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Winter Skin Care and effective ways of moisturizing the skin

November 9th, 2016

Taking care of our skin in the dark winter months can be a full-time job! Moisturizing and hydrating the dry skin, however, can be made easier if we are aware of what the key points are. In this way we can avoid undertaking unnecessary courses of action, and keep our skin as healthy as possible – so read on!

Dry skin


Part 1. Dry and rough skin due to the cold.


The temperature drops of the early winter period can lead to dehydrated skin, as we all know. This is because low temperatures and their accompanying lack of humidity cause the surface of the skin to lose moisture.

To counter this, I would recommend changing the cosmetics line you normally use for one richer in moisturising ingredients. If you still find this unsatisfactory, a hydrating serum and/or boosting moisturising facial masks can be a more direct way of rehydrating.


Serums and masks enhance the nourishing and moisturising effects of the skin. In this way they have a role to play in preventing sensitive skin becoming rough, as the weakened skin barrier function caused by dryness will be strengthened.


Part 2. Dryness, dullness, wrinkles and sagging of the skin due to poor blood circulation 


From the months of November to February, the air temperature drops significantly. Dryness in the skin is affected most by climate and heating, and low temperatures lead to poor blood circulation and accompanying lowering of metabolic function. This is what causes dull and sagging skin at this time of the year. Raising the metabolism’s effectiveness is key to winter skin care.

self massage

To achieve this, we can try skin self-massage!

The basis of self-massage is massaging along the muscles with a firm yet comfortable pressure. Massaging from the inside to the outside and from bottom to top will increase the beneficial effects too. I would also recommend using home facial equipment such as ionic handy facial machines.


Part 3: When the skin turns red it will cause sensitivity and discomfort.


Due to dryness, treating inflamed skin first requires sedation, moisturizing and protection. In the wintertime, I would recommend a lotion pack that increases the moisturizing effect on your skin. This lotion should contain moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and ceramide, and should be immersed in a face sheet or cotton. In addition, in order to suppress skin roughness and improve the skin’s moisturizing power, we recommend the ODT pack method, which coats the skin after applying calendula oil and jojoba oil. These have highly anti-inflammatory effects. Your own moisturizing cream can also be effective.

Here is the ODT method.


Part 4: Internal skin care


If your skin always becomes dry and sensitive in winter, there is a limit to what outside care can achieve. You may need to address the problem internally instead to improve the quality of your skin response to the changing seasons. First of all, drink 1.5 litres of water a day! Based on this intake, the recommended method is …

Chia seed

Omega 3!

Omega 3 is rich in ingredients derived from fish, including DPA (docosapentaenoic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Chia seed (including Omega 3) has also become popular in recent years.

Omega 3 makes the blood smooth, activates the brain and enhances the moisturizing power and flexibility of the skin against the cold. In addition, it enhances the barrier function and also has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also effective for dry and allergic skin. In winter, the cold weather and decrease in sunlight can cause exhaustion of both physical strength and feelings, but Omega 3’s ability to strengthen the immune system and trigger antidepressant actions also help maintain mind and body power throughout the season.

Omega 3 can also be supplemented with other good supplements. It will prevent the skin from drying out, and can be used as a vitality agent in winter.