Here is the ultimate winter skin care routine, in just 5 steps!
The change of season can be a 'shock' to your skin and you need to adapt your skincare routine to protect it. Environmental factors such as wind and cold, as well as lowered defences, can sensitise the skin and dehydrate it. We give you all the keys to keeping your skin healthy and beautiful during the winter:
1. Facial hygiene
A fundamental step of your skincare routine in winter (and all year round!) is hygiene:
Clean your face in the morning and evening, with a specific cleanser. A good facial cleanser will help you remove excess sebum, dirt, impurities, make-up... In addition, cleansing encourages cell renewal and prepares the skin to be more permeable to the treatments applied later. To respect and promote the skin's balance, it is important to choose a cleanser adapted to your skin type and condition.
The cleansing solutions range offers a product for every skin type, protects the microbiota and contains anti-pollution and anti-oxidation active ingredients.
Hydration is essential in winter. The skin is a metabolically active organ and needs water as an essential component to maintain its elasticity and preserve the integrity of its barrier function. In healthy skin, the water content of the stratum corneum is between 10 and 20%. If your skin is dehydrated, you will notice a lack of radiance, flaking and increased wrinkles. To avoid these symptoms of skin dehydration, apply a moisturising cream or concentrate to your facial skin twice a day. You should also avoid washing your face with very hot water, as this promotes dehydration of the skin.
Our moisturising solutions range offers HA based products that are adapted to your skin type and provide immediate and long-lasting hydration.
3. Sun protection
One of the basic principles of winter skin care is sun protection. Invisible UV rays make sun exposure an imperceptible risk. The skin has defense systems against solar radiation, such as the production of melanin or the release of antioxidants. However, it does not have the natural ability to filter out all the effects that overexposure to the sun has on the body.
mesoprotech® is the range that offers the most advanced and comprehensive photoprotective technology, protecting against the harmful effects of UVB and UVA rays, as well as infrared (IR) and visible light (HEV). Each mesoprotech® product has been developed to meet the needs of every skin type: sensitive, normal, combination, oily, acne-prone, dry and mature skin.
4. Dark spots?
If you are concerned about skin spots, winter is the perfect time to treat them. As there is less sun exposure, it is the best season for depigmentation treatments.
Facial spots are a very common problem, especially in women. It is an overproduction of melanin that accumulates in the skin in response to an alteration in certain cellular mechanisms that cause an excess of pigment.
There are different types of spots which differ in their origin and distribution on the skin. They can appear due to many triggers, the most important being unprotected exposure to sunlight, but there are others such as genetic predisposition, inflammatory processes, hormonal changes, photosensitising drugs such as oral contraceptives, etc.
mesoestetic® offers a wide range of depigmentation solutions:
- medical treatments: discover dermamelan®.
- professional methods: discover cosmelan®.
- home solutions: discover melan tran3x and melan 130 pigment control.
5. Sensitive skin?
In winter, sensitive skin suffers and normal skins tend to become more sensitive. This skin sensitivity can lead to redness, dryness, flaking, irritation, etc. These symptoms can be caused by various factors such as wind, cold or temperature changes.
Take care of your face and protect it with the sensitive skin solutions range for sensitive or sensitised skin.
Start caring for your skin today with your winter skin care routine!