cream and, if possible, one that contains emollient and occlusive ingredients. The former fills the gaps between the cells of the stratum corneum and reduces water loss, while the latter forms a protective film on the skin and prevents water from evaporating.

Deep Cleanse

Rain and snow can cause acne pimples to appear on your face due to the combination of humidity and cold. Therefore, you must clean the skin’s surface regularly, helping to eliminate any superficial infection. Even so, unlike in the warmer seasons, you should opt for softer and less aggressive products to help maintain the skin’s natural hydration.

 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has excellent potential to fight colds and flu when ingested. It can also help you with collagen production when you apply it to the skin—thanks to its antioxidant and anti-wrinkle properties. And, as if that were not enough, it will help you regain the luminosity and keep your skin young and fresh. You have to remember that, when you are comparing products, it is crucial to take into account the concentration percentage since, if it exceeds 15 percent, you run the risk of irritating your skin.

 

Sunscreen

Good sunscreen every day is a habit often lost with the arrival of the cold. Although it is true that the risk of melanomas is low during the winter, the sun is still detrimental to the health of the skin. In addition, sun protection is a great ally against photoaging of the skin, preventing the appearance of unwanted spots and wrinkles. There are also studies that assure that the blue light emitted by mobile and computer screens has negative effects on the skin, reason enough to dust off the sunscreen that we already had forgotten and reapply it every day.

 

Lip Health

The great forgotten step of any routine is taking care of the body’s most sensitive skin. Especially in autumn and winter, the lips dry out easily, obtaining a rough and chapped appearance. Therefore, you should exfoliate them once or twice a week and hydrate them constantly, between two and three times a day according to your needs. And if you still want to give them more hydration, try using lip balm that also protects them from the sun.

 

From Poosh

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