Skin care tips for winter


The winter season is in full swing, which means cold and dry air that can impact our skin. Cold temperatures and indoor heating can dry out the skin and make it more sensitive. Therefore, it is important to adjust your skincare routine and pay extra attention to hydration and protection. In this blog, we share some tips you can use to keep your skin healthy and radiant during the winter months.

What happens to my skin in winter?

Because the contrast between hot and cold is greater in winter, your skin often suffers from this. We also tend to take warmer showers or baths in the winter, which dries out the skin even more.

What do you notice about this: 

  • The skin is dry/moisturized
  • Redness
  • Tugging sensation
  • Flaky skin

So how do I best care for my skin in winter?

Hydration is the key

During winter, the skin loses more moisture due to the cold air outside and the heating inside. Therefore, it is important to use a moisturizer that suits your skin type. Choose creams with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which help retain moisture and keep skin supple.

At Skincenters, we are fans of Pharmann and Zo Skin Health products. Both include a range of moisturizing products that also contain active ingredients for skin improvement at the same time.

Protection from external factors

The inclement wind and cold temperatures can damage the skin. Use a good quality sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. I hear you thinking "sunscreen in the winter? Wrong about season?". Even in winter the sun shines, although often behind the clouds, this does NOT mean that it is not there. Even in winter, skin can get burned or damaged by the sun. In addition, wearing a scarf and gloves is an effective way to protect your face and hands from cold and wind.

Gentle cleaning

Over-cleansing your skin can lead to dehydration. Choose mild, moisturizing cleansers to cleanse your skin without stripping the natural oils. Also consider using cleansing milk or oil, as they nourish the skin while cleansing.

Zo Skin Health has a gentle cleanser in its range, which gently but thoroughly cleanses the skin. After cleansing, the skin feels soft and completely clean.

Nutrition from within

Healthy skin starts from the inside out. Remember to drink plenty of water and eat foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients help protect the skin and promote a healthy glow.

Attention to sensitive areas

Some parts of the body, such as lips and hands, need extra care during winter. Use a moisturizing lip balm to prevent dry and chapped lips, and wear gloves to protect your hands from cold and wind.

The winter season can be challenging for our skin, but with the right care, you can make it through winter radiant. Adjust your skincare routine, be consistent and give your skin the loving attention it deserves. This way, you can enjoy the winter weather without sacrificing your skin health.

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