The drama repeats itself every year: after a warm summer comes a rainy autumn, followed by a cold winter. Our skin is confronted with cold temperatures outside and the heating air indoors every day. This makes it age faster and look sallow. With our anti-ageing tips for winter, you can specifically prevent skin ageing.
Already in October, the air smells like Christmas. The temperatures drop, the warm jumpers and scarves are unpacked and we drink more tea than coffee. We do this to keep the inside warm and often forget about the outside - our skin. Our largest organ suffers particularly in autumn and winter. The cold outside and the hot heated air inside stress the skin, irritate it and make it taut, which is why it ages faster. This is why many people develop facial wrinkles during the cold season. What can be done about it?
1. Take a sauna instead of a hot bath
What could be better than a hot bath after a cold walk or a hard day at work? How we love to do that! Just soak in it, feel the warmth and let the body be really pampered.
Unfortunately, hot baths are not good for our skin at all. This stresses the skin and also drains it. For this reason, you should not bathe too often, not so hot and not longer than 20 minutes. If you have very dry skin, you should only shower every other day in winter.
A good alternative to the bathtub is a sauna. Unlike hot water, sweating is incredibly good for our skin. It opens the pores and allows the dirt particles and sebum deposited in them to flow out. The pores can breathe better and absorb more oxygen. Skin ageing is slowed down and the skin looks healthier and more youthful.
2. More moisturiser
A true anti-aging tip for winter is more moisture. Due to the temperature differences, the skin dries out much faster and therefore loses tone and elasticity. For this reason, winter skin care should be moisturising and rich at the same time. Because the cold temperatures outside can cause small cracks in the skin. Additional protection is therefore indispensable.
Our Cellusana Nightcreme is ideal as an anti-aging care for the winter. Thanks to the signal molecules (cell peptides) it contains, the metabolism is stimulated, which slows down skin ageing. This reduces wrinkles and tightens the skin.
3. Squalane and shea butter: great anti-aging ingredients for winter
Furthermore, our Cellusana Nightcreme two important ingredients for proper winter care: squalane and shea butter. Squalane has been highly praised by skincare experts for several years as an insider tip for dry skin and a true anti-ageing agent. It is an odourless and colourless oil that has a silky soft texture. Especially for dry skin, this ingredient can work wonders. Squalane retains moisture and minimises water loss from the skin. As a result, the skin looks plumper and small wrinkles are reduced.
Shea butter is a natural consistency provider. It regulates the moisture content of your skin and has a moisturising and soothing effect. Thanks to the many unsaturated fatty acids, it is absorbed very well into the skin and leaves a silky feeling.
4. Exercise and nutrition
Of course, it is not always possible to go jogging or ride a bike in winter. But you should still get moving, because exercise is an important anti-ageing tip for winter. A balanced workout can help boost the production of growth hormones and provide more oxygen and nutrients for the skin through better blood circulation.
In addition to exercise, it is important to drink enough in winter to prevent premature ageing of the skin. Good drinks are unsweetened teas (except black tea) and water. Less good are coffee and alcoholic drinks. These dehydrate the body and make the skin look flabby and sluggish.
Do not forget to eat a diet rich in vitamins. Many people eat mainly fatty dishes during the cold season. At the same time, you should pay attention to the intake of necessary micronutrients. The best-known fruit in winter is the tangerine. It contains a lot of vitamin C, which protects our skin from free radicals.
5. Do not forget your eyes
The area around the eyes is sensitive and needs special attention. This is because the skin in this area is much thinner than the rest of the skin. The first wrinkles that we notice therefore appear right there. In winter, the eye area should also be protected. Try our eye care EYE WEAR sensitive. It contains avocado oil, aloe vera and shea butter - everything your skin needs in this area.