WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO LOOK AFTER OUR SKIN IN WINTER?
During the winter time many people get dry or very dry skin, the complexion comes across as pale, tired and old-looking. At the same time, we feel a tightening of the skin, sometimes associated with itching most frequent following cleansing. The reason for this: At +8°C, the sebaceous glands produce considerably fewer lipids. And that´s why all skin types require more moisturiser than during the summer – even oily or impure skin. Bases without water or with only little water such as lipogels, oily pastes and water-in-oil emulsions protect the skin from the cold, and prevent excessive evaporation of skin moisture.
Tips for care of dry skin
Dry skin should be cleansed mornings and evenings using a very mild cleanser. DR. KITZINGER® Foam has been designed especially for dry, sensitive skin and for cleansing skin with neurodermitis. The creamy foam is very kind to the skin with its low tenside concentration, and its natural lipids support the regeneration of the skin’s protective layer. The temperature of the water used for cleansing purposes should be between 32 and 35°C, since hotter water unnecessarily increases the fat and moisture losses of the skin. Afterwards, use DR. KITZINGER® Toner which soothes the skin with its active ingredients such as camomile extract and allantoin, restoring the pH value of the protective layer of the skin to a neutral 5.5.
The best skin care effect is achieved immediately after cleansing. It is a good idea to moisture the skin when it is still damp, in order to prevent the evaporation of water. For normal/only moderately dry skin, DR. KITZINGER® Rich face cream has been developed. With its biomimetic preen oil and hyaluronic acid, it provides the perfect amount of lipids and moisturising factors. For dry, sensitive skin, on the other hand, a more intensive skin care product is required: with its W/O emulsion, DR. KITZINGER® Extra perfectly covers this requirement. In the correct formula, masks can be used once a week. This makes it possible to not only look after, but to treat dry skin to a high concentration of active substances. DR. KITZINGER® CreMa fulfils a double function: thanks to its high concentration of lipids, hyaluronic acid and a vitamin complex, it is suitable both as a high-quality basic skin care product for daily use and, applied more generously, as a particularly intensive mask.