Dry Skin During Winter - Causes, Tips & Proper Care
Bye, bye dry skin!
Causes of dry skin
Our skin requires special care especially during the colder months of the year due to moisture loss caused by dry air in a heated room, cold temperatures and harmful environmental influences. Sebum production is greatly reduced in cold temperatures which can cause an imbalance in the natural regulation of fat and moisture. Wind, moisture and air in a heated room encourage the skin to dry out. The result is wrinkles, dry patches and skin that is unpleasantly tight. The skin is no longer able to adequately protect itself against external influences, such as UV rays. What the skin requires is rich, moisturising care that strengthens and protects the natural barrier. Always use sun protection all year round.
Nourish your skin
In addition to using highly moisturising masks and creams for the face and the body, nourishing serums and moisturising oils are ideal for maintaining skin suppleness. Ingredients, such as glycerine, panthenol, allantoin, aloe vera,urea, or rich oils, such as jojoba, avocado and evening primrose oil are true thirst-quenchers for the skin. Vitamin E and niacinamide have a particularly high antioxidant effect, protecting the complexion against free radicals and stimulating lipid production to strengthen the natural protective barrier of the skin.
Active ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and squalane, protect your skin from moisture loss and can improve skin elasticity. Thanks to their antioxidant properties, they counteract premature skin aging and instantly plump fine lines caused by dryness.
The Hydrator by Overt Skincare contains 20% hyaluronic acid and provides your skin with intensive moisture. Alongside hyaluronic acid, it contains aloe vera and Centella asiatica. They have been shown to increase collagen production and soothe the skin. For a firmer, plumper and nourished complexion!
Exfoliate your face and body regularly
The skin sheds skin cells on a daily basis that should be removed regularly (at least once a week). Peelings loosen these dead skin cells, stimulate blood circulation and optimally prepare your skin for subsequent skincare products. This enables the skin to absorb the active ingredients better and to replenish the moisture reserves more quickly. Thus, gentle peelings counteract dry skin and ensure a velvety-soft complexion. Exfoliant peels are particularly suitable for sensitive skin. These are chemical peelings that do not use abrasive particles. With the help of mild acids, such as salicylic acid (BHA) or glycolic acid (AHA), they lift away dead skin cells and enhance skin glow.
The Alpha Beta® Peel Ultra Gentle Peeling Pads by Dr. Dennis Gross was specially developed for sensitive skin. They contain three gentle acids, anti-aging components and soothing botanical ingredients that optimally prep your skin for follow-up cosmetic products whilst enhancing their effects. By adding soothing, moisturising ingredients, such as colloidal oats, the formulas are able to strengthen and protect sensitive skin types.