how to take care of your skin in winter

How to take care of the skin in winter?

During winter, the skin is particularly exposed to unfavorable external factors, such as wind, frost, central heating and rapid temperature changes. First, the skin's natural PH is disturbed, making it more susceptible to moisture loss. As a result, winter skin becomes rough, dry, dull and lacks vitality. Then it quickly loses its elasticity, which promotes the formation of more wrinkles.

How to take care of the skin in winter, so that it is not threatened by cold winter days? We asked cosmetologist Ms. Agnieszka Kozlowska for the answer.

Where should we start if we want to take proper care of our skin in winter?

- The first step we should take in skin care is to perform regular exfoliation treatments that will improve the skin's tone and texture. They will also prepare it for better absorption of moisturizing and nourishing ingredients. At home, we can perform fine-grained or enzymatic peeling. In a beauty salon, the most common non-invasive procedure is cavitation peeling. Through the use of ultrasound, the phenomenon of cavitation occurs, i.e. the bursting of gas bubbles in the liquid, which causes the detachment of dead cells of the stratum corneum, i.e. peeling. Cavitation peeling allows non-invasive cleansing of the skin from the remains of cosmetics and other impurities. As a result, the skin is refreshed, oxygenated and regains a healthy appearance.

Winter is the ideal time to perform a series of intensive exfoliation with acids. The type and concentration of acids used is selected individually to the needs of the skin. This treatment allows to normalize the process of excessive oiliness, shallowing of scars and fine wrinkles, reduces enlarged pores, eliminates hyperpigmentation, makes the skin smooth and visibly brightens it.

How to properly moisturize and nourish the skin in winter?

聽 - The best solution here will be the use of low and high-molecular hyaluronic acid, which binds water molecules in the epidermis. This is necessary both for skin dehydrated by prolonged exposure to the sun and the effects of hot air, and irritated and dry with the effects of air conditioning.

In order to better hydrate the skin in winter, we can bet on ultrasound treatments, which effectively increase the absorption of active substances deep into the skin, as well as needle mesotherapy treatments. Needle mesotherapy, through controlled punctures of the skin, leads to the stimulation of fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin is regenerated, its elasticity and tension are increased. And through the microchannels created by the punctures, the active substances penetrate deeper into the skin effectively moisturizing it.

In addition to properly moisturizing the skin in winter, it is also important to nourish it and strengthen the hydrolipid mantle. It protects our skin from external factors such as wind, frost and pollution. It prevents excessive evaporation of water, so the skin retains proper hydration. When we insufficiently lubricate the skin or use soap, we leach out valuable ingredients, weakening the effect of the skin's hydrolipidic mantle.

What cosmetics to choose for winter?

- On winter days, cosmetics with an exclusively moisturizing effect quickly evaporate and insufficiently protect our skin. In order for active ingredients not to evaporate quickly, they should be protected by a protective barrier composed of lipids. Therefore, the winter cream should contain fats: ceramides, vegetable oils, waxes, fatty acids, i.e. ingredients that are part of the lipid layer that prevents evaporation of water from the epidermis.

Vitamin supplementation is also worthwhile. Vitamin A helps the epidermal renewal process, vitamin E improves skin hydration and firmness.

聽 The last essential element of proper skin protection in winter is the use of sunscreen regardless of the season. In autumn and winter we are also exposed to the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Therefore, in order to protect your skin, you should use a sunscreen with 50 SPF every day.

Thank you for the interview.

The information contained in this article is for general information and educational purposes. They are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is recommended that you consult your doctor or other qualified health care professional for advice on your specific symptoms, ailments or condition.