Every change of season means that our body has to adapt, and the skin is no exception: rain, humidity, cold and wind can affect it, and if we add sudden temperature variations (go from a cold place to one heated or vice versa), the result can be an adverse combo.
“The responses of the skin to low temperatures include physiological changes linked to thermoregulation, such as vasoconstriction of the blood capillaries of the skin, which results in the pallor of the skin,” explains Dr. Adriana Raimondi, a dermatologist who is a member of the Argentine Society of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology.
Undoubtedly, one of the least desired effects is the frequent reddening of the skin. For what is this? “Because of capillary vasodilatation, the reddening of the face is a constant in winter, heated environments, generally with low humidity, can be very harmful to the skin, it is corrected by vaporizing with thermal water and drinking plenty of liquid. , excessive alcohol and spicy foods, and it is essential to moisturize the skin daily. “
TIPS FOR CARING FOR SKIN IN THE WINTER:
1.-Avoid very hot water.
Dehydrates the skin and contributes to the loss of lubrication. It is important to dry very well after bathing.
2.-Do not use formulas with abrasive ingredients.
For cleaning opt for soft and creamy products.
3.-Hydrate the skin to the fullest.
Especially after the shower.
4.- chose enriched formulas
Opt for soft products or emollients and moisturizers. The creams are advised with hyaluronic acid as a moisturizer, antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, and vitamin A as repairing and
5.-Care when exfoliating.
If your skin is dry or sensitive, better avoid it. Once a week will be enough to eliminate dead cells and help in the penetration of moisturizing products.
6.-Do not stop using sunscreen.
Although the intensity of the sun at this time feels less, UVA rays continue to be harmful to the skin.
7.-Protects the lips
Besides the cold, the worst enemy of the lips in winter is to be wetting them all the time to feel less tight. Complement with balms or lipsticks that have moisturizing components.
8.-Pay close attention to your hands.
Avoid soaps and disinfectant wipes. The key is to choose some hand soap with moisturizing components
MAXIMUM PROTECTION IN THE SNOW.
What happens when we expose ourselves to extreme temperatures and snow? “The decrease in temperature decreases the level of protective substances in the skin.
Wind and low humidity reduce the amount of fluid in the dermis. And ultraviolet radiation, which is higher at higher altitudes – added to the reflection of snow – multiplies the risk of burns. It is advisable to use a sunscreen factor of 30 or more and repeat the application every two hours. Do not forget your ears, “says Dr. Raimondi.