Tips tegen een droge huid in de winter

Tips against dry skin in winter

It's going to get colder again. Lights in the garden, dark early and maybe snow... but also a cold or a snotty nose is part of it (Need a nice tip for someone who is sick? Go to get well ).

In addition to your body, your skin also has to get used to the cover. flakes, itchy skin, pimples, an aggravation of eczema or rosacea... Your skin really needs a little more attention during such a period. So here are some tips to get through the winter nicely.

A dry face in winter

Your skin barrier can be damaged by the abrasion of the cold air. As a result, your skin absorbs less nourishing ingredients, and therefore becomes drier and more sensitive. Drying out in turn accelerates the skin aging process. The use of shawls and high turtlenecks also increases the effect of bacteria on the skin. The metabolism of your skin is also different in winter. In winter, your sebaceous glands are less active, causing the greasy protective layer to shrink. Taking extra care of your skin is therefore not an unnecessary luxury.

What to do against dry skin?

Prevent dry and chapped skin in winter with these tips.

1. Don't shower too hot

Don't shower too hot. You may get red burst veins from this, because your blood vessels expand.

2. Do not lick your lips wet, but drink plenty of water.

For dry lips: do not lick your lips wet. Moisture will, oddly enough, dry out your lips even further. But do drink a lot of water! To let your lips relax again, it is nice to temporarily use a lip balm. But make sure you don't let your lips get used to this too much, because then you can't do without it later.

3. Use a natural cream against dry skin

Protect your facial skin against weather influences with a non-aggressive mild natural cream. The lycopene in the Tomato base cream from Food for Skin protects you against free radicals. The avocado and broccoli seed oil restore the skin, make your skin soft and protect it against external influences.

4. Use natural oil for dry skin

Be kind to your skin in these months and spoil your skin with a super mild oil cleansing based on carrot oil. Carrot oil stimulates your skin to produce collagen, it nourishes your skin and gives it a healthy complexion. You can even remove your eye makeup with this. Use the Carrot Cleanser on dry skin or in the shower. Remove with a warm wet cloth and your skin is clean and nourished.

5. Give your dry face an extra boost in winter with a serum

During the day and at night, your skin could use something extra in these circumstances: a serum. A serum adds even more nutrients in combination with your cream, but can also be applied directly to your skin twice a week as a night mask. You give your skin a real boost with a serum! At Food for Skin you can choose from a Cucumber Serum for the younger, sometimes somewhat impure skin, a Pumpkin serum to prevent your fine lines from being fine, or an Avocado serum to give your skin suppleness again.

6. Cover your face when you are outside

If, in extreme cold, you still feel like going outside for a walk or ice skating, or it is necessary because you have to go to work, for example, cover your facial skin with a scarf and hat. Your skin can freeze!

What not to do if you have dry skin in winter:

1. Be careful when exfoliating.

If your skin is already sensitive, you can damage your skin barrier even more.

2. Do not use cleansers with alcohol or perfume

This dries out your skin even faster.

3. Vaseline/udder ointment product, yes or no?

Opinions differ about the use of a vaseline/udder ointment product. It puts a fine greasy layer over your face, which protects your skin from the outside, but it does nothing for your skin itself. It doesn't nourish your skin, so it doesn't get enough nutrients and can dry out even further.

4. Take a good look at your favorite shower gel

In winter, it is best to use a product with an oil structure, so that your skin gets a thin layer of protection.

5. Do not set the heating too high without also paying attention to the humidity. Heating is very drying, so make sure you have a good humidifier, possibly combined with an essential oil for a nice scent in your home.

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