The battle with winter weather can wage war against your skin; in order to be victorious you have to fight back by giving skin what it is missing. Balanced skin has an abundance of antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, and cell-communicating elements that help generate normal skin cells.
Your winter skin care treatment should always begin with a water-based peptide serum and include a moisturizing cream. Antioxidants in skin care products work to battle free radicals, fuel collagen production, nourish the skin, lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and shed light on brighter, firmer skin tone. Who wouldn’t want that?
When choosing skin care products, look for these ingredients:
- A smart nutrient like a Hyaluronic acid base with peptides. Hyaluronic acid in your skin will adjust its moisture absorption rate based on humidity. This has a direct relation to the season and the climate.
- A powerful antioxidant like Apricot kernel oil. This oil is mainly derived from dried seeds and fruit, and is mainly composed of linoleic acid and oleic acid. It improves the condition of skin and hair; keeping hair roots and strands well nourished and moisturized. Massaging your scalp with some warm apricot oil stimulates the follicles, softens the hair and improves hair growth too.
- A deeply hydrating ingredient like jojoba. Jojoba contains nutrients (vitamin E and B), as well as minerals like chromium, copper and zinc, which nourish and protect all skin types to contest the effects of aging. Jojoba oil is an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial oil-balancing acne treatment. Adding jojoba oil to your hair care regime as a hot oil treatment will be beneficial for its moisturizing and conditioning properties.
Squalene from olives is also an easily absorbed antioxidant that has antibacterial properties which help to maintain skin’s healthy-youthful appearance.
Tips to complete your winter skin routine:
- Always wear sunscreen. Select a product with zinc and titanium dioxide.
- Rebalance skin. If you are experiencing dryness, itching, burning tightening and/or eczema during the colder, dryer months it is because the skin lacks the ability to keep moisture where it is needed. It has lost the substances necessary to keep water content normalized and the surface of the skin feeling like silk.
Remember: When the necessary, skin-repairing and cell-communicating ingredients are depleted the skin can’t protect itself from the weather in any season. Be sure to work and keep your skin healthy all year long.