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4 skin care tips to prepare you for colder weather

With the change of the season, not only the wardrobe and mood change but also the condition of the skin, regardless of its type. Winter is frost and wind. In such weather, the sebaceous glands produce less subcutaneous fat, and in the dry air of heated rooms, a sharp violation of the hydrolipid balance of the skin occurs, the protective barrier is disturbed, and sensitivity is aggravated.

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In addition to external factors, an internal restructuring of the body occurs, associated with seasonal hormonal fluctuations, which affects the metabolism in the skin. These changes are difficult to ignore, so you should rethink your care program.

1. Switch your cleanser

Our skin produces more oil in the summer, so you might prefer a stronger cleanser. You should turn to something gentler and more moisturizing, such as a cleansing cream, balm, or oil, during the colder months. When washing, they hydrate the skin, protecting barrier from any additional damage. When cleansing your skin, stop using hot water, which removes moisture from the skin.

2. Add hyaluronic acid

The most common concern in the colder months is dry skin. The air is drier, less moisture, and central heating are also to blame, meaning that our skin loses moisture much more easily. Your savior is hyaluronic acid. It has an unrivaled capacity (and can hold up to a thousand times its own water weight) to hydrate the skin. To hold in the moisture, add hyaluronic acid serum straight after cleansing.

3. Switch your moisturizer

During the summer, or if you have especially oily skin, lightweight moisturizers are fine, but for the colder months, a thicker, richer formula is better. Look for ingredients, such as ceramics and fatty acids, that help to repair the skin barrier. Use thicker moisturizer at night if you prefer a lighter moisturizer during the day, or under makeup. Oils are also a perfect way to improve moisture, mixing a few drops with your moisturizer.

4. Add lip balm

The skin on our lips is four times thinner than the skin on our heads, so it fails to generate and maintain moisture and is vulnerable to dryness because it often lacks oil-producing glands. Stop using fragrant balms or acid-containing balms, which further irritate the lips. There is a mixture of occlusive, emollient, and humectant components in a healthy lip balm (humectants add moisture whereas occlusive and emollients avoid evaporation), All three bases are filled by Lanolin and Beeswax lip balms.

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