Winter Skin Care

Cuidados de la Piel en Invierno
Undoubtedly our skin suffers a lot the changes of season and temperatures, either by the intense summer sun or by the cold and wind of winter, our skin is affected, so it is essential to create routines adapted to their care at all times. When the characteristic features of winter appear, blizzard, lower temperatures, snow, rain, we begin to notice paler skin as a result of vasoconstriction. This is because the micro capillaries contract producing less oxygen and nutrients to the cells, slowing cell regeneration, so the horny layer thickens and the skin appears rougher producing a feeling of tightness. Another aspect that is also greatly affected is sebaceous excretion, the lipids secreted are really very important in the composition of the epicutaneous emulsion, our natural cosmetic, which is responsible for moisturizing, lubricating and protecting your skin, and that by decreasing also favors dryness.

THE SKIN AGAINST THE COLD For all these reasons our skin is very affected with the arrival of winter, and even more so if it is very white, thin and delicate, as this type of skin is even more reactive and more susceptible to dehydration. In addition, these skins tend to have fewer sebaceous glands, therefore, the hydrolipidic film or epicutaneous emulsion is weaker and scarcer, decreasing protection against external agents. If your skin is of this type, we recommend that you read on to find out which routine is best for you. WHY IS MOISTURIZING SO IMPORTANT? Moisturizing the skin is essential for several reasons: First of all, it must be taken into account that a correct degree of aqueous or hydration in the skin favors the skin barrier to be in optimal conditions to fulfill its protective function. This barrier protects you against the entry and exit of microorganisms, against external agents such as environmental, mechanical, chemical factors, etc. and also fulfills the function of retaining water and not allowing its transepidermal loss. Cosmetic" dehydration is the first step in skin fragility.

It is also important to keep in mind that the degree of skin hydration affects the formation of wrinkles. Optimal hydration gives the skin elasticity, i.e. the ability to be more flexible, which will have an impact on the formation of our future wrinkles. For this reason, one of the most common signs of skin dehydration is the formation of unsightly micro wrinkles, which are the first step to the formation of deeper wrinkles that are more difficult to treat. As we have already mentioned, another symptom that is perceived in the skin during the winter is the feeling of tightness and a certain itchiness that, if not taken care of, could progress to irritation. When we most notice this symptom is after showering with the typical feeling of needing to urgently apply our moisturizers, so do not hesitate for a moment to do so as often as your skin asks for it. HYDRATION AND LIPIDS This is a very important point to keep in mind, especially when choosing what type of moisturizers your skin needs. On the one hand, we have skin lipids and on the other hand, skin water. This means that all skins count on these two variables when it comes to choosing which cosmetic is the most suitable for us. The degree of cutaneous lipidization divides skin into three types:
  • Oily skin: where the degree of lipidization is above normal.
  • Alipic skin: where the degree of lipidization is below normal.
  • Normal skin: where there is a balance between the two components.
Any of these three skin types can be very dehydrated; having oily skin is no guarantee of protection. It is simply necessary to adapt the care to each of them in order to optimally maintain the degree of hydration and not to influence other characteristic aspects. WHAT TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT IF YOU HAVE OILY AND DEHYDRATED SKIN Taking into account skin lipids and water, we can give you some clues so that you can make your own cosmetological diagnosis. Characteristics of oily skin:
  • Skin with unsightly elements such as pimples, pustules, blackheads, especially located in the T-zone, where there is a higher concentration of sebaceous glands.
  • Outbreaks of these lesions at certain times of the month that coincide with our hormonal periods, such as pre menstrual periods.
  • Oily or greasy skin
  • Feeling of "dirtier" skin at the end of the day.
  • Very noticeable pilosebaceous holes in the T-zone (pores) and almost always with contents.
How to take care of it in winter? Your skin needs daily care to keep it beautiful and healthy.
  1. Cleanse your skin
We advise you to use light O/W emulsions, which are emulsions containing oil in a very aqueous medium. Ideally, you should apply them in the morning and at night and whenever you wear make-up as this is the best way to remove it. We recommend: Oil Balance Care Balancing Make-Up Remover Emulsion (link): In addition to being very light, it has antiseptic, anti-acneic, exfoliating and soothing active ingredients, all the characteristics you need for oily skin. To end this phase, you can finish removing the emulsion, and also refresh your skin with the Clarifying Tonic Lotion from the same line (link).
  1. Options to moisturize your skin:
We recommend: Any product from the line Hydrovectdesigned for young skins with increased lipidization degree. In addition, it has active ingredients that oxygenate the skin, slowing down cellular oxidation, it is perfect for preventing skin aging. In particular we like: Essential Oxygen Repair GelIt has an ultra-light, very evanescent texture that will bring you freshness, but without greasing your skin. We also love Essential Oxygen CreamLight and fresh, you can combine the two products or apply them independently. And if your skin is already "adult" you can increase hydration with one of our lines with anti-ageing active ingredients, such as Synergy Lift Biorelax Lifting Cream SPF 15 for optimal daytime moisturizing which, if necessary, can be complemented by products with a higher photoprotection such as those in the Sun Supreme WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND IF YOUR SKIN IS ALIPIC AND DEHYDRATED Characteristics of alipic skin:
  • Thin and transparent skin, sometimes capillaries are translucent.
  • Pores are almost imperceptible.
  • The skin is usually more sensitive and fragile.
  • This type of skin tends to feel tighter and tighter.
How to take care of it in winter? If you have this type of skin you need to take good care of it as it needs a lot of protection.
  1. Clean your skin
As always we recommend cleansing your skin every day, morning and night. We recommend an O/W emulsion, which are usually light and thus the application will be easy and fast, you can also choose a make-up remover cosmetic with a cream texture. Be careful with the use of soaps, as they are not recommended for skins with reduced sebaceous excretion because they sweep away the natural emulsion of your skin, favoring dehydration. Here is the perfect emulsion for your skin type, Sensitive Toning Make-Up Remover Emulsion, and to complete the routine Thermal Toning Water. Options to moisturize your skin: For this skin type, daily cosmetic moisturizing is important and if necessary, several times a day. For this purpose, the entire line will be ideal Caviar Therapy formulated with hyaluronic acid and squalene, two fundamental active ingredients to deeply moisturize the skin, as well as having absolute compatibility since they are active ingredients that are already part of the skin naturally. Our favorites: Firming Serum and Revitalizing Firming Cream.. You can apply them together or separately, they are highly moisturizing and you will quickly notice their effects if you apply them every day. Another super top option is to try our line with Growth Factors, Optimal Renewalwhich regenerate and moisturize the skin. You can opt for Optimal Renewal Anti-Ageing Serum and Optimal Renewal Anti-Ageing Cream.. With them you will achieve unprecedented hydration and total skin protection and care. And never, ever forget to apply sunscreen. It is one of the best ways to prevent your skin from premature aging. You already have your care plan for this winter. Put it into practice and you will immediately notice your skin much more protected and healthy.