This is the Season When Your Skin Ages More 30% Faster
Winter’s ravaging cold temperatures and strong winds can age your skin 30% faster than the rest of the year. It can dry out your skin, making it rough, flaky and itchy, which can contribute to formation wrinkles. So if you are quite careless when you were in your 20’s, you need to be more cautious once you reach the big 30.
Why Your Skin Ages In Winter
The change in season doesn’t only call for a wardrobe overhaul and making your home toastier – it calls for a winter-ready skin care routine too. During winter, the humidity levels or the amount of moisture in the air takes a nose-dive. The drier the air, the more moisture it sucks from your skin. Your skin becomes dehydrated, resulting in dry and flaky skin.
In addition, some bad habits you thought were harmless can be damaging to your skin when it’s cold. Overly hot baths, staying too long in dry, stuffy indoors, using alcohol-based cleansers and skipping sunscreen can all wreak havoc on your already vulnerable skin.
How to Protect Your Skin?
Let’s dig in deeper. It’s easy to say you need to keep your skin extra-moisturized and nourished during the winter months, but how can you actually do this?
1. Amp Up Your Skin Care Routine
Similar to how you change your clothes, like stocking up on fluffy sweaters and warm coats, you need to do the same with your skin care. When it’s cold, switch your lightweight moisturizer to a thicker, richer, more heavy-duty face cream. That’s because your skin will require extra nourishment to keep it plump and moist.
2. Do Not Crank Up Your Central Heating
Staying too long in super toasty indoor environments is comforting, but heated air causes low humidity, which leads to water evaporating from your skin faster. Not enough skin moisture can result in cracking, flaking and dull skin.
As central heating is a must-have when it’s freezing outside, it’s best to invest in a humidifier to keep the air moist.
3. Stop Taking Hot Baths And Showers
Yes, we know it’s heavenly soothing to take a long soak in bubbles or a steamy bath. However, hot baths and showers can diminish your skin’s natural protective barrier, which leads to dryness.
4. Pamper Your Skin With An Anti-Wrinkle Cream
While moisturizing your skin is a must-have in your winter skin care arsenal to combat dry skin, an anti-wrinkle cream is a way to give it extra TLC and protection. Pay special attention to some areas of your face, such as around your eyes, around your nose, sides of your lips and your chin. Wrinkles and fine lines are often visible in these areas.
A good anti-wrinkle treatment is Stemuderm by Solvaderm skin care. Stemuderm is concentrated anti-wrinkle solution that is made of powerful peptides and skin-firming complex that moisturizes your skin, making it soft and youthful. Plus, it plumps away fine lines and wrinkles.
Below you’ll find some of the most effective wrinkle serum/cream formulations on the market today, in our opinion.
Our Top Wrinkle Creams
Dermatologist Recommendations for Maintaining Younger, Healthier, Vibrant Looking Skin:
- Be certain to consistently apply the product(s) you choose in accordance with its directions for use;
- Pay special attention to your neck and hands while applying the product(s) you choose, as these areas reflect your age;
- Always use sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15;
- Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay well hydrated;
- Avoid excessive intake of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, as they may contribute to dehydration and exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; and
- Be sure to get adequate rest every day.