The myth that oily epidermis does not need hydration has long been debunked. Without replenishing moisture, skin problems will become even greater as it will produce even more oil in an effort to rebalance. Nutrition is necessary for the oily epidermis to balance lipid metabolism. And the cream for problem skin in the winter has its own characteristics.
Owners of oily skin prefer to use a fluid cream or water-based serum. This is a great choice for summer, but in winter, these remedies can have unexpected effects. The minimum amount (in the fluid) or the complete absence (in the serum) of fats, leads to the fact that the skin remains without a protective film. Therefore, the face is often weathered, coarse, covered with a vascular mesh.
There are several ways out. Or choose a cream for oily skin for the winter with a minimum amount of fat and apply on top of it another product that forms a protective film. It can be a special winter serum that needs to be washed off indoors. Or a light foundation that fixes the effect of using a fluid. In any case, makeup in winter will not hurt, as it performs not only a decorative, but also a barrier function. Naturally, foundations should be selected in accordance with the needs of the problematic epidermis.
Particular attention should be paid to choosing a daytime remedy for oily skin. It can be a cream-gel with a light structure. It must be applied along the massage lines at least 40 minutes before going out into the frosty air. If this is not possible, it is better to skip this procedure. The fact is that outside the cream, evaporating, begins to freeze, which can lead to local frostbite of the skin of the face.
In an effort to choose a cream for oily skin for the winter, you need to carefully study the composition of the product. For example, caffeine, which is not recommended for dry epidermis, is very beneficial for problem skin. It helps to narrow pores and prevents comedones. Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and niacinamide can help fight pink acne. Vitamin A and sulfur relieve inflammation in the deeper layers of the skin.
To correctly apply the cream for problem skin in winter, you should be guided by the motto - less is more. Therefore, you need to take a little cream with the tip of your finger or a special spatula, rub it lightly between your palms and just pat yourself on the cheeks, forehead, chin and neck. By the way, with very oily skin, the T-zone can be left alone, but then be sure to apply a foundation on your face.
A cream for oily skin in winter will be more effective if it contains fruit acids. They not only moisturize the epidermis, but also have peeling properties. Since during the period of exacerbation of acne, it is not recommended to treat oily skin with a scrub in order to avoid spreading the infection, fruit acids will come in handy.