Dry winter skin
Dry skin is more common during the colder months of the year when the temperatures drop. Our smooth skin becomes dry and chapped and requires special care due to moisture loss. Learn more about taking care of dry winter skin and read our tips for a beautiful, healthy appearance.
The causes of dry skin during winter
Before we take a closer look at how to care for dry skin, we have addressed the question of why skin actually becomes more tight, itchy and cracked in winter. And here are the reasons for it:
- Temperature changes
While it's cosy and warm inside, it's freezing cold outside. This constant change between warm and cold is very stressful for the skin. This is because dry heating air means lower humidity. The skin is therefore increasingly dehydrated and dries easily. In addition, the reduced activity of our sebaceous glands at cold temperatures and the fact that they no longer produce enough protective skin lipids lead to increased moisture loss.
- Reduced blood circulation & limited protection
While our fine blood vessels (capillaries) expand in warm rooms, they immediately contract when it is cold in order to store the heat. This leads to reduced blood circulation and supply of oxygen and nutrients for our skin. The skin's protective barrier is harmed, and even more moisture is lost. If the temperatures are extremely low, fat production also stops completely. The skin's protective barrier is extremely damaged, meaning that the skin dehydrates even more which contributes to dryness and irritation.
- Bare skin areas
Areas of skin such as the nose, cheeks, lips or eyes, which are "exposed" at all times, suffer particularly in the cold season. But also covered areas, such as the shins, can be increasingly affected by dryness due to the low number of sebaceous glands and the friction of clothing.
How to take care for dry skin in winter?
- Gentle cleansing: Use mild cleansing products avoiding additional loss of moisture. The cleansing scrub and balancing & regenerating tonic from the VINOBLE COSMETICS pure line are perfect for this. Mild care is also particularly important for the body - our hair & body shampoo moisturises, soothes and balances thanks to rose water.
- Intensive skin care with sun protection factor: A nourishing cream can strengthen and rebuild the skin barrier, while a high sun protection factor also needs to be considered. This is because the winter sun can be particularly intense, so you should not irritate your already sensitive skin even more. Here we recommend two products from our VINOBLE COSMETICS range: the protecting day cream SPF 30 or the tinted day cream SPF 30, which additionally also conceals skin discolouration and ensures a radiant complexion. Available in two shades - light for lighter skin types and medium for slightly pre-tanned skin. The regenerating cream as well as the hydrating cream or hydro-regenerating cream are also ideal as a night care when the skin is particularly receptive and can therefore be optimally moisturised.
- Eye & lip care: To protect bare skin areas such as the eyes and lips from dryness, a specific care product should also be used here. The firming & eye concentrate from the pure line is a 2 in 1 active ingredient concentrate that optimally protects these areas from cold temperatures and dryness.
- Protection for the hands: Dry skin is not only noticeable on the face in winter, but especially on the hands. Cracked and itchy skin is therefore not uncommon here. Thanks to grape seed oil, avocado oil and jojoba oil, the protecting hand cream provides particularly intensive care for the skin, while aloe vera gives sufficient moisture.
Further tips to prevent dry winter skin
In addition to our skincare tips, there are other things you should bear in mind if you have dry skin in winter:
- Ventilated rooms: By ventilating from time to time, you can improve your indoor climate and ensure that the heating air dries out your skin less. A humidifier can also help.
- Drink enough during the day: Keep your body hydrated (at least 2 litres of water per day).
- Balanced diet: A well-balanced diet also has a significant effect on the appearance of your skin. Therefore, eat lots of fruit and vegetables as they contain plenty of vitamins and support the regeneration of the skin.
- Avoid hot water: Use lukewarm water when showering & bathing to avoid additional moisture loss.
- Adapt your skincare routine: In winter, choose skincare products that moisturise your skin and do not cause further irritation thanks to their mild formulation.