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Take care of dry skin in winter

Winter and dry skin often go hand in hand. And for good reason. When temperatures drop, your skin (especially on the face and hands) is particularly exposed. If you combine this with "hot-cold" variations between inside and outside and frequent use of soaps or hydroalcoholic gels, you have a recipe for dehydration. So here's how to take care of your skin.

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Dry or dehydrated skin in winter?

With feelings of tightness and visible redness, winter takes its toll on our skin. But does cold dry out or dehydrate the skin?

Well, a bit of both. In winter, cold weather has the unfortunate tendency to reduce sebum production. When it is cold, our body prioritises the circulation of vital organs and leaves others, such as the epidermis, to one side. The activity of the sebaceous glands slows. Less sebum means fewer lipids. The hydrolipidic film, which is supposed to protect the skin, cannot perform as well. The moisture evaporates more easily.

So your skin needs to be nourished and moisturised.

Why nourish your skin?


As soon as the cold weather arrives, it's time to change my routine and use rich creams or balms, both for the face and the body.

How to take care of your face in winter?

Cold increases skin dryness... but so does heat! So, when washing, lower the water temperature to between 32°C and 34°C. Additional drying and irritating elements are soaps. Whether they are solid or liquid, forget them. Go for ultra-rich dermatological gels or lotions. They respect the skin's pH level, don't dry out the skin and, as a bonus, they have a strong superfatting power. 

Finally, don't forget to remove your make-up. For a “cocooning” moment rediscover the benefits of a lotion you apply with your fingertips. The creamy texture of the milk and the softness of the fingers gently remove make-up without drying out your skin. And to remove the milk, use reusable cotton pads soaked in thermal water. Comfort guaranteed.

Learn more about the dry skin on the face


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In winter, Cold Cream & serum

In winter, your skin needs to be constantly nourished and moisturised, both day and night.

Cold Cream, a coat for your skin

During prolonged exposure to cold, protect your skin with Cold Cream. This is the ultimate "coat" cream! In the evening, if your skin is particularly dry, replace your usual night cream with a cold cream. You’ll see that your skin will regain softness from the very first applications. A few days (or rather nights) are enough to lastingly counteract the skin dryness caused by the cold. Do pampering treatments as often as necessary.

A serum to boost the effectiveness of creams

If the "rich" texture of Cold Cream does not suit you, apply a serum just before. The advantage is that it does not affect the finish of the creams. This way, the skin is not overloaded with oil and the make-up holds well. Adopt this practice at each change of season, when the skin is particularly fragile.


In winter, dryness can easily affect the lips. How do you protect them?

Dry lips are not glamorous. To remedy this, start with a scrub to remove small dead skin cells. Then apply a lip balm for faster healing.

As for makeup, when lips are too dry, lipstick doesn’t apply evenly. Start with hydration with a nourishing stick that will be used as a base for lipstick. And if your lips are really too chapped to wear make-up, replace your lipstick with a beautifying balm that colours your lips while nourishing them. 

How do you take care of dry hands?

How do you take care of dry hands?

The first common sense tip to avoid dry hands is to wear gloves whenever you go out. If your skin is still dry, apply a concentrated hand cream with a cold cream several times a day. And don't forget to apply it before going to sleep, the best time for skin’s own natural cell renewal process.

And if you experience extremely dry skin, the Cicalfate healing cream will have both a restorative and insulating effect.

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