"The nature of most cosmetic fables is the same: on the Internet (where we as modern people climb for any information) there are always" seasoned "people who give advice on a cosmic scale and cosmic nonsense at the same time," says Elizaveta Gorbachevskaya, a leading La Mer expert in Russia and the CIS … For reliable information, she suggests referring to medical reference books (which are also available on the network) or directly to cosmetologists with medical education.
There is certainly logic in this, but we continue to read the horror stories on the forums of varying degrees of reliability. But the main authors of horror films about frostbite do not understand: the main function of moisturizing creams is not to bring in moisture from the outside, but to preserve what is already there and to establish the production of systemic proteins and hyaluronic acid. “We are not so much trying to deliver fluid into the tissues as creating a protective barrier between us and the environment,” insists Elizabeth. “Plus, the texture the skin absorbs doesn't freeze for two reasons. First, the temperature of a healthy person is 36.6 degrees, which means that what you rub on your face will not turn into ice according to the laws of physics (if it were otherwise, the water molecules already inside the cells would freeze and explode them from the inside). And secondly, there is always a certain lipid component in creams. "The only contraindication is the notorious H2O on the surface: it is still not recommended to go out into the cold with drops of thermal water on the forehead and cheeks.
Hydra Zen Moisturizing Night Serum Mask, Lancome
Divine Harmony Moisturizing and Regenerating Anti-Aging Cream, L'Occitane
Hydra Collagenist Moisturizing Cream for Dry Skin, Helena Rubinstein
Anti-return care, strengthens the skin's protective barrier Slow Age, Vichy
In short, moisturizing the skin in cold weather is not only possible, but also necessary.
Overdried air in rooms with central heating, temperature changes and out-of-season stress thin the lipid barrier that retains moisture, plus dry out the skin from the inside: everything from the birth of neurons to the expansion / narrowing of blood vessels, which occurs when a sharp change from heat to cold and vice versa, requires fluid.
And dehydration, in turn, threatens with premature aging - without enough moisture, the cells lose their viability: they are less renewed and stop producing the required amount of collagen, elastin, and further down the list. First, you see a dim face light, then the first signs of aging join it.
“Moisturizing cream is the foundation of care at any time of the year. You can't save on it,”Gorbachevskaya is firmly convinced.
But what about the recommendations to necessarily change the moisturizer to a nutritious one with the arrival of winter? Skip our ears! There is no universal advice for everyone: someone needs it, but someone is contraindicated.
Day cream Purslane Face Day cream, Dr. Barbara Sturm
Moisturizing Soft Cream The Moisturizing Soft Cream, La Mer
Intensive Hydration Day Cream, NaturaSiberica for Copenhagen
Hydra-Repair Cream-Masque, Grown Alchemist
Emultion Marine Moisturizing Cream, Anne Semonin
“Even with twins, the amount of sebum secreted by the skin is different, how can you give the same advice to completely different people?” - the La Mer expert wonders. When choosing a treatment, she recommends applying it on your face (not on your hand!), And then, closing your eyes for 10 seconds, listen to the skin - it is she who is your best advisor. “Only when the skin is in a state of comfort is its regenerative capacity turned on to the maximum. And if it pulls somewhere or, on the contrary, is too bold, they go down,”assures Elizabeth.
The only exception is extremely low temperatures: for residents of the middle zone it is -15, and for the peoples of the far north, it is somewhat lower. Here, relying on the natural lipid balance is no longer worth it, the body needs to be helped by changing the usual texture to a slightly more saturated one. “This is the only case when it’s better to give a damn about the inner voice that may protest - they say it’s too oily. Here you need to endure: either the frosts will subside earlier, or the body will understand that you were right.”>