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Skin is tearing here and there - how to protect your skin from the cold?

The skin can become dry, irritated, or even cracked when exposed to harsh winter weather. Weather conditions can aggravate skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. In the winter, our dry skin requires extra moisturizing, so make sure to check your skincare products.

 

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The skin must be protected from the cold

The skin is protected by good and warm clothing, but we frequently fail to protect our faces. One might believe that the situation indoors is better and that one does not need to be concerned, but constantly operating heaters absorb the last moisture from the air, which is bad for the skin. Variable temperatures, both outside and inside, are included. 

Furthermore, hot water showers and baths should be kept as brief as possible. Hot water strips the body of its natural oils, and the longer we stay in it, the more harm we do to our skin. It also causes a "pulling" sensation after washing, which many people are familiar with. After washing, your body should always be covered in non-water-containing body oil or butter. Ending your shower or bath with cold water, on the other hand, is an effective way to improve blood circulation and skin condition.

 

Dry skin and oils according to properties

For the winter skincare routine, oil-based products should be used because they provide a protective layer to the skin and keep cellular moisture in while keeping toxins out. Moisture does not escape through the pores because of the oil.

Anti-inflammatory properties are found in many oils, which can help soothe irritated skin. Herbal facial or body oils are especially beneficial because they contain the herbs' supporting properties in addition to the base oil.

An argument may arise if the skin remains oily after use, but keep in mind that a product containing oil or wax should be used less frequently than cream because it consumes less. However, because an oil product's absorption time is a little longer, the foundation application time will be longer. This means that beauty treatments will take a little longer.

It's also worth noting that different oils have different molecular weights and slightly different properties, with some absorbing faster and others taking longer.

When using an ointment, beeswax-based products may be preferred. This wax contains anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial in the treatment of cracked skin and bacterial infections. Beeswax also contains vitamin A, which has been shown in studies to help reduce the signs of aging while also moisturizing and restoring damaged skin cells.

 

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Dry skin and plants that are good for the skin in winter and how to use them?

It's also important to make sure the body gets enough omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, both of which are important skin boosters. Vitamin C is also abundant in berries such as rosehip, mountain ash, blackcurrant, eocidonia, and evergreen tree thorns.

Calendula ointment or Curetik balm, is an excellent moisturizer for dry, itchy skin. Ointments help to reduce inflammation, speed up skin recovery and are child-friendly. St. John's wort oil can help with skin issues as well as more serious issues like cold sores or shingles. The stronger the effect of the oil, the darker the color. Broadleaf plantain oil or ointment is beneficial for minor skin irritations. It also can speed up the healing of wounds. It's understandable to wonder why it's sprouting up almost everywhere. It's something we need in our skincare!

 

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Tips for winter skincare:

  • At least twice a day, moisturize your skin. 
  • Take a cup of moisturizing ointment with you when you go hiking or do winter sports.
  • Ensure that you are getting enough omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins D and C.
  • Don't forget to look after your hands as well!

 

 

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