Your wardrobe isn't the only thing you should switch come winter… As colder temperatures approach, not only it comes with all the winter funs, but also dry air, frigid winds, and constant exposure to indoor heat suck the moisture from your skin, stripping it of oils essential for healthy skin barrier function. These conditions can spark skin sensitivity, redness, and irritation. Swapping your usual lighter moisturizers for richer formulas, going easy on exfoliation, and using a calming cleanser are just a few ways to prep your skin to handle the season’s harsher weather. If you’re looking to keep your skin comfy and hydrated all winter long, mgb skin is here today to bring you some winter skincare tips and the best skincare products to help.
💧 MOISTURIZING IS IMPORTANT
We love the fresh feel of light gel moisturizers during the summer, but winter calls for slightly richer formulas to properly lock in hydration. Look for an intensely hydrating moisturizer in the form of a rich cream or lotion *especially if you have dry skin, which is even more prone to losing natural oils* made with known hydrating heroes, for example, ceramide. Ceramides can lock in moisture and boost hydration. When skin is dehydrated, it can become rough, and cracks can develop.
👀 WHAT’S CERAMIDE?
Ceramides are lipids that play a central role in skin structure. They improve the barrier function, which helps prevent moisture loss and keeps the skin hydrated and supple. When the skin’s barrier becomes compromised, it can lead to transepidermal epidermal water loss (TEWL). This water loss refers to the amount of water that passes through the epidermis, a layer in the skin, and evaporates on the skin’s surface. As a result of TEWL, the skin may then become dry and inflamed with an increased risk of developing inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and eczema. Ceramide cream can significantly decrease TEWL, which, in turn, boosts skin hydration and improves barrier function.
✔️ Improve the health of your skin cells
✔️ Prevent dryness and irritation by locking moisture into your skin
✔️ Protect your skin from environmental damage
✔️ Help create a barrier to prevent moisture from leaving your skin
⭐️ HIGHCERA CREAM LIGHT
Highcera Cream Light is a light cream from mgb for delicate, combined types of skin. This is in fact so light that you don’t have to worry about getting a sticky texture. It combines 5 types of ceramides and Phytosphingosine, which enhances the effectiveness and stimulates the production of ceramides, thus reinforcing the skin’s protective barrier. Thanks to Aquaxyl, it also improves moisture production and retention capacity. Its lightweight formula retains into the skin in minutes and makes it perfect for lasting the whole day.
⭐️ HIGHCERA CREAM RICH
Not only having the same moisturizing properties as the LIGHT Cream, the Highcera Cream Rich can also act as a night cream that clears off dirt from your face, renews the face cells and prevents the tissues from being damaged.
The Highcera Cream Rich contains the maximum amount of ceramide that can be blended from the factory. It’s thicker, which means it brings a huge amount of hydration. This level of hydration is usually too much during the day, especially if you’re then putting on make-up or leading a busy life, which makes it a perfect night cream. Additionally, usually the active ingredients in night cream have been specifically chosen to work most effectively in this thicker formula and in conjunction with your skin’s nightly process.
💥 DON’T FORGET TO USE A HYDRATING MASK ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK! 💥
Not that we need an excuse to apply a face mask; but if you haven't started, winter is the best time to do it. As great as a pore perfector or breakout-busting mask can be, some of these formulas can be too harsh and drying in the winter months. Choose the Ceramide Barrier Mask instead.
Not only is the sheet mask soaked in ceramide, but it is also enriched with hyaluronic acid. One of hyaluronic acid’s nicknames is “moisture magnet,” it helps your skin retain moisture, which gives the appearance of plump, healthy skin, filling out fine lines and wrinkles.