Nnetwork beauty expert and dermatologist Victoria Filimonova (@dr__viki) told you what are the ingredients in the composition of funds should be abandoned in the winter and what procedures to go to the beautician in the cold season.
Change the scheme of cleansing, if the skin is necessary
If winter skin has become more sensitive, there is reason to adjust the scheme to a more gentle cleanser. Clean your face with milk or gel-foam in the evening and in the morning just tone it.
With the exception of the skin with acne. Proper cleansing is the key to its health. In the evening do the make-up removal, thoroughly wash the foam or gel (not lotion) and then apply a toner that restores pH of the skin.
Morning washing is also impossible to miss because the bacteria are active at night. For morning care and add tonic, which will restore the pH level.
Discard creams with hyaluronic acid and urea
These components attract water and can further dehydrate the skin. Choose tools with substances that slow down the evaporation from the surface of the skin lipids, vegetable oils, vitamins and antioxidants. When you’re out in the cold, moisture will not evaporate and will remain in the heated rooms.
Exclude funds with petrochemical products
Have mineral oil, paraffin, petroleum jelly and other petrochemical products excellent protective properties, but they are highly comedogenic. Prolonged use of the remedies with these ingredients dry the skin stops producing its own lipids and fatty will become even more oily, and can cause inflammation.
Learn how to make masks
Add winter care nourishing and moisturizing masks 2-3 times a week. My favorite – two masks from Biologique Recherche. Visolastine Masque hydrates, and the Crème Masque Vernix mask nourishes and regenerates the skin.
If you have very dry skin, I suggest a mask from Linda Kristel – Masque biologique cellulaire. Another good tool – Hyalogy lift mask with hyaluronic acid forlle’d. But after it must use a protective cream with lipids, the skin did not give moisture.
Quality matting and moisturizing effect Anti-Stress Mask from Cellcosmet. To relieve irritation and restore I recommend a mask with propolis Propolis Mask by Joëlle Ciocco.
If you need budget and quick recovery, apply a thick layer pharmacy ointment Radevit – after 20 minutes your skin will be like new!
Don’t forget about SPF protection
According to new scientific research, visible light accelerates the aging of the skin due to effects on dermal structures, promotes the destruction of the cells DNA and affects barrier function, so at any time of year apply a protective low SPF every day.
If you have hyperpigmentation or you have recently made bleaching treatments, chemical peels and laser resurfacing, feel free to use the tool with the highest level of protection. How to choose SPF, and I told here.
Moisturize your indoor air
This is important because during the heating season, the skin rapidly loses moisture, and will not save even protective creams.
To protect lips choose tools with waxes and oils. Recently I have decided three pet: Lippencreme from Bepanthol, lip balm IAL-System and Lip balm from BBM (Brow Bar Moscow).
In winter, the skin feel free to do peels and laser resurfacing. Keep in mind that chemical peeling is necessary homework preparations with fruit acids. The stronger the peel, the more carefully should be training. 2-4 weeks before the procedure, use weak solutions the AHA (cleanser or tonic, it is also possible to use light creams). If you have pigmentation, a month before the trip to the beautician, include it in the scheme of skin care bleaching agents that block the formation of melanin in the skin. 3-4 days before peeling clear creams with AHA acids, retinol, benzoilperoksida and other irritating components. Also avoid laser hair removal, waxing on the face (including eyebrow correction) and the use of depilatory creams for 5-7 days before the peeling procedure.
Important: if you have dry skin, fruit acids in home care use very carefully.
After laser resurfacing carefully restore the skin and (or) supplementing their injection procedures.
Spa and sleep mode and power
Then do whatever your heart desires: from floating to massage the body and face. The main highlight of this event for half a day and forget anywhere mobile phone. Spa is actually a great reason to relax and relieve stress.
Let me remind that the key to healthy skin is proper nutrition, quality sleep, regular exercise and the replenishment of nutrients.