Wellness: Winter skin care
The skin needs different care in the cold season than in summer. The cold air outside, but also heated rooms are a problem for the skin. It is not only exposed to the cold, but also to a lot of dry air. When it gets cold outside, we dress warmer. In the same way, the face, which is exposed to the weather without protection, must also be protected from the cold.
- Moisturize the face and lips Make sure to moisturize the skin enough in winter. If the temperature drops below eight degrees, the sebaceous glands produce less moisture. Special facial creams tailored to your skin type can help. Your beautician will be happy to advise you. Ideal are skin care series which moisturize the skin but also contain a certain amount of lipids. Skin care products with vegetable oils are excellent. The lips also need intensive care. From the inside, you can moisturize the skin by drinking enough water or tea and eating foods that contain a lot of liquid (e.g. soups, cucumbers, etc.) It is also advisable to exfoliate once or twice a week. This removes skin flakes and dirt particles. Tip: Register for a professional winter treatment in our cosmetics department. Our competent cosmetics team will be happy to advise you and pamper you with a wonderful winter programme. Ideally, you combine the booking with a relaxing wellness day.
- Hand care in winter Without gloves, the hands are extremely exposed to the dry air and cold. The skin becomes chapped and cracked. In winter, use a special moisturising hand cream several times a day and always wear gloves.
- Showering and bathing in winter Do not shower or bathe too hot, as hot water draws the natural oils from the skin. A warm bath in winter is very relaxing and soothing, but it puts additional strain on the skin. Shower with moisturising and pH-neutral shower products and use bath additives that moisturise or bath oils. Care for the body with appropriate body lotions.
- The indoor climate Heated rooms are not ideal for the skin. The air is far too dry and it draws moisture from the skin. The ideal air humidity is between 40 and 60 percent. Optimal values can be achieved with a humidifier. Indoor plants can also help to increase the humidity in rooms.