Tips for a 40-Year-Old Career Woman How to Protect the Skin During the Harsh Winter Months

The skin of the face needs regular care, but the care for it differs significantly at different times of the year. In winter, the skin can suffer from wind and cold. Its condition can worsen due to the low humidity in heated offices and buildings. The skin is negatively affected by the big temperature difference between the inside and outside. With care during winter, any businesswoman or career woman should not only focus on skin moisture which plays an important role, but also nutrition and protection.

Skin care for a businesswomen or career woman in the winter months

The body reacts to the onset of cold weather by thickening the stratum corneum of the epidermis.

The process of sebum production slows down, so oily skin becomes mixed.

  • Normal to dry, dry

  • Dehydrated

  • Sensitive

Every time you go outside, no matter the conditions, it is a test for your skin. It needs to adapt to an immediate temperature difference of up to 20 - 40 degrees in wintertime. Cold, wind, snow - all these factors negatively affect the skin, accelerate the aging process. You can also experience issues with the skin, such as:

  • Inflammation

  • Rosacea

  • Redness

  • Dryness

  • Cracked lips

  • Dull complexion

  • Peeling

For a businesswoman or a career woman, maintaining the skin can be challenging. Let's think of winter as a great chance to pamper your skin with intensive care with various products that do not work for the summer months.

Here are some tips and tricks for women 40+ to help protect your skin during the harsh winter months

  • We first cleansed the skin in the summer and then moisturized it, but we should replace moisturizing with nutrition in winter. Also, in the winter cold, you will additionally need a cream to protect the skin from adverse environmental influences, which performs a protective function. The cream can be applied to the face no later than 40 minutes before going outside so that it has time to be absorbed.

  • Avoid prolonged hot baths - a hot bath or shower can strip the skin of the protective fat layer. It is advisable to use warm water when washing hands and face.

  • Sunscreen isn't just good for the summer months. Winter sun rays combined with snow glare can cause severely damaged skin on the face and hands.

  • Winter is the perfect time for professional skin peeling. This particular procedure is carried out exclusively in winter. It restores the epidermis' protective properties and increases the resistance of tissues to sudden changes in temperature. This procedure also accelerates collagen production, promotes the renewal of the skin cells, may help with local pigmented age spots and wrinkles, and eliminates the spider veins and small scars.

  • Pay special attention to the skin on the lips and the corner of the eye; there are no sebaceous glands. Avoid using Chapstick or lip balm. These areas need better protection with a cosmetic made for these delicate areas. You can fight small wrinkles around the eyes, which are formed from wind, frost, and dry office air, with the help of nourishing cream. It is optimal to apply it two to three times a day between visits to the outdoors.

  • Do not neglect taking care of your hands in winter; the skin of your hands is often left open and exposed to cold temperatures. Applying a moisturizer to the hands will regenerate the epidermis and reliably protect the skin. Gloves should be worn when going outside to avoid irritation of the skin.

  • Avoid using alcohol-based lotions, abrasive scrubs, or harsh, alkaline cleansers, all of which will destroy the skin's lipid layer and lead to skin dehydration.

  • In the winter season, cosmetic face masks are more relevant than ever. During this period, the skin becomes dry, chapped, and hypersensitive. The winter face mask will become an elixir of freshness and youthfulness for the skin. A well-groomed, moisturized dermis will allow you to enjoy all the delights of the weather without worrying about low temperatures and piercing wind.

  • Vitamin E, fish oil, flaxseed oil (taken orally) will moisturize the skin from the inside during winter. It is also advisable to introduce food with omega-3 into the diet: fish, green vegetables, fruits, nuts.

  • During low temperatures, blood circulation around the scalp flows more slowly, and the hair receives fewer badly needed nutrients. It is essential to use moisturizing and nourishing balms and hair masks; use gentle products and leave-in serums to cleanse your hair.

These tips will get you through the winter months looking fresh, youthful, and ready to take on the office or remote environment.

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