Cool crisp mornings. Snowflakes on your eyelashes. Building snow man and throwing snow balls. And gathering around the fireplace to enjoy the warmth as you listen to the crackle of the logs. The beauties of winter are simple but profound. And yet, these too seem dull and inspiring when you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and realize that Father Time is making His presence felt-there are freckles, blotches, and age spots on your face. You realize that your skin has suddenly lost its luster and is looking dull.
The Winter Takes its Facial Toll
The harsh winter winds, the drop in temperature and moisture levels in the air, and the cold touch of snow and ice, all work to deplete delicate facial skin of its sheen and elasticity. The result is a blotchy and patchy skin that brings on the tears. Relax! All is not lost yet. There is nothing that a proper winter skincare regimen cannot fix. In fact, consider these as your skin’s way of telling you that it is time you repaired and pampered it with some anti-aging products.
Anti-aging skincare products containing skin lightening agents such as alpha-arbutine and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate not only decrease the melanin content of the skin, thereby brightening the skin tone by quite a few notches, but also reduces blemishes such as age spots, blotches, and freckles. The result is a brighter, fairer, and a more youthful you!
Impeding Free Radicals
Blame it not only on Father Time, but Mother Nature too has a hand! The crisp and cool winter air dehydrates the skin, making it look dull and lifeless. Thankfully, there are many anti-aging products that contain salicylic acid that aids the production of collagen. Collagen is most effective in restoring the elasticity of your skin. And how do you make it up to your skin for all those hours in the sun and gamboling in the snow? Many anti-aging skincare products contain anti-oxidants that not only inhibit the functioning of harmful free radicals that age the skin but also repair the damages brought on by the rays of the sun. The more effective ones also contain substances that keep away skin irritations and inflammations.
Just as Necessary
So, in winter when you are buying a warm sweatshirt and gloves for your body, take care to also buy some quality anti-aging skincare products for your fragile facial skin. Remember to use it every day on a squeaky clean and dry face; this will challenge the effects of Father Time and Mother Nature – let the battle begin!