Chapping, cracking, dryness or even burns: the cold can do a lot of damage to your skin. Thankfully, there are ways to adapt your beauty routine to limit the damage! Here’s a quick how-to with 5 tips.
CHOOSE RICH MOISTURIZERS
When the temperature drops, humidity levels drop, too! That means our skin dries out more easily and the layer of oil and water that protect our skin against aggression is less effective. The result: greater risk of redness, irritation and discomfort.
To correct the situation, it’s important to choose day and night products that really help your skin retain its moisture so it doesn’t dry out. Look for thick, rich, creamy products that feature nourishing and thirst-quenching ingredients, like vegetable oils, shea butter, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. For optimal absorption, apply your products to freshly washed skin that’s still moist.
If your skin is particularly sensitive or damage, choose a super moisturizer (like a cold cream), that offers deep repairing properties for the affected areas and protects your skin from the cold. It’s also a good choice for rough-skin areas like elbows, knees, heels and hands.
Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream effectively moisturizes while helping to restore the natural skin protective barrier. This rich, non-greasy cream, with 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid, provides all day hydration after just one use.
Rich, ultra-nourishing balm texture for very dry skin. Very dry to extra dry skin. Paraben-free.
Premier Cru anti-aging cream moisturizer is a luxurious moisturizing cream powered by visionary TET8 technology to target the 8 signs of aging: reduce deep wrinkles, deminish fine lines, firm skin, plump skin, improve elasticity, brighten dark spots, boost hydration, enhance radiance. Available in refill format.
GIVE YOUR CARE PRODUCTS A HELPING HAND
Looking for a more intensive nourishing treatment? Apply a little serum to your face before you use your moisturizer. It will help boost the effects of your care products and increase your skin’s ability to protect itself.
If you want a healthy looking complexion despite the weather and the lack of sun, you can always add a booster to your morning routine! Choose a product enriched with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. Apply four or five drops after you wash your face and your complexion will have an unseasonably beautiful glow.
Neutrogena ® Hydro Boost hydrating serum boosts hydration for smooth, supple skin all day.
For the 1st time in a luxury 75 ml size, a breakthrough skin care formula, combining 89% Mineralizing Thermal Water with Hyaluronic Acid, for a boosting effect. Minéral 89 fortifies and makes skin more resistant to help protect against external aggressors like pollution and cold weather. It boosts hydration to replenish the skin's moisture barrier. Skin feels more hydrated, plumped and toned. Day after day, skin radiates with a healthy glow.
Discover the new Hydra-Hyal serum, a hydrating treatment with hyaluronic acid, to visibly plump up the skin. Filorga relies on a history of nearly 40 years of expertise in injectables and for the first time integrates into one of its products a formula that delivers 5 types of hyaluronic acids into the skin to moisturize, smooth and plump.
Sometimes all it takes is a strong wind to dilate the blood vessels in the corners of our eyes and mouth, and suddenly, we feel the irritation. To prevent this type of reaction, protect the delicate skin around your eyes and lips with a special soothing skincare product. One good choice is a "cica" balm (the name is derived from centella asiatica, a key ingredient in K-beauty products). Rich in minerals and emollients, this treatment calms inflammation, repairs lesions caused by extreme dryness, and creates a protective shield. So, it’s good to keep it handy at all times!
Bariéderm Repairing Cica-Cream with copper zinc is perfect for everyday little hurts and can be used on the whole family.
PROTECT YOUR HANDS
Cold weather means chapped, cracked and irritated hands. To prevent this, try applying an ultra-moisturizing cream before putting on your gloves when you go out! And make sure you always have some handy (pun intended) for use after you wash your hands. The chemicals in tap water can often dry out your skin!
Another good trick is to apply a generous layer of moisturizer to your hands just before you go to bed and wear gloves to help ensure maximum absorption.
The Vinotherapist hand and nail repairing cream nourishes and repairs dry hands without leaving them feeling greasy, all while protecting them from dehydration and external stressors. Feelings of tightness are soothed, the skin is softer and the nails and cuticles are strengthened.
DON’T FORGET THE SUN
We don't think about it so much when the weather’s below zero, but the effects of the sun’s rays are still being felt! In winter, your skin runs two particular risks:
• Double exposure. Although less intense in winter, UV rays still reach our bodies (even through the clouds)! Even worse, the snow in winter reflects up to 80% of the sun’s rays, compared to 25% for water and 10% for earth. That means our skin is exposed on all sides, and it’s less protected than in summer because our tan, with its protective pigments, has long since disappeared.
• Premature aging. When the UV rays reach our unprotected skin, they damage skin cells and interfere with proper regeneration. As a result, our skin dries up and begins to sag, wrinkles deepen, and pigment spots can appear in the most damaged areas.
The moral of the story? We should never leave the house without protecting our faces with a product that contains moisturizers and has an SPF of at least 30 that counters both UVB and UVA rays! It’s our best way of fighting premature aging of the skin while staying safe!
Remember: your lips are part of your face, so don’t forget to protect them with a rich balm!
Sun protection for sensitive skin that is up to 80 minutes water and sweat-resistant. With new sheer-touch technology that is quickly absorbed into the skin. A non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic formula that is fragrance and colourant-free.
High UVA-UVB sun protection for the face with an invisible lightweight finish. A unique combination of invisible yet ultra-resistant protection developed for sensitive skin.
This quick and easy-to-apply SPF 50 loose powder provides instant 4-season protection against sunburn and the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays. Its powder texture helps to absorb and regulate excess sebum. This 100% mineral sun protection loose powder contains antioxidants as well as natural, calming and mattifying ingredients. The powder also helps preventing premature aging signs and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of photo-induced aging including sagging skin and pigmentation spots. Easy, quick and convenient use for consistent protection throughout the day.