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How to protect the skin from the cold

Come proteggere la pelle dal freddo

Winter is loved by many people for the Christmas holidays, for the duvet and warm pajamas, for films watched directly in the warmth of their own home and for many other reasons. The skin, however, does not particularly like frost. In fact, it needs protection to ensure that it does not suffer redness and irritation. Let's see in more detail what to do to protect the skin from the cold.

 

HOW TO PROTECT THE SKIN FROM THE COLD: CLEANSING

The cold tends to destroy the skin barrier which has the function of protecting the skin from possible external threats. During cleansing, and throughout the entire skincare routine, it is therefore important to try to preserve this fundamental barrier, avoiding all particularly aggressive detergents. Instead, it is better to prefer delicate products with emollient and nourishing ingredients. Also pay attention to the micellar water you choose to avoid irritating the skin. Many of the micellar waters on the market are in fact particularly aggressive, it is better to lean towards a quality product with ingredients that do not alter the skin barrier. 

 

HOW TO PROTECT THE SKIN FROM THE COLD: HYDRATION

Hydration is another fundamental step to preserve the integrity of the skin barrier and provide the skin with the right level of elasticity.

Choosing the right moisturizer must always respect the very nature of your skin (normal, combination, oily or particularly dry). However, in winter it is in any case allowed to opt for a slightly more full-bodied and nourishing cream that allows protection from frost. Some ingredients, which can help you keep the skin hydrated, are hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E.


 HOW TO PROTECT THE SKIN FROM THE COLD: FACE MASKS

For an extra boost of hydration, the face mask is an indispensable ally. If your skin becomes particularly dry during the winter, you can think about starting to use a good creamy face mask or intensify your use of it. 

Guaranteeing an extra pampering could therefore become the perfect solution to manage redness and chapping typical of low winter temperatures. 

 

HOW TO PROTECT THE SKIN FROM THE COLD IF IT IS SENSITIVE

When the skin is sensitive, it needs special attention. In these cases, in fact, one could suffer from an annoying sensation of "tightness of the skin". At this point, the solution to this type of problem becomes a more complete product, which combines all the nourishing power with high quality ingredients and a formulation designed to protect the most sensitive skin. A perfect ingredient to look for in these cases is for example vitamin B5. 

Finally, one last piece of advice is reserved for the hands: the latter suffer in particular from low temperatures in winter. If we add to this obstacle the use (essential in this period) of disinfectants containing an alcoholic part, running into chapped hands will be really very easy. So let's not forget to apply a good moisturizing and nourishing hand cream every day. Among the excellent ingredients for hand creams we find shea butter, glycerin and vitamin E. 

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