Hello winter time, hello skin problems! The temperatures go down, the heating goes on, the mulled wine suddenly tastes really good and the food is much greasy. At the same time, the couch becomes more comfortable, the bathroom hotter and the woolen sweater scratchy. We have the most important 15 skin care tips for the winter and Christmas season, with which you can protect your skin from dryness, pimples and other skin problems.
It won't surprise you:Getting enough exercise is important for healthy skin.
The problem, however, is that in winter we tend to prefer the couch to the sports program. Good blood circulation is particularly important for your skin during the cold season so that it stays fresh and forms fewer wrinkles, not to mention dark circles.
Our tip: Stick to your fitness program even in winter. Set fixed appointments, set up reminders on your mobile phone and if your weaker self would rather stay at home: Remember that without your sports program you risk plenty of dark shadows under the eyes and pale skin.
2. Intensify your moisturizing care against dry skin
With the lower temperatures, the sebum glands of your skin go into a kind of hibernation: They supply your skin less with the body's own fats, the oneprotective defense layer form. This barrier defends your skin againstExternal environmental influences – but also avoids dry skin.
For this reason, especially in winter, you should rely on a rich moisturizer that contains moisturizing ingredients(urea,hyaluronan) and valuable oils nourish and strengthen your skin.
An intense moisturizer is the right skin care routine in winter. We strongly recommend a skin care regimen like thisHydra Defense Cream specially formulated for demanding, sensitive skin.
3. Supply your body and your skin with vitamin C.
Especially in winter we consume fewer vitamins, even though our body and skin urgently need them:Vitamin C helps against wrinkles, pimples and skin irritation.
In order to be well supplied with vitamin C around Christmas, you don't even have to rely on dietary supplements: mandarins and clementines are seasonal fruits in winter, a hot lemon is particularly good in the cold and even a dinner with sauerkraut can create a balance .
And if your face cream already contains vitamin C, you are on the safe side against pimples.
4. Pay particular attention to a balanced diet in winter
If winter and Christmas are not almost synonymous with fatty, heavy food and an inordinate amount of sweets, maybe that's the best thing about the season and at the same time a real nightmare for the skin::
The typical winter eating plan can be the cause of pimples, blackheads, skin irritation and inflammation.
It would only be absolutely consistent to forego everything that is fun. But you don't have to be that radical: Enjoy in moderation and take it into accountour tips for a balanced, skin-friendly diet.
5. Keep your distance from mulled wine, sparkling wine, beer and Co.
Alcohol is a real skin killer And that means that the time around Christmas with the thousands of parties can cause real problems: The Christmas party from work, with family, with friends, New Year's Eve and then the occasions in between
If you are one of those types who find it difficult to quit after a drink, we actually recommend that you stay away from alcohol completely: Radically abstaining from alcohol is the only solution to avoid intense skin irritation, dark circles and tissue damage caused by the drug.
6. Warm blanket instead of hot bath or shower
What could be nicer than a hot bath in winter? Maybe it's healthy skin?
Long bathtubs or hot showers leach out dry skin and the resulting wrinkles are the result. Therefore, you should only treat yourself to the hot bath on special occasions and for no more than twenty minutes.
In order to spice up the drained skin after the bath, you should then use a nutrient-rich body lotion and agood moisturizer use.
But if you just want to warm up, this is what you getclear skin-friendly with a nice, warm blanket and a pot of tea. Or better still: you go to the sauna!
7. Do something good for your skin with a sauna session
Taking a sauna is great for your immune system, for the heart and also for the skin: the heat expands the pores and the sweat cleanses them. For example, if you suffer from a lot of blackheads, you will see after the sauna that they have decreased.
When taking a sauna, however, always keep two things in mind:
Wear one after the sauna bathmoisturizing face cream to plump up the skin again.
- Do not shave right before or after the sauna. The skin irritations caused by shaving do not get along well with sweating, so that you would only irritate and redden the skin.
8. Enjoy relaxing moments
Winter in general, but especially thatChristmas time, can cause sheer stress. To make matters worse, we get less light in winter, which depresses the mood.
Stress and winter depression damage the immune system and thus also the skin. So the question for you is: what good can you do for yourself to get through the winter more relaxed? Maybe not all appointments will suit you. Read a book or meditate? Maybe it's a walk in the fresh airft?
9. Going for a walk with sunscreen
A walk in winter is twice as good for you: it relaxes you and provides you with important vitamin D when it is not completely dark..
Make sure that you have applied cream to your face in the cold air, because this will avoid dry skin.
And you should also in winterApply sunscreen: The UV rays damage your skin even when it is cold. The sun protection factor should therefore be at least 30.
10. Don't hibernate completely
Sluggishness can sometimes be nice and the extra long sleep is especially tempting in winter. However, sleeping too much is not healthy and leaves you looking tired, wrinkled, and shady under your eyes.
In order to avoid dark circles and a tired appearance, you should not fall into a deep hibernation and stick to your healthy sleep rhythm. Take a look at oursTips for a good night's sleep on.
11. Don't be careless about shaving
If you shave, you may have been neat and careful at the beginning, but at some point you will get sluggish results: Your shave is more bouncy than top and your skin suffers from shaving stresss?
Don't let winter make you careless about shaving issues:
Pay attention to thosecorrect approach for a clean and safe shave.
- Always take! sharp razor blades..
Use a nourishing and repairing onemaintenance after shaving.
12. Wear soft clothes instead of itchy clothes
Especially in the sensitive neck region, collars can contribute to pustules and redness. Wool sweaters, for example, are at the top of the list. So make sure that the wool doesn't itch and feels good, or wear the matching turtleneck underneath if the style suits you.
13. Get in and drink water!!
Nothing works without water. Only well hydrated can your body function properly, flush out toxins and keep your skin healthy.
However: In winter we feel less thirsty, which is why we tend to drink less.
So pay attention to your fluid balance and drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day. If you are the type of person who forgets to drink water: There are apps that remind you.
14. Say what you really want
Cosmetics and personal care are part of everyday life and have their place in society. It is good and okay that we care for our skin and can now buy a range of care products that suit our needs.
If you know that friends and family want to give you something for your skin for Christmas, kindly point out an important thing:
The cosmetics that you get for free must not contain parabens, silicones or bad alcohols, among other things. We have one hereList of harmful ingredientsthat have no place in a care product.
Far too many manufacturers use numerous harmful ingredients and call their products mild or sensitive. We find this incomprehensible and irresponsible to consumers. So look carefully!
15. Out with the heating air
Heating turned to level 3000 so that it is nice and warm Too bad that heating air leaches your skin: The natural moisture evaporates from your skin and dries it out. Wrinkles and irritation can be the result.
What helps: intermittent ventilation!
Twice a day you should get fresh air in your home and open the windows for about ten minutes. This allows you and your skin to breathe much better and you get the muff out of the booth..
Save your skin through the winter!
There are some dangers for your skin in the cold season, but if you pay attention to the right diet, enough exercise and one or the other tip from above, you will come fresh into spring.
Enjoy yourself and #staysober