The 6 golden rules for perfect skin in winter
This winter, between semi-confinement and temperature variations (cold outside, hot inside), everything is good for drying out the epidermis. To help the face defend itself against external aggressions, it is not enough to moisturize the skin, the whole skincare routine needs to be adapted. Targeted care, essential gestures: our best advice for glowing and radiant skin, even in winter.
Each season, it is imperative to adopt a dedicated skincare prescription. The main problem in winter is obviously dry skin. Because the skin bears the full brunt of the drop in outside temperatures, but also, and particularly this year, because the curfew and the travel restrictions imposed lead us to stay more often and longer at home, between fireplace, artificial heating and hearty end-of-year dishes that tend to clog the pores. To display super hydrated skin in winter, here are our 6 tips to apply until the end of March.
When it's cold, in terms of care, as in terms of clothing, stacking layers can be interesting. For fresh and shiny skin even when the temperatures drop, we take inspiration from the Koreans by superimposing treatments and textures. The ideal winter routine? A combination of oils, serums, day or night masks and moisturizers that are applied in a very specific order. The golden rule? Go from lightest to thickest. In practice, we start with a fluid serum, before continuing with a light moisturizer then a richer one to finish with one or more nourishing oils.
Our favorite marocMaroc product: The nourishing face cream, Richesse d'Arganier , an ultra moisturizing cocoon treatment whose generous fatty phase (argan oil) combined with the aqueous phase (hyaluronic acid), allows double hydration.
Choose a comforting makeup remover
If in the summer, foaming formulas are popular because they deeply clean the pores and fight against excess sebum due to the heat, in the winter, on the other hand, it is advisable to opt for a more comforting solution. In this respect, cleansing milk wins the approval of the pros. Thanks to its emollient, moisturizing and soothing active ingredients, the cleansing milk respects the hydrolipidic film of the skin. Enough to get rid of all the residue of make-up, mascara and other impurities, without stripping the skin's balance.
Our favorite marocMaroc product: The gentle cleansing milk, Caresse de Néroli for its rich and melting texture that cleanses, soothes and moisturizes at the same time.
Opt for a suitable exfoliator
Contrary to popular belief, exfoliation is just as necessary in winter as it is in summer. Provided that we reduce the frequency a little (1 to 2 times a week maximum) and that we move towards soft and moisturizing textures. The ideal? A balm formula enriched with natural microbeads which stimulates the sebaceous glands while activating the natural hydration of the skin via the hydrolipidic film.
Our favorite marocMaroc product: The exfoliating wax cream, Grains de Lumière for its balm formula which on contact with water softens and becomes lactescent, for a gentle exfoliation. Gentle on the skin, it flushes out dead cells and gives the skin a velvety softness without rushing it.
Protect yourself from UVB rays
Even in winter, even in gray or rainy weather, the sun's rays are as dangerous as in summer. Hence the imperative need to continue to use sunscreens with a minimum SPF 30. In town, whether you're driving or simply going for a walk, don't forget to protect yourself by favoring light, non-greasy textures that blend well under makeup. Smart, mists that evenly diffuse micro-droplets and allow you to reapply easily throughout the day.
Not the medical ones, well not only, but those who especially want good for our skin. Because in winter, the humidity level drops, the water in the air evaporates more quickly and this is how the skin becomes dehydrated. Result, thirsty, the epidermis has more difficulty assimilating nutrients, the vicious (polar) circle is engaged. The parade ? Immediately follow the exfoliation with a good purifying and/or moisturizing mask.
Our favorite marocMaroc product: The very purifying mask, Terre du Désert , especially if you have combination to oily skin. 100% composed of natural ingredients and endowed with a creamy and comfortable texture, it purifies and rebalances the skin texture.
Have a healthy lifestyle
We're not going to blame you, 2020 has been terrible for everyone and the end of the year is made for everything except feeling guilty. Nevertheless, between the travel restrictions, the curfew and the temporary closure of restaurants, our morale takes a hit. And our body too. Deprived more than usual from the outside, our vitamin D levels drop sharply. To remedy this, we take care to expose our body (or failing that, our face) to the sun for a few minutes a day, this is more than enough for the body to synthesize what it needs. In the kitchen, we stock up on oily fish, eggs, cereals or even avocado. In the bedroom or the living room, we take care not to put the heating or the reversible air conditioning too loud. Finally, we drink a lot of water! It's the #1 key to well-hydrated skin. At the rate of a minimum of 1.5 litres/day, the skin of the face is more supple, more resistant and more radiant.
Article Mag marocMorocco Interview by Éléonore A. Bénit, journalist and influencer