Winter skin challenges

- by Joanna Draniak-Kicinska

This week in Winchester we had a gorgeous snow. While I love snow, I’m not a huge fan of winter. Winter is primarily low temperatures with wind and snow, and (when we are lucky) a touch of sunshine. It requires all of us to be inside more and for longer periods of time where the air is dry.

This can be a difficult time of year for us, but also for the skin; especially skin that is very sensitive, overactive, prone to irritation, delicate, or thin with translucent blood vessels.

Adapting to changing environmental conditions is challenging for the skin. Therefore, proper care is necessary. With adverse external factors in winter, the skin is exposed to low temperature, falling snow, brutal wind, air pollution, and sometimes sun.

The frosty air and low humidity contribute to dry skin. Unfavorable conditions outside "force" us to spend most of the time indoors. We use heat to keep us toasty at home and in the workplace, as well as when traveling by car. Our skin is subject to large fluctuations in temperature with changes in location. Often as a result of the accumulation and repetition of unfavorable environmental conditions, skin dryness increases and can gradually become permanent. Symptoms may include itching, burning and a tight feeling. These undesirable feelings will continue to increase with improper care.

How to take care of your skin? Here are a few winter skin care rules:

  1. Use nourishing preparations for the face, with rich ingredients that rebuild the protective barrier of the epidermis. It is important to strengthen your blood vessels regularly. Products containing plant extracts such as cica, trehalose and shea butter as well as vitamin C will be helpful here.

  2. To regenerate the skin and increase its resistance to the adverse effects of external factors, you can also use a moisturizing and soothing mask at night like our Anti-pollution Sleeping Mask.

  3. Before going outside, protect the skin against unfavorable weather conditions (wind, frost, UV, temperature changes), especially if you plan to stay outdoors for a long time. It is recommended to apply several layers of protective preparations. After cleansing I like to layer the rejuvenating moisturizer and the Vitamin C booster before spending significant time outside.

  4. Finally, don’t forget to protect your lips by using a moisturizing lip balm with SPF.

If you have any questions about how to best protect your skin in the winter, feel free to contact me at I love hearing from you!

Don't forget we are having a great offer: Buy our Anti-pollution Moisturizer together with the Anti-pollution Sleeping Mask and get 25% OFF the mask!

I will spend the rest of my day enjoying the snow with a cup of coffee. Stay warm my friends!




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