Cold winter is a test for the whole organism. Of course, everything that he has to go through for three long months is reflected primarily on the skin - the largest and most unique organ that protects our body from external influences and helps to remove harmful substances. How can we help our skin recover from winter and prepare it for spring?
In winter, our skin renews itself much more slowly. This is due to both a lack of movement, fresh air, and a slowed down metabolism of the whole organism. In winter, we do not eat enough seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, but we consume saturated fats and carbohydrates much more often. Therefore, it is worth starting with a gradual restoration of the body from the inside and changing winter daily habits: instead of fatty foods, eat fish with a high content of omega acids, replace the potato side dish with salad with olive oil and lemon juice, wake up with a light exercise, and not strong instant coffee, try spend at least half an hour a day in the fresh air. Be sure to drink a course of vitamins that are suitable for you and pay special attention to the content of vitamin D in them - it is this that is lacking after a long winter.
In winter, the skin becomes much duller, loses its tenderness, is prone to dryness, and at the same time - clogged pores. Therefore, a light peeling with fruit acids is a must at the end of winter. It is also worth using soft scrubs, but no more than 2 times a week. Creams with dense and frost protection should be replaced with deeply moisturizing and containing vitamins, since the skin's immunity decreases during the winter, and it needs additional support, otherwise irritation and inflammation may appear on it due to poor resistance to bacteria.
A great way to support your skin in spring is with vitamin masks. Choose their ingredients according to your skin type. For oily, you can use lemon juice and honey, for dry - honey and cream, for normal - cream, carrot juice and blue clay.
With the onset of spring and the appearance of the first rays, do not hesitate to purchase a cream with SPF, even a small one. This will protect the skin from the stress associated with the need to protect itself from the first sun.