Skin in winter: 5 tips to face the cold

5 tips to take care of your skin in winter.

Heating, low temperatures, freezing winds, temperature differences, high humidity… we tend to forget that in winter too, the skin is put to the test and can have consequences on its appearance: dull complexion, skin dryness, irritations, redness, superficial chapping… It is no longer enough to moisturize the skin, it is the entire daily skin care routine that must be adapted to the season. Here are 5 tips for a more protected and resistant skin during winter.

1. Adapting your make-up removal and cleansing.

Even in winter, makeup removal and cleansing is as essential as it is during the rest of the year. However, during this winter period, the face can easily become dehydrated and foaming makeup removers can strip the skin of its protective film. It therefore needs nutrition. Makeup removal and cleansing must be reviewed in accordance with the climate.

A make-up remover in the form of balm or oil richer in lipids is then recommended in order to nourish the skin and limit the aggressions. For the cleansing stage, cleansing milks with a smoother texture contain moisturizing agents (hyaluronic acid, glycerin…) and soothing agents (chamomile hydrolate, bisabolol…).

Similarly, if you tend to have dry skin when you get out of the shower, and especially in winter, opt for a shower cream with a rich, enveloping texture or a shower oil with a smooth texture. They will gently cleanse the skin, while nourishing it and relieving it of feelings of discomfort.

Change your makeup remover and cleanser only according to your preferences and needs.

Our product recommendations:

  • Non-greasy, the 7-ingredient makeup remover oil helps to gently remove makeup from the face while intensely nourishing thanks to its composition. The sweet almond oil (INCI name: Prunus Amygdales Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil) and offers the skin a soft touch, while protecting it from external aggressions, improving its appearance and soothing it durably.
  • Our facial cleansing milk, rich in hyaluronic acid and coconut oil, gently removes impurities from the skin without damaging its protective hydrolipidic film thanks to the gentle, non-staining surfactants of natural origin it contains (INCI name: Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate). It leaves the skin clean and soothed thanks to the benefits of Roman chamomile floral water (INCI name: Chamomilla Recutita Flower Water).
  • Made with a base of vegetable oils and gentle surfactants of natural origin, our relipidant shower oil works to gently cleanse the epidermis, while nourishing it, preserving the skin’s pH, reducing feelings of discomfort and fighting against oxidative stress. It contains in particular extract of bitter almond (name INCI: Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil), squalane and a combination of vitamin E (name INCI: Tocopherol) and F (name INCI: Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid).

2. Reinforce the skin barrier.

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To retain water in the deep layers of the skin and counter the effects of the cold, the skin’s hydrolipidic barrier must be strengthened. Choose products containing humectants or emollients, such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, polyglutamic acid, aloe vera, squalane, ceramides, etc. Hydrated, the skin is more flexible and softer. On certain rough areas (elbows, knees), you can apply vegetable oils such as argan oil, sweet almond oil, plum oil…, known for their nourishing, protective, regenerating and restructuring properties.

Our product recommendations:

  • Lightweight, vegan and fast-absorbing, the moisturizing serum helps to penetrate the epidermis and seal in the skin’s moisture, leaving the skin soft, fresh, supple and luminous. It contains a mixture of hyaluronic acid of two different molecular sizes (3%) (INCI name: Sodium Hyaluronate) that hydrate the different layers of the epidermis and protect it from premature aging, as well as a dose of pro-vitamin B5 (2%) (INCI name: Panthenol) and aquaxyl (1%) (INCI name: Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol).
  • The plumping serum is enriched with a matrix of moisturizing agents including polyglutamic acid composed of large molecules (3%), capable of retaining 5 times more water than hyaluronic acid in order to prevent water loss and prolong hydration by creating a film trapping water on the skin. It also contains red algae extract (INCI name: Sodium Carrageenan) in its formula.
  • Non-greasy, non-comedogenic and fast-penetrating, the nourishing serum is composed of 100% vegetable squalane derived from olive oil, a highly moisturizing emollient found naturally in the skin. Suitable for all skin types, this hydrocarbon prevents moisture loss by repairing the hydrolipidic barrier, provides antioxidant protection and reduces feelings of tightness.
  • Our night serums are a mixture of vegetable oils, plant extracts and essential oils. Jojoba oil, papyrus cells, immortelle essential oil…. they will reinforce the protective shield of the epidermis, boost cellular activity and repair the skin during the night. Each skin type has a serum that suits it.
  • The nourishing body serum targets and focuses on the driest areas of the body, such as elbows, knees and heels. This localized treatment is concentrated in nourishing active ingredients with sweet almond oil and plum oil, and soothing with bisabolol.

3. Moisturize your skin more.

Not all skin types are immune to the effects of cold weather. You may need to change your moisturizer if you feel like the one you have is not enough. While lighter formulas are more suited to summer, a richer, more nourishing formula with a smoother texture may be more necessary to create a protective layer against external aggressors and comfort it against winter conditions.

Indeed, under the effect of cold, blood circulation slows down on the surface of the skin: on the one hand, the blood vessels of the dermis dilate and contract successively, switching systematically between hot and cold and vice versa, and on the other hand, the body irrigates the vital organs with a reduction in the blood flow that reaches the skin. Moreover, in cold weather, sebum production is also slowed down. With the sudden changes in temperature between the heated house and the drier or more humid air in winter, the hydrolipidic film also deteriorates, even though it is supposed to protect the skin from external aggressions and preserve its suppleness and moisturizing qualities. The result? The skin becomes dehydrated, red, tight and uncomfortable.

The skin of the body also needs to be moisturized daily after the shower. Rubbing with clothes can dry it out even more and irritate it. You can then opt for a body care in the form of balm, cream or milk based on active ingredients with lipid-replenishing and repairing properties such as coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil…

Not all skin types may feel the need to change their moisturizer. This choice depends exclusively on how you feel. For example, oily skin types may find it too rich.

Our product recommendations:

  • Nourishing face cream is creamy and non-greasy and helps to replenish, repair and comfort the skin with a blend of ingredients with nourishing and moisturizing properties such as hyaluronic acid, squalane and shea butter (INCI name: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter). The skin is softer, more supple, more radiant, dehydration lines are reduced and the formula respects the skin microbiome.
  • When it comes to body moisturizing, you have a choice. Lightweight and non-greasy, the 10-ingredient body moisturizer helps keep skin moisturized with a light veil of protection in a streamlined formula. It contains coconut oil, glycerin, pentylene glycol and more. The nourishing body cream with shea butter, plum oil (INCI name: Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil) and squalane provides a feeling of comfort, protection against external aggressions by restoring the skin barrier, deep hydration, and immediate and long-lasting nutrition to the skin of the body, including feet.

4. Continue to exfoliate your skin.

Even in winter, the skin needs to be exfoliated. Indeed, dull complexion and imperfections can appear due to the accumulation of dead cells. In order to boost blood circulation and stimulate cell renewal, use a gentle scrub to exfoliate the skin of both the face and the body. However, stick to one or two exfoliations per week to avoid further sensitizing the skin. This will help you get rid of dead skin and help the development of new cells which will stimulate the skin’s radiance, as well as reinforce the effectiveness of the care products by allowing them to penetrate more easily. We encourage you to follow up with a nourishing and hydrating face mask. This will help restore suppleness and radiance to the skin.

Our product recommendations:

All our scrubs are based on exfoliating particles obtained from the grinding of apricot kernels (INCI name: Prunus Armeniaca Seed Powder). Moreover, they present three different textures in one product: under the effect, of the massage, the gel is transformed into an exfoliating oil, then emulsifies in milk with the contact of the skin to facilitate the rinsing. Formulated cold, this D-phase gel is composed of an oily phase in the majority and an aqueous phase in the minority.

  • The radiance face scrub, in addition to giving an instant smooth skin, illuminates the complexion thanks to the presence of rose hip oil (INCI name: Rosa Canina Fruit Oil) with regenerating and antioxidant power and carrot macerate (INCI name: Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract) to give a natural tanned complexion.
  • Enriched with sweet almond oil with nourishing and antioxidant properties and essential oil of lavandin super (INCI name: Lavandula Hybrida Herb Oil) with regenerating and anti-inflammatory virtues, the nourishing body scrub helps soften and smooth the epidermis. Nourished and exfoliated, the skin is revitalized, soft and comfortable.
  • In addition to its exfoliating action, the toning body scrub has a firming and toning effect on the skin by reducing the “orange peel” aspect resulting from the synergy of several botanical active ingredients such as green coffee macerate (INCI name: Coffea Arabica Seed Extract), Java lemongrass essential oil (INCI name: Cymbopognon Winterianus Herb Oil) and Atlas cedar essential oil (INCI name: Cedrus Atlantica Park Oil)

5. Target the areas at risk (lips, hands, feet).

It’s not just the face that is prone to cold: hands and feet can be particularly dehydrated in winter. The extremities are indeed areas sensitive to the cold. We therefore think about moisturizing and nourishing them with care products specifically formulated for this purpose.

Along with the face, the hands are one of the parts of the body most exposed to the cold. They are particularly prone to dryness and cracks, and can also be weakened when they are washed several times a day. To prevent the appearance of these problems, remember to nourish and protect them with a layer of care specifically developed for this area, whether before putting on your gloves, after washing your hands or before going to bed. Reapply as often as necessary.

The thin structure and the absence of sebaceous glands make the skin of the lips sensitive to dryness. They can therefore be affected and weakened by winter aggressions. Therefore, during the cold season, the skin of the lips can easily become chapped, and feel burning and tightness. They therefore need to be moisturized and protected. The solution? A protective lip balm composed of fatty substances, occlusive agents and healing agents to be applied daily as soon as you think of it is essential. You can reapply it whenever you need to.

Our product recommendations:

  • With its minimalist formula, our 9-ingredient lip balm is enriched with shea butter, which has nourishing, anti-inflammatory and repairing properties, so your lips will feel comfortable, supple and soft. However, if you want to add a touch of color to your lips, then choose the colored moisturizing lip balm. Available in 5 shades, our tinted lip balms are composed of hyaluronic acid (INCI name: Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate) for its moisturizing properties, raspberry oil (INCI name: Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil) for its nourishing and protective virtues and peppermint macerate (INCI name: Mentha Piperita Leaf) for a refreshing and soothing effect.
  • Enriched with Coconut Oil (INCI name: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil) and Sunflower Oil (INCI name: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil) to retain moisture in the upper layers of the epidermis, the 10-ingredient hand balm has been specially formulated to repair, nourish, and soothe dry and damaged hands. Fragrance-free, this balm has been formulated with only the ingredients necessary for its function and is therefore composed of 10 ingredients.

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