That’s it, winter has finally settled in Switzerland with its lot of snow, wind and temperatures near zero degrees. Beanies, gloves, coats are your new allies to face the fall of the temperatures. But have you planned for protection against the dryness of your skin? In the same way as the rest of your body, you must also take care of it and protect it from the cold! Here are our tips to prepare your epidermis for different winter attacks!

Let’s first understand why the skin dries up in winter…

Dry skin in winter

Dry skin is very common with the arrival of winter because the ambient air is drier. Each season has a more or less strong influence on the hydration of the skin. During the winter season, on the one hand temperature, wind, overheated flats and rapid changes in temperature accentuate this phenomenon of “drying”.

Also, the drying of our skin is directly related to the water and lipid content of the epidermis. Looking closer at our skin, we notice that it is covered with a thin protective layer composed of fat and water. Sebum, composed of 96% lipids, is produced by the sebaceous glands present in the dermis.

Sebaceous glands produce less fat in winter. As a result, the natural protection of the epidermis is affected And if this winter you take care of your skin?

That’s it, winter has finally settled in Switzerland with its lot of snow, wind and temperatures near zero degrees. Beanies, gloves, coats are your new allies to face the fall of the temperatures. But have you planned for protection against the dryness of your skin? In the same way as the rest of your body, you must also take care of it and protect it from the cold! Here are our tips to prepare your epidermis for different winter attacks!

Let’s first understand why the skin dries up in winter …

Dry skin in winter

Dry skin is very common with the arrival of winter because the ambient air is drier. Each season has a more or less strong influence on the hydration of the skin. During the winter season, on the one hand temperature, wind, overheated flats and rapid changes in temperature accentuate this phenomenon of “drying”.

Also, the drying of our skin is directly related to the water and lipid content of the epidermis. Looking closer at our skin, we notice that it is covered with a thin protective layer composed of fat and water. Sebum, composed of 96% lipids, is produced by the sebaceous glands present in the dermis.

Sebaceous glands produce less fat in winter. As a result, the natural protection of the epidermis is affected. The dryness of the skin results from the combined action of winter with the decrease of the amount of lipids in the body.

How to fix it and have a beautiful skin during the winter?

Take care of the dryness of the skin is possible by strengthening the lipid layer to maintain the proper hydration of the skin by acting inside and outside the epidermis.

Nutritional advice to act from the inside and have less dry skin.

To act deeply on your skin, food will be your best ally. To maintain a good balance and a good protection of your cutaneous barrier it is advisable to drink at least 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day to counteract the dehydration of the skin. Water helps to activate the work of the liver and to eliminate the waste and the toxins which tarnish the complexion.

A fatty acid intake is beneficial for the skin because lipids play an essential role in cell structuring. So our advice is to enrich your meals by:

The application of moisturizing lotion and cream also strengthens the lipid layer and regulates the hydration of the epidermis.

For that, moisturize your skin with natural cares, soothing and repairing lotions. We recommend two kinds of natural solutions:

Omega 3 and Omega 6

Omega 3 : present in vegetable oils such as camelina oil and rapeseed oil. They are also found in oily fish (wild salmon, sardines).

Omega 6 : borage oil is particularly well indicated for the good balance of the skin, thanks to its gamma-linolenic acid content.

These two sources of lipids provide essential fatty acids, and vitamin E, which promote the hydration of the upper layers of the epidermis and also play an antioxidant role in fighting against free radicals such as stress, tobacco, pollution.

To fill up with essential fatty acids during the winter, you will opt for borage-based dietary supplements such as OmegabianeCapelanBourrache from the Pileje laboratory or two tablespoons of Escofine organic rapeseed oil per day.

 Tips for acting on the outside

The application of moisturizing lotion and cream also strengthens the lipid layer and regulates the hydration of the epidermis.

For that, moisturize your skin with natural cares, soothing and repairing lotions. We recommend two kinds of natural solutions:

winter skin care

Solutions based on Aloe Vera. This plant has a centuries-old history against skin problems. It is a real ally in everyday life, it moisturizes the skin deeply and helps retain its moisture but it also has a beneficial action on small wounds.

The pomegranate products have a history and characteristics very similar to Aloe Vera. The fruit, its seeds and its bark have been used for millennia in medicine. The regenerative and protective properties of the pomegranate are out of pairs.

Solutions such as Dr. Jacob’s pomegranate face cream or Aloe Vera Bio native gel are ideal for fighting dry skin by applying them daily.

All these ingredients will act in synergy to nourish the skin, firm it and help fight against aging. The epidermis will regain a balance via the restoration of its cutaneous barrier which will fight more effectively against external irritants, and a fortiori against the decrease of the hydration of the skin.d. The dryness of the skin results from the combined action of winter with the decrease of the amount of lipids in the body.

How to fix it and have a beautiful skin during the winter?

Take care of the dryness of the skin is possible by strengthening the lipid layer to maintain the proper hydration of the skin by acting inside and outside the epidermis.

Nutritional advice to act from the inside and have less dry skin.

To act deeply on your skin, food will be your best ally. To maintain a good balance and a good protection of your cutaneous barrier it is advisable to drink at least 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day to counteract the dehydration of the skin. Water helps to activate the work of the liver and to eliminate the waste and the toxins which tarnish the complexion.

A fatty acid intake is beneficial for the skin because lipids play an essential role in cell structuring. So our advice is to enrich your meals by:

The application of moisturizing lotion and cream also strengthens the lipid layer and regulates the hydration of the epidermis.

For that, moisturize your skin with natural cares, soothing and repairing lotions. We recommend two kinds of natural solutions:

Omega 3 and Omega 6

Omega 3 : present in vegetable oils such as camelina oil and rapeseed oil. They are also found in oily fish (wild salmon, sardines).

Omega 6 : borage oil is particularly well indicated for the good balance of the skin, thanks to its gamma-linolenic acid content.

These two sources of lipids provide essential fatty acids, and vitamin E, which promote the hydration of the upper layers of the epidermis and also play an antioxidant role in fighting against free radicals such as stress, tobacco, pollution .

To fill up with essential fatty acids during the winter, you will opt for borage-based dietary supplements such as OmegabianeCapelanBourrache from the Pileje laboratory or two tablespoons of Escofine organic rapeseed oil per day.

Tips for acting on the outside

The application of moisturizing lotion and cream also strengthens the lipid layer and regulates the hydration of the epidermis.

For that, moisturize your skin with natural cares, soothing and repairing lotions. We recommend two kinds of natural solutions:

Winter skin care

Solutions based on Aloe Vera. This plant has a centuries-old history against skin problems. It is a real ally in everyday life, it moisturizes the skin deeply and helps retain its moisture but it also has a beneficial action on small wounds.

The pomegranate products have a history and characteristics very similar to Aloe Vera. The fruit, its seeds and its bark have been used for millennia in medicine. The regenerative and protective properties of the pomegranate are out of pairs.

Solutions such as Dr. Jacob’s pomegranate face cream or Aloe Vera Bio native gel are ideal for fighting dry skin by applying them daily.

All these ingredients will act in synergy to nourish the skin, firm it and help fight against aging. The epidermis will regain a balance via the restoration of its cutaneous barrier which will fight more effectively against external irritants, and a fortiori against the decrease of the hydration of the skin.

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