How to Change Your Skincare Routine from Summer to WinterOctober 19, 2022
Best Skincare Routine for WinterOctober 19, 2022
When your skin is as dry as the Sahara desert, how on earth are you supposed to prevent wrinkles?!
Dry skin is fragile. Its defensive barrier is compromised in a variety of different places. You need to get it back to its previous state and handle your skin with the care of a child while it is healing.
Wrinkles are stubborn. If you want them off your face, you’re going to have to give them a good, hard kick in the rear end. Additionally, this may cause your skin to become even more parched.
The idea of striking a balance is essential here. Dry, mature skin requires a moderate amount of powerful ingredients that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, as well as a large amount of ingredients that can add extra moisture and repair damage to the skin. This is necessary in order to reap the benefits of these ingredients without experiencing any negative side effects.
You have no idea where to begin, do you? The following is the ideal skincare regimen for older skin that is dry and aging:
1. A Cleanser That Moisturizes the Skin
When you get out of the shower, does your skin feel particularly taut? This is its technique of letting you know that it does not approve of the cleaner that you are using.
Make the transition to something more moderate. Your skin naturally generates a little amount of sebum, and the optimal cleanser will remove all traces of makeup and pollutants without completely depriving your skin of that sebum.
2. CEF Serum
CEF stands for Vitamin C + Vitamin E + Ferulic Acid.
It is one of the most effective combinations of anti-aging antioxidants, if not the most powerful combination of anti-aging antioxidants. The three musketeers of skincare work together to eliminate free radicals before they may cause wrinkles and enhance the protection provided by sunscreen, assisting in the prevention of damage caused by the sun. In addition, vitamin C makes your skin more radiant.
What’s the catch? Extremely high doses of vitamin C have the potential to aggravate skin that is already delicate. If your skin is very sensitive right now, you should only apply it every other day. Once your skin has returned to its usual state, you may always increase the frequency of your treatments.
3. Hyaluronic Acid Serum
If you have dry skin, you really need to invest in a hyaluronic acid serum, and this is particularly true if you’ve chosen against using a toner.
Hyaluronic acid is like a magnet for moisture; it pulls water from the surrounding environment into the skin, which helps to keep the skin moisturized. Because of its incredible strength, it can store up to one thousand times its own weight in water.
Can you even fathom what your skin will become when it has access to all of that moisture? Your skin will seem smoother and younger as a result of the plumping effect it has. It restores its previous velvety and silky consistency. In addition to that, it imparts an appearance of youth to the skin.
I just wanted to let you know that there is more than one kind of hyaluronic acid (yes, I realize it sounds complicated!). It is sufficient to state here that the effectiveness of your serum will be enhanced the more forms it has.
P.S. If you want to cut down on the amount of time you spend on your skincare regimen, try adding a couple of drops of your hyaluronic acid serum to your moisturizer.
4. Rich Moisturizer (Optional)
I say it’s optional since hyaluronic acid and a moisturizing sunscreen are usually adequate to provide your skin with all the hydration it needs when you’re out and about throughout the day. This additional step is only required in situations in which your sunscreen does not provide enough hydration or the temperature has dropped significantly. This is why:
Simply soaking your skin in water is not enough to keep it hydrated. You also need to make sure that the moisture remains there, which may be difficult to do when the protective barrier of your skin has been compromised. Every drop of moisture that you pour into it just seeps out through the gaps!
(By the way, THAT is the true cause of dry skin.)
Because of this, you should use thick moisturizers that are heavy with occlusive humectants such as rosehip oil and shea butter. These humectants may form a barrier on the skin that traps moisture and prevents it from escaping.
The finest ones also have components that are able to restore skin. This is the material, which includes ceramides, cholesterol, niacinamide, and free fatty acids, that is responsible for the formation of the natural protective barrier that covers the skin. You are providing the skin with the fundamental components it needs to heal itself.
P.S. It is perfectly OK to use the same moisturizer throughout the day and the night. Only if one moisturizer does not perform well under makeup, should you consider purchasing a separate product to use in the morning and another product to use in the evening for your skincare regimen.
Don’t even entertain the thought of going somewhere without it. You’re aware of what’s continuously working against your skin, right? That would be the sun. Those pesky ultraviolet (UV) rays are the cause of wrinkles, black spots, and cancer, and they also erode the natural protective barrier that your skin has. Apply plenty of sunblocks, the sun is out there!