You think you can reach for the cream every now and then in winter, and that’s it? Summer may still forgive one or two negligences – the cold temperatures in winter are more ungracious. The explanation is simple: the colder the air, the drier it is and the more moisture it extracts from our skin. In addition, at temperatures of less than eight degrees Celsius, the production of our own fat film is reduced.
Rich creams for cold temperatures
But it is this fat that our skin needs. Because it is this protective acid mantle that not only keeps our skin supple, but also functions as a natural protective barrier. It keeps moisture in the skin and bacteria and fungi out. The consequence of skin whose fat protection is attacked: the protective barrier becomes permeable, our skin becomes even drier. The drier it becomes, the easier bacteria can penetrate. Itching, reddened skin and even wheals can result.
Provides extra care at cold temperatures: Urea Repair by Eucerin. The active ingredients urea and lactate bind the moisture and thus support the skin’s natural protective barrier.
Bioderma’s Atoderm Nutritive Cream is suitable for dry, sensitive skin. Free of parabens and fragrances, but with rich avocado oil.
With the Hydro Boost Cream Gel from Neutrogena, the hyaluron gel complex acts like a moisture reservoir.