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How to treat dry skin in the winter

When winter arrives, the temperature drops and there’s a cold wind. For many it’s the most beautiful of all the seasons, but it’s also the time of year when the skin suffers the most. The skin is the barrier that protects us from external factors, but adverse weather conditions can damage and weaken it, making it drier and more vulnerable.

To be prepared, therefore, you should use an ad hoc skincare routine designed for the winter. Here's how to take care of dry skin in the winter.

a. What happens to the skin in the winter

While in the summer, your skin takes on an attractive tone and absorbs all the benefits of the sun, in winter it can suffer due to the weather. The skin may be dull, with a less radiant complexion than usual. This happens because, during the colder months, the skin is stressed a lot, especially due to the constant temperature changes and the scarcity of natural light we are exposed to.

In winter, we are often indoors, away from sunlight and fresh air, and this leads the skin to lose its tone, often appearing dull and lifeless.
Furthermore, very low temperatures make it more sensitive to external attacks, such as pollution, dust and dirt, which can irritate it as the barrier of water and sebum, which protects the skin, loses its protective function.

b. How to take care of dry skin in the winter

To prevent your skin from becoming irritated and feeling tight, a few tips should be followed. Your skincare routine should be adapt to the season, meeting the needs of your skin.

First of all, make sure you keep your skin moisturized: temperature changes can affect its protective barrier, making the skin drier and more dehydrated. Apply a moisturizing face cream every day, which can nourish the skin deeply and protect it from the cold. Especially if you have dry skin, you should choose a nutrient-rich cream.

When cleansing, you should choose gentle, soothing products that do not attack the skin – which is already severely affected by the weather conditions – such as a softening toner. If you notice skin flaking, you can use a scrub on a weekly basis. However, you must be careful to choose scrubs that are gentle to the skin. After exfoliating your face, apply plenty of moisturizer to restore the protective barrier

c. The perfect skincare routine for the winter

The watchword for taking care of dry skin in winter is hydration.
For this, Biotherm recommends some products for looking after your skin, from cleansing to moisturizing.

i. Cleansing your skin in the winter

As you know, the first step to a good skincare routine is cleansing, to remove all traces of makeup before going to bed. For this, we recommend Biosource cleanser an enriched cleansing foam designed for the driest skin.

Simply pour a small amount of the product into the palm of your hand and blend with water until a generous lather is obtained. Then use it all over your face to remove makeup and dust, with circular motions. The skin will appear fresh and cleansed, ready for the next steps.

To complete the cleansing process, there is nothing better than a toner, such as Biosource Toner, with its softening and anti-pollution qualities. With its gentle, alcohol-free formula, it removes residual traces of cleanser and fine-tunes its cleansing and makeup removal action. The result will be clean, hydrated skin with a brighter, firmer complexion.

ii. Moisturizing and treating dry skin in the winter

It is particularly important to take care of your skin in the winter in order to intensify its protective barrier. Biotherm recommends Blue Therapy Uplift, the anti-aging firming cream with a lifting effect designed for dry skin. This is an intensive anti-wrinkle treatment that firms the skin thanks to its nourishing action and soft, enveloping texture, giving a lifting effect.
Your skin will look younger, firmer and more relaxed.

Meanwhile, for a men's beauty routine, we recommend Aquapower Men's Face Gel, the moisturizing gel designed for normal to combination skin. Its formula, enriched with the probiotic fraction of Life Plankton and bioceramides, hydrates and stabilizes the skin, fortifying its barrier to protect it from external aggressions.

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