In winter, your skin goes through a roller coaster of sensations that are more intense than at any other time of the year. Take just one step outside and the polar wind whips your face. Back inside, the heating system is running at full blast and dries out your skin. In the shower, you warm up under a jet of hot water. It's no wonder your skin suffers from dehydration, irritation and cracks. Just look at what you put it through!
If you make ONE resolution this winter, this should be it: to regain control of your skin's health by adopting these five daily steps recommended by dermatologists and skin specialists.
1. Avoid hot showers
Hot showers and baths are the archenemy of dry skin! Tip #1: Stick to warm water as much as possible.
Tip #2: As soon as you get out of the shower or bath, hydrate your skin right away. Try Hydractiv Coconut Melting Balm. It’s a moisturizing must!
A hydration super star, it’s also known for its repairing, healing and anti-inflammatory benefits that make it ideal for sensitive skin. As for its emollient properties, they limit water loss from the skin, helping to repair the skin barrier, which is constantly threatened at this time of year. Its great added value: our formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid for a multiplied hydration index. On the body, hair, hands, face or lips, a small amount is enough for maximum benefits!
Clinically proven results:
88% deeply moisturizes skin
83% soothes atopic skin
88% moisturizes hands and cuticles
80% deeply moisturizes lips
82% deeply moisturizes hair
2. The benefits of a humidifier
When the air is hot and dry, the water in your skin evaporates faster. You can therefore imagine the stress that heaters running at full capacity can cause to your epidermis! To stay warm while avoiding skin tightness, use a humidifier to restore a humidity level between 30% and 50%.
3. Irritating formulas? No thanks!
In winter, the lipidic barrier of your skin is weakened, which consequently makes your epidermis sensitive. In other words, just say no to irritating solutions (alcohol) and excessively abrasive scrubs. At Jouviance, our three cleansers (gel, foam or milk) from the Hydractiv line have been formulated to gently cleanse, moisturize and protect skin. Complete your routine with the Hydractiv Exfoliant Gentle Purifying Scrub, a weekly anti-imperfections treatment that deeply nourishes the skin with the addition of shea butter.
4. Mission: hydration
Because we don't have the scorching heat to remind us, we often forget to drink water during the winter. And yet! Given the extreme conditions to which our skin is subjected, it’s all the more important to stay hydrated. The goal? 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Your skin will thank you for it.
5. Focus on richer, silicone-free and mineral oil-free formulas
As the seasons change, your skincare routine should too. In the middle of winter, put aside your light lotions and take out your winter arsenal. Our Hydractiv Skin Rescue is the dermocosmetic champion for restoring the skin's hydrolipidic barrier.
With one of the highest concentrations of biolipids on the market (6.9%) and its clever blend of ceramides, omegas, cholesterol and shea butter, it’s a favourite among dermatologists for treating rough, dehydrated, irritated and cracked skin. Even skin affected by eczema will be grateful for its lipid-replenishing power! More importantly, it can be used on the face, body and the sensitive skin around the eyes. It’s an essential to carry with you at all times!
Clinically proven effectiveness:
98% better hydration
87% reduction in irritation
87% improvement in skin health
78% reduction in redness