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Surviving Extreme Cold Weather With Your Skin Intact

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Winter is here and with it comes extreme cold weather. Even though layers are essential for surviving cold temperatures, it’s also important to remember to take care of your skin. The harsh elements can cause dryness, dehydration, and even frostbite if you’re not careful. Here’s what you need to know about how extreme cold affects your skin and how to protect yourself this winter season.

 

The Effects of Extreme Cold on Skin

Extremely frigid temperatures can cause your skin to become dry, cracked, and rough. This is because the cold air strips your skin of its natural oils, leaving it unprotected against the environmental factors such as wind or sun exposure. In addition, low humidity levels in the winter months can dehydrate your skin and lead to an uncomfortable feeling of tightness or itchiness. On top of all that, if you don’t bundle up correctly when venturing outdoors in extreme weather conditions, you could be at risk for frostbite—a serious condition caused by freezing temperatures that can result in permanent damage to the affected areas of skin.

 

How To Protect Yourself From Extreme Cold

Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself from the harsh effects of extreme cold weather on your skin.

Moisturize Regularly

One of the most important things you can do for your skin when it starts to get cold is to moisturize regularly (at least once a day). Use an oil-based moisturizer that will lock in moisture and help keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. Apply your moisturizer every day after showering and before you go outside.

Don’t forget to apply lip balm as well! Chapped lips are not only uncomfortable but also unattractive, so keep that luscious smile looking its best by using a good quality lip balm throughout the day.

Use Protective Gear

When heading outdoors, make sure you are properly protected from the elements by wearing protective clothing such as gloves, hats, and scarves. This will not only protect your face from the wind but also prevent chafing due to rubbing against cold surfaces. Layer clothing items such as sweaters, coats and hats with natural fabrics such as wool or cotton that are breathable yet will keep you warm when needed.

If possible cover any exposed skin such as your face with a scarf or mask to protect against windburn. Investing in good quality winter boots will also help keep feet warm while avoiding slipping on icy surfaces.

Drink Plenty of Water

It’s easy to forget about drinking water when it’s cold outside but staying hydrated is one of the most important steps for keeping your skin healthy during wintertime. Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, or more if you’re participating in physical activities such as skiing or snowshoeing. Avoid sugary drinks and caffeinated beverages since they can lead to dehydration.

Drinking plenty of water helps flush out toxins from your body and helps maintain moisture levels in your skin cells which in turn prevents dryness or flakiness caused by extreme temperatures. Furthermore, drinking enough water ensures that your body’s internal temperature is well regulated and prevents hypothermia, which is a dangerous condition caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures.

Conclusion:

Keep these tips in mind so that you can enjoy all the joys of winter without having to worry about dryness or frostbite getting in the way of your fun. With just a few small changes in habits such as regular moisturizing and proper layering when going outdoors, you can keep yourself safe from harm while still enjoying all that winter has to offer!

Everyone should remember to take extra care when it comes to protecting their skin during extreme weather conditions because our bodies deserve nothing less than the best!

 

About author

Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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Following the principles of Clean Beauty, we have joined the dedicated stream of safe, non-toxic beauty enthusiasts.

Our products contain carefully selected hypoallergenic ingredients suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

We’re committed to formulating with natural, organically-derived, and skin-friendly synthetics while excluding popular “good feeling” and potentially harmful compounds to provide the best skincare solutions.

“It is easy to get hooked on conventional products, with inviting perfumes and the instantly pleasant skin feeling. The sooner you understand that those sensations are short-lived the better! Choose Clean Beauty and allow the science backed ingredients time to work wonders on your skin.”

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Our products’ superiority has been proven in a controlled study on 50 volunteers where it was shown that four-week product use leads to a significant increase in skin moisture levels (39%), increased skin elasticity (50%), and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles (23%).

Other beneficial effects include decrease in skin sensitivity, increase in skin cleanliness, evenness of the skin tone, decrease in acne formation.

This study serves as proof of the skin’s gradual return of its protective layer, integrity, and balance. All study results have been published in a peer reviewed journal as well as the full study report.

“Putting all science aside, we are most proud of our users’ testimonials. All tested volunteers claimed visible and tangible improvement in skin feel and appearance.”

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The greatest breakthrough discovery we stumbled upon is that skincare and cosmetics should not be sensational.

Personal care should be comprehensive, accessible, and efficient, just as all solutions that come from nature are.

We are often faced with labels such as anti aging skin care, organic skin care, natural skincare products, which lack the necessary explanation… What do these phrases actually mean?

“Grown tired of all the misleading, incomprehensive, irrelevant information used in the beauty industry we decided to stick to a no-nonsense approach. It is what it is, and skin care is not magic! It requires commitment, patience and understanding your skins’ needs.”

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We are dedicated to neutralizing our negative impact on the environment as much as possible and have joined the stream of sustainable skincare brands. We’re taking you on for the ride (we’ve even packed the goodies)!

To help minimize our carbon footprint, for every product order a tree will be planted thanks to our amazing planters at One Tree Planted. It’s estimated that a mature tree nullifies around 20lbs of CO2 a year.

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Today’s trends in skincare require the use of synthetic active ingredients which interact with the skin. Our approach is to distinguish natural alternatives, which mimic the skins native repair mechanism and are more efficient and ecologically sound.

Translating solutions from nature into industrial settings is hardly an easy task, but it’s one we enjoy undertaking.

We have screened 500+ different wild probiotic strains from the nature, to find the most powerful ones.

Special fermentation process was developed to harvest powerful molecules (HA, LTA, SMase, LA and 40 peptides).

Result is the composition of native signal components and molecules that keep the skin balanced, healthy and protected.