Say goodbye to dry skin and weak hair!
When winter and cold temperatures arrive, our skin suffers and needs a more intense moisturising routine. The same goes for our hair, which requires a boost to combat the ravages of the cold weather.
That’s why today we tell you:
- How does the cold affect our skin, hair and nails?
- 7 tips to strengthen your skin, hair and nails during the winter
How does the cold affect our skin, hair and nails?
We love winter. It’s the season for bundling up and cuddling, enjoying marathon sofa and movie sessions and endless bowls of hot chocolate.
But it’s also a time of falling temperatures, wind and even snow. It’s time to take care of your skin to keep it perfectly hydrated and combat the effects of the cold.
How does the cold affect the skin?
The scientific explanation is that sudden changes in temperature and cold air cause blood vessels to constrict, slowing down or blocking blood circulation and slowing down cell regeneration in our skin.
This fact makes it more difficult to keep hydrated, and it becomes sensitive and vulnerable. This moment is when redness, flaking, roughness or acne appear on the face.
Dehydration of hair in winter
Yes, the hair also loses its moisture in cold weather. As less blood reaches the scalp, it loses nourishment and natural shine because its outer layers break down.
Excess humidity, pollution, heating and blow-drying don’t help either… And our hair ends up looking dry, dull and brittle, lacking strength.
Effects of cold on nails
Our nails are also affected by the lack of hydration. They crack and weaken, causing them to break constantly during the winter. We must strengthen them from the root to keep them healthy during the cold season.
As you can see, hydration is the essential aspect to keep your skin, hair and nails healthy during the coldest months of the year. Although it is not the only one, here are some more ideas and tips you can follow to avoid the consequences of the cold on your body!
7 tips for winter skin, hair and nail care
Now you have a better idea of what causes your skin, hair and nails to suffer in winter, but what else can you do?
1. Moisturise, moisturise and moisturise
It is the primary weapon against the cold and the basis to prevent skin from drying out, hair from losing shine and nails from breaking.
To keep your skin perfectly hydrated, we recommend using non-invasive products that maintain its optimum and constant PH, natural products such as essential oils.
Rosehip oil, for example, helps to protect your skin from low temperatures.
Silicium Laboratories uses rosehip oil from Chile, and its exclusive organic silicon formula in Silicium Rosa Mosqueta, its daily use fluid cream for facial care.
Silicium Rosa Mosqueta provides deep hydration to the skin of your face and neck and gives it a healthy and luminous appearance.
It also prevents wrinkles, minimises expression lines, reduces skin blemishes and redness and helps to eliminate marks and scars.
In short, our skin will look ultra-smooth and ultra-smooth.
2. Help yourself with natural supplements that boost hydration
We all know that the beauty you see on the outside has its origins on the inside, and it is an excellent idea to boost your beauty routine with supplements such as Vitamin E or Selenium.
Vitamin E and Selenium are potent antioxidants that stimulate cell regeneration. Together, these supplements have the power to promote tissue elasticity and prevent the onset of degenerative diseases; they improve blood circulation and repair damaged skin tissue.
If we add these benefits to those that organic silicon brings to your body, we have the perfect combination to keep us beautiful inside and out. And this combination is provided by unique supplements such as G7 Beauty Capsules.
3. Use products with gentle ingredients and formulas
We can offer you endless tips for winter skincare or dry skin, but the best advice we can give you is to use products formulated with natural, non-aggressive and non-abrasive ingredients.
Use creams, lotions, serums, oils and dietary supplements formulated and created from gentle components such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid.
All Silicium Laboratories products are made from natural components, totally respectful with your skin and your organism.
4. Avoid boiling water on your skin
Although a super hot shower is the only thing that takes away the cold in winter… In the long run, it is better to use lukewarm water to avoid dehydration of the skin and loss of lubrication. It’s just a matter of getting used to it. Your body will soon acclimatise, we promise.
5. Pay more attention to your hands and lips
Both areas are more sensitive than the rest to high temperatures and, although all our skin is affected by dehydration in winter, we must protect our hands and lips with more care.
For the lips, the use of protective balms is our great ally to keep them moisturised. And for the hands, we should look for a specific hand cream. It is crucial to avoid excessive soap and wipes that increase dryness and, as far as possible, protect them from the cold with gloves or by putting them in your pockets.
6. Exfoliate your skin only as much as necessary
Exfoliation is a necessary step to remove dead skin cells and promote the deep penetration of the moisturising products we use. The problem is that excessive exfoliation can irritate our skin, so it is advisable to exfoliate once a week in winter, especially if your skin is sensitive or dry.
7. Use intensive beauty treatments
We have recommended beauty products with natural ingredients and supplements. We have also advised you to take advantage of the winter to enjoy evenings with a sofa, a movie and a blanket (remember that everything tastes better with chocolate…). And now we advise you to take advantage of those evenings to stretch the beauty treatments you do at home and leave them on for more extended periods.
Complement your routine with moisturising masks, essential oils and natural balms specifically for skin and hair. Moisturise your hands, and don’t forget your nails!
Find out more about your winter beauty allies here!