Combat Wrinkles During The Cold Season
What’s the worst thing about the cold weather season in terms of beauty? To us, it’s definitely skin damage! Not only are the immediate effects pretty unpleasant, but the long-term ramifications are the formation of signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Because of this, experts in the field emphasize proper skincare that is adjusted specifically to cold weather skin needs. Let’s go over, in more detail, what we are talking about here.
Often, during fall and winter, our skin feels itchy, ashy, rough, tight, flaky, and cracked – these are all signs of skin that is waaay too dry. But why does skin dry out so much during this time?
Cold weather is typically much less humid and much more windy (than spring and summer) so it tends to cause more irritation, such as dehydration of the skin. On top of this, heating systems amplify the issue because they dry out air even further, as well as trigger allergic reactions.
Now you may ask: “Ok dry, irritated skin is unpleasant but so what? Sun will shine again, warm weather will return and my skin will get moisturized on its own!” If it was only this easy. While summer will indeed return, the damage caused to the skin will remain, such as wrinkles and fine lines caused by the lack of moisture. So, how do we properly remedy the situation?
Let’s go over the new skin care routine that you need to implement now, as the weather turns cooler and cooler.
- Steam your face as needed over a bowl of boiling hot water. This will soften dry patches giving you relief and allowing for an easier time cleaning it after.
- Prime your skin – clean it thoroughly, exfoliate as needed. Choose an exfoliant that’s right for your skin so as to not irritate yourself even further, a gentle one will do in order to get rid of dead skin cells and get a fresh face to allow for deeper penetration of moisturizer.
- Once primed, use an oil-based moisturizer, this type of thick moisturizer will last longer and will properly protect the skin from the harsh environment.
- Use an anti-aging device, such as TriPollar STOP. It not only helps to reduce and reverse signs of aging, but it also works as a preventative tool. TriPollar STOP sends low-power RF energy into the dermis layer of the skin, which increases collagen production and blood circulation (responsible for the way skin looks), thus increasing cell production and renewal, giving our skin the revitalized, smooth, and firm appearance and feel.
- If not doing so already learn to take quick showers in lukewarm to warm water. Washing this way allows your skin to retain whatever oils and minerals it still has.
- Use soap sparingly, only on areas that really need it. Soap tends to strip away dirt and everything else in its path, so minimize its use in the winter. You don’t need it as much anyway since we sweat less and are pretty covered up in the winter.
- Eat healthy fats, that’s right food is a part of your cold-weather skincare. Essential fatty acids help the skin produce the skin’s moisture retaining barrier.
- Last but not least is use a humidifier. A pretty simple but ingenious trick. Change the air you are in entirely by utilizing a humidifier and give your skin a break from the dry air.
If you follow this guide you should be set for the cold months and will come out of winter hibernation with beautiful, glowing skin without any signs of aging. But just in case – don’t forget to cover up!