Autumn doesn't just shine with bright colours; it also brings frosty temperatures and dark fog. The cold season with all its facets is particularly demanding on the fine skin on your face and hands. The constant contrast between ice-cold temperatures and warm, dry heating air can cause your skin to become irritated, reddened and often very dry.
Here we give you a few useful tips on how to care for your skin through the cold season, without much effort!
Why does skin always get so dry when it gets cold? This is because our sebum glands produce less of the protective film of fat in icy temperatures. Dry heating air also removes moisture from the skin. At this time in particular, it is particularly important to add a few small aids to your care routine. Use a moisturising face mask or nourishing facial serum regularly. Adapt your care products to the condition of your skin. For example, very dry skin needs a very rich moisturiser. Avoid care products with high water content (these are more suitable for the hot months).
Dab instead of rubbing
After cleaning, dry your face and body with gentle dabbing movements and always use a clean, soft towel. We recommend a microfibre washcloth for your face.
Cleanse, but carefully!
Dry and sensitive skin often reacts to aggressive cleaning agents with redness, burning and feelings of tension. Since the skin barrier has already been weakened by the cold, it is advisable to use a gentle cleansing lotion. Above all, stay away from alcohol-based toner or aggressive scrubs.
Lukewarm is the perfect temperature
In autumn and winter, long hot bubble baths and showers are particularly tempting, but this could be exactly the reason why your skin is irritated. The skin's naturally protective oil barrier is broken down by the hot water which can cause the skin to lose moisture. Try to take a lukewarm shower and use mild shower gels for sensitive skin.
Humidifiers ensure optimal moisture levels and prevent the feeling of very dry and stuffy air. You can even counteract the temperature change from cold to warm with a little DIY trick, and put wet towels on your heater.