Men and women invest equal efforts in their struggle to maintain the vitality and youthfulness of their facial skin. The cold days bring many an enemy of the skin, which means that the skin care must be continual and consistent. A burst approach, not recommended even during the summer, can have adverse consequences in the period from October to April.
Hazards threatening the skin and accelerating aging are always linked with the weather. Autumn and winter, even in their mildest incarnations, always expose the skin to adverse effects of the elements. Strong winds, even if the temperatures are not that cold, cause cracking, drying out, irritability. If the temperatures do get too low, they land the final and heaviest blow in this process. The cold lowers the natural defences of the skin (conferred by the lipid layer) making the skin dry and rough, which is fertile ground for wrinkles and other symptoms of aging. The greatest exposure to elements is during the day, which is why morning care is critical to preserve your skin’s youthful look.
Advice to both genders, as was already mentioned, is not complicated but it is essential that it is applied regularly.
- For example, during the colder days, use of milder soaps or cleansers is advised, to avoid excessive drying of the skin. The lipid layer of natural fat is its basic defence from harmful environmental influences, meaning that it is important to choose skin care products carefully. They should be formulated to preserve moisture and not prevent hydration. Emphasis should be on continual moisturizing, at any stage of skin care.
- Moisturizer is the most important element of skin care, in all its aspects – from health to anti-aging. Both men and women should select their tools for a youthful look in line with their skin type and age. In autumn and winter, moisturizing must be more intensive and more frequent, which means applying liberal amounts of cream several times a day, or choosing a cream with more intense properties. This means only that the cream will contribute to the retention of water in the skin, which is the most critical aspect of its protection.
- If the skin is not too oily, use of oil once a week has proven to be more than beneficial. Moreover, oils selected according to skin type and in consultation with a dermatologist can be the method of choice to repair the damage already caused, skin dryness and other, more severe consequences of dry and cold air. In addition, lip care is a must this time of year, as lips are especially sensitive.
The three basic rules will preserve the facial skin and maintain the anti-aging process, which is known to be standardized according to individual needs. Additions to it are welcome, but that is a part of a routine different for every individual, as it requires professional advice for type of treatment, ingredients and the overall care concept. Keep your chin up!