Dry skin in late fall and winter is a real problem for many women. Constant peeling and irritation bring uncomfortable sensations. To mainta...
Dry skin in late fall and winter is a real problem for many women. Constant peeling and irritation bring uncomfortable sensations. To maintain a healthy skin moisture level in cold and windy weather, you need to properly care for it (outside and inside). This is what this article is about.
Moisturizing from the inside
To make the skin beautiful and healthy, it is not enough to use serums and creams, to make masks. It is important to take care of her from the inside. Everything affects this: the schedule of sleep and wakefulness, the quality of nutrition, the presence or absence of stress.
Cold wind, heating and dry indoor air are the hallmarks of autumn. Therefore, it is at this time that the first redness and peeling appear on the face, the skin loses moisture and becomes less elastic and more sensitive, prone to irritation. But you can tighten up your natural protective barrier if you eat well and start drinking enough fluids.
Step 1. Proper nutrition
The main building material of the skin is collagen fibres. In order for the body to synthesize them in the required quantities, a person needs a balanced diet that includes healthy fats, as well as a sufficient amount of protein. The diet must include:
lean meat, offal;
Fish and seafood;
healthy fats: redfish, flaxseed oil and other vegetable oils, avocados, nuts.
Step 2. Drinking plenty of fluids
Dry skin can be the result of general dehydration. This article will help you understand that you are short of water. If you are dehydrated, you need to drink more. This will help maintain healthy skin and normal metabolism. The norm of drinking water is 30 ml per 1 kg of body weight. By the way, juices, coffee and soups are not water. They are not included in this norm.
Step 3. Revision of care
If your skin has become too dry, you probably use inappropriate products, rub your face with harsh scrubs, buy creams and serums with poor composition. We need a revision of the existing care.
Look carefully at the composition of each new product. It should be free of silicones, synthetic dyes, mineral oils, formaldehyde, sulfates. These substances can negatively affect the natural ability of the skin to produce oils and acids, which serve to form a protective mantle.
Give preference to organic cosmetics. It is great if the composition contains aloe vera, extracts of olive and apricot, calendula, neroli. All of them perfectly moisturize and nourish the skin, neutralize irritation and flaking.
Any cream (organic or not) should be selected according to age and skin type.
If the product is not suitable (causes redness, peeling, burning), it must be discarded, even if the bottle is just started and is not cheap.
And remember: any care (cleansing, peeling) should be as delicate as possible. If it seems to you that the harder you rub, the faster the peeling will disappear, then you are mistaken. "More gentle than gentle" - this is how to care for dry skin.