How to protect your skin against the cold?

The cold, the wind and the rain prove to be formidable for our skin. Skin pulling, redness, lips damaged … It is necessary to pamper his skin in winter. This article will present the anatomy of the skin and allow you to understand the action of the cold on it: why the skin reacts to the cold? How to keep a beautiful skin during the winter?

 You will find in this article the 4 actions to adopt to keep a baby’s skin and spend the winter in beauty. Summary Why do we have skin that pulls in the winter? Structure and roles of the skin The importance of the hydrolipidic film And the cold in all that? Our 1st advice, To clean gently 2nd advice, To exfoliate your skin regularly 3rd advice, To adopt the reflex of hydration For the Face For the lips For the Hands For the body 4th advice, To cover oneself well Why do we have skin that pulls in the winter? The skin is a complex structure, and cold is an important factor in the drying of it. When exposed to external aggressions, it undergoes an alteration of its hydrolipidic film which becomes

more fragile and no longer fulfills its role of barrier. Structure and roles of the skin structure of the skinThe and is made up of several layers of tissue. It provides a protective barrier against external aggressions and also intervenes in other vital functions maintenance of body temperature, vitamin D synthesis and healing. The skin has three layers that each have specific physiological functions: The hypodermis shock absorber, protecting muscle tissue and bones during shocks. The dermis is the intermediate layer containing the main components of collagen, elastin and fibronectin, all contributing to the This layer is particularly involved in thermoregulation. The epidermis is the layer

found epithelium in direct contact with the outside world. It is rich in keratinocytes , cells that produce keratin, mainly involved in the permeability of the skin. Finally, the skin is covered with a hydrolipidic film that protects it from external aggressions. The importance of the hydrolipidic film The hydrolipidic film is a protective film consisting essentially of sebum, sweat, dead cells and water. It appearance and protection of the skin and provides several functions. The main one is to form a protective barrier vis-à-vis external pathogens. It also allows a regulation of the hydration of the skin, thus contributing to its flexibility and contributes to the maintenance of its microbial flora. And the cold in all this? In winter, wind, cold and humidity attack our skin. It dries up and becomes fragile, causing unpleasant sensations: tight skin , tingling, chapped lips … In winter, the sebaceous glands work in slow motion, thus reducing the production of sebum. Without sebum, the hydrolipidic film weakens and no longer satisfies its barrier function. That is why it is essential in winter. Our Taking care of your skin in winter is a simple but very effective ritual. Here are the 4 commandments to remember: cleanse, exfollier, moisturize, get dressed. 1st tip, clean yourself gently Regarding the face, it is avoided to clean with water. This accentuates drying because of the presence of limestone. We will rather favor micellar waters that do not require rinsing and cleansing milks that must be rinsed with a lotion. The little extra, to perfect the make-up removal, spray thermal water with soothing

properties on your face. For our body, we will prefer showers to baths and they will be short-term to limit drying. We will preferably use “surgras” soaps, less aggressive than shower gels or conventional soaps. Enriched with nourishing agents such as sweet almond oil or shea butter, they help restore the hydrolipidic film.it is recommended to use soap-free products that have a physiological pH, that is to say close to that of the skin. Finally we avoid drying energetically, we dry gently tapping the skin. 2nd tip, exfoliate your skin regularly The exfoliation will allow your skin activate cell renewal and improve the penetration of future moisturizing care. We will do a gentle scrub once a week. Closer, they can irritate the skin and worsen its drying. To do this, apply it with your fingertips, then make small circular movements avoiding the eye area. We do not forget the lips! Little known, there are also scrubs for the lips. Once its exfoliation rinsed, apply its moisturizing care. 3rd tip, adopt the hydration reflex The main enemy of the skin in winter is dehydration. We will use moisturizing creams and serums that will ts dehydration by

reconstituting its hydrolipidic film. For the face We begin by applying a serum that is more concentrated in assets than ordinary care and thus allows increased efficiency. Normal to combination skin should be directed to a moisturizing serum and dry skin to a nourishing serum. Then apply a moisturizer, chosen according to its type of skin. In the morning we will choose a day care to protect, and in the evening a night care to regenerate. Normal skin will opt for light textures, combination or oily skin for fluid textures rich in moisturizing active ingredients and dry skin for rich textures with nourishing ingredients like ceramides or shea. Plus, perform a hydrating mask 1 to 2 times a week. For the lips In winter, the lips are the first victims of the cold. Being devoid of sebaceous glands, they dry up more quickly and end up chapping. So we do not hesitate, balm and sticks, nourishing and moisturizing, are to apply at will! For hands Hands, too, react to the cold! Wearing gloves is not always enough. To preserve them, they are hydrated several times during the day. We will favor nourishing creams based on vegetable oils, Cattier shea butter (for example) or silicones that work like a screen film. For the body In winter, even though our body is protected by

our clothes, it needs to be hydrated. We favor rich formulas such as nourishing creams or balms that will help repair the hydrolipidic film. Finally even in winter it is important to drink enough, at least 1.5L of water a day. Tip: start with a large glass of water on waking, to eliminate toxins accumulated during the night. 4th tip, cover well It is our clothes that protect us from the cold, so it is important to dress warmly. Coats, sweaters, scarves, gloves and hats are our allies. We will favor clothing made of natural materials such as leather, cashmere or cotton.

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