If we want to keep our skin beautiful, smooth and above all healthy, we also need to take proper care of it. In winter, however, the demands on skin care increase even more. The skin suffers from a lack of sunlight and gusts of icy wind are not good for it either. The skin is the largest organ of our body and deserves our increased attention.
When we were little, we were used to our parents greasing our mouths with deer tallow in the mountains. So that the frost wouldn’t burn it, in the vernacular. Lips don’t have their own protective layer of fat and are therefore even more sensitive than the surrounding skin. Nowadays, the market offers all kinds of lip balms and lip balms. We can choose from a whole range of flavours and fragrances. We recommend reaching for balms that contain the following ingredients:
- Vitamin E
- Shea butter
- Coconut oil
The skin on the face lubricates itself to some extent. In winter, however, this ability seems to be insufficient and the skin requires a regular dose of cream. Before you go out in the cold, lubricate yourself. We recommend choosing creams that are more oily, preferably those with a protective factor. In earlier times, lard and hemp ointments served people well. Some women don’t like coconut oil alone. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to treat yourself to a nourishing mask.
Particularly people who have naturally sensitive skin should take extra care of it in the cold. This applies especially to individuals with a fair phenotype. By this we mean people with freckles, fair skin, red or blonde hair. The tiny hair follicles beneath the surface of the skin of such sensitive individuals have a higher tendency to break.
What about the hands?
Even when we wear warm knitted gloves, the frost finds its way to the sensitive skin on our hands. It is an undeniable fact that the extremities are the first to suffer in the cold. The constant changes in temperature as you move from the outside to the inside and vice versa are also a greater burden. So also regularly apply a nourishing cream to your hands and keep them warm.