Winter and freezing conditions such as chill, cold winds, high humidity and significant discrepancies between indoor and outdoor temperatures affect our skin, which becomes visibly drier and more sensitive, possibly resulting in dry skin, itching, cracking as well as dermatitis, if not properly cared for. The intense dryness that our skin exhibits during winter indicates the need for greater and more effective protection.
“Guide” to winter care
There’s no need to do anything extravagant or complicated. You can minimize the harmful effects of winter and protect your skin by following the daily habits mentioned below:
Apply daily, morning and evening, the face cream that meets the needs of your skin, to keep your face well moisturized. In addition, given that our face is inevitably exposed to environmental conditions on a daily basis, it would be great to offer enhanced hydration by applying a more specialized product at least once a week.
Solar radiation remains strong even during winter, ergo don’t neglect the application of a sun cream.
Lips are particularly sensitive; thus, they are one of the first parts of the body to be affected by winter “attacks”. Offer them the required hydration by applying OLIVE.ELIA Lip Balm Orange with olive oil & beeswax daily. Moisturizes, softens and protects the skin of the lips, giving them shine and a silky texture. With medium sun protection and a pleasant taste!
Our hands “suffer” from low temperatures, frequent washing and the use of antiseptics. Therefore, you should always carry a hand cream with you in order to provide them with the nourishment and hydration they need. OLIVE.ELIA Hand Cream HYA with olive oil, avocado oil & hyaluronic acid is ideal. Instantly absorbed without leaving an oily residue, helps to restore lost moisture, improves the skin texture, softens, soothes and protects hands.
Our body is protected to some extent by warm clothes, yet the favorite winter habit -hot baths- is responsible for removing the natural moisture of the skin, leaving it dehydrated. It’s recommended to avoid using hot water, also reducing shower time and necessarily applying a rich moisturizing body cream afterwards.
Skin hydration is not only achieved externally. To keep your skin hydrated and healthy you should drink at least 2 liters of water daily as well as consume 5 portions of fruits and vegetables.
Avoid too tight clothes that cause excessive friction and fabrics that irritate the skin, choosing comfortable, warm garments.
Protect the parts of the body that are exposed to cold conditions by wearing gloves, a scarf and a winter hat.