Winter care

Winter care

Winter skin care

How to keep your skin healthy through the cold season

Why is the right skin care so important in winter?

While winter sports enthusiasts in particular enjoy the crisp cold temperatures and snow, the frosty climate presents our skin with real challenges: It tries to compensate for the dry ambient air and quickly loses moisture in the process. The fact that the sebaceous glands largely stop working at 8 degrees Celsius exacerbates the situation even more. The result: Dry, taut skin. In addition to this, the body significantly reduces the blood circulation of exposed areas such as the hands, nose and feet, to save energy. This leads to the top layers of skin renewing themselves more slowly than usual. The skin's own repair mechanism is also slowed down by cool temperatures. This can lead to cracked skin, through which bacteria can enter the skin more easily. And this in turn can lead to inflammation or eczema or trigger allergies in people with sensitive skin.

When falling snow is replaced by sunshine, another catalyst for skin problems comes into play: UV-A and UV-B radiation. Often underestimated in winter, the sun can also cause skin ageing and sunburn during the cold season - if the skin is not protected. The intensity of the radiation increases, especially at higher altitudes. Added to the snow and ice is the reflection of the radiation. The right skin protection is then essential to be able to fully enjoy the positive aspects of sunshine for the body.

But it is not only outside that the skin has more to do in winter than usual: Dry air from heating also robs the skin of valuable moisture in living spaces - and this can also result in irritated, dry skin.

The right winter care...

provides and stores moisture

strengthens the skin barrier

It protects against cold damage

provides UV-A and UV-B protection


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The ideal skin care in winter

Recommendations from our DERMASENCE cosmetic scientist Anna Tersteeg are in the video

When the temperatures outside get colder and dry indoor heating air causes problems for our skin in winter, it is all the more important to have the right skin care routine.

DERMASENCE cosmetic scientist Anna Tersteeg presents the optimum skin care routine in winter and reveals which skin care products are ideal for the cold season.

Which skin care products are suitable for the cold season?

Care products with a high lipid content

In cold weather, we advise against skin care creams with a high water content. The reason: They can draw moisture from your skin and even freeze on your skin in frosty temperatures. In the worst case, this can lead to bursting skin vessels.

Instead, we recommend rich creams with a high oil content. They preserve the moisture in your skin and protect it from dryness and skin irritations in winter.

Day care and mask for stressed skin

Cream + Mask

DERMASENCE Cream + Mask with unsaturated fatty acids, hyaluronic acid and a vitamin complex is an intensive facial care for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin. It contains evening primrose seed oil which binds moisture in the skin and reduces its transepidermal water loss (TEWL). Hyaluronic acid provides and stores additional moisture. The jojoba oil contained in the product makes rough skin soft and supple.  A vitamin complex consisting of vitamins C, E, provitamin B5 and provitamin A intensively nourishes the skin and protects it from environmental influences.

Rich day care formula for stressed skin

Cream Extra

Smooth skin and a pleasant feeling on the skin: DERMASENCE Cream Extra is a hydrating and lipid-replenishing cream for dry to extremely dry facial skin. The high level of vegetable oils prevents excessive moisture loss. The moisture is stored and the skin takes on a vital look. Shea butter and panthenol intensively nourish the skin. The skin-calming and soothing effect gives the skin the chance to relax. As radical scavengers, vitamins C and E additionally protect against oxidative stress. 

Lipid-replenishing body care

Skinpro Lipo

The lipid-replenishing lipid lotion DERMASENCE Skinpro Lipo with 25 per cent skin-care oils provides intensive formula for dry to very dry and flaky skin. Olive oil contains nourishing ingredients such as vitamin E, squalane and linoleic acid and has a soothing effect. In addition, it gives a soft, smooth skin feeling. Jojoba oil has a high content of essential fatty acids and vitamins A and E. It binds moisture, smooths and tightens the skin. Due to the hydrating active ingredients urea (five percent) and glycerin, the body care formula additionally provides the skin with moisture and protects it from drying out in the long term.

Skin care products with integrated sun protection factor

To protect your skin from premature ageing caused by the sun, you should also use a day cream with a certain sun protection factor in winter. We recommend products that ideally contain filters for both types of radiation (UV-A and UV-B).

Day care formula with UV protection for dry skin

Cream Rich with SPF 15

The day care cream with UVA/UVB broadband filter system protects dry and sensitive facial skin from the harmful rays of the sun. It nourishes with panthenol, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid and it moisturises. High-quality olive oil and shea butter support the skin's barrier function.

Intensive sunscreen with a very high UV filter

Solvinea Med SPF 50+

DERMASENCE Solvinea Med SPF 50+ is a sunscreen gel cream with a particularly light texture, which offers intensive protection to the lower skin layers with its very high UV-A and UV-B filters. In particular, it protects areas exposed to the sun - such as the face, neck and décolleté - and at the same time counteracts UV-induced skin ageing. Due to its light, gel-like formulation, it is suitable for oily skin and skin prone to blemishes as well as for skin prone to rosacea and acne aestivalis.

High UV protection for every skin type

Solvinea SPF 30

The sunscreen emulsion offers high UV-A and UV-B protection through a modern broadband filter combination. The special formulation offers immediate protection. The radical scavenger vitamin E cares for the skin, glycerine moisturises it. The light texture is quickly absorbed and leaves no white film on the skin. It is free of nanoparticles and perfume, and is also suitable for sensitive skin as well as for children from 3 years.

How can I protect my skin from the stresses and strains of winter?

In addition to proper skin care, there are other aspects you can consider to make the winter season as relaxing as possible for your skin:

  • Avoid baths that are too hot or too long
  • Ensure optimal air humidity (e.g. with the help of indoor plants and regular airing)
  • Drink enough fluids
  • Protect your lips
  • Outdoors: Dress warmly (e.g. gloves)
  • If possible, avoid extreme temperature changes
  • Choose clothing made of natural materials (e.g. cotton) so that the skin can breathe

What should winter sports enthusiasts bear in mind when it comes to skin care?

Whether it's ice hockey, skiing or cross-country skiing – doing sports in cold temperatures in winter keeps you fit and strengthens your immune system. To ensure that the skin is not as exhausted as the body at the end of the day, winter sports enthusiasts can pay attention to the following things in addition to skin care:

  • Those who do sports outdoors should focus even more on sun protection. We recommend a sun protection factor of at least 30.
  • Thick boots keep you warm, but the skin on your feet suffers from the lack of air circulation. Our tip: Whenever possible, expose your feet to fresh air and don't forget to take care of your feet!
High UV protection for every skin type

Solvinea SPF 30

The sunscreen emulsion offers high UV-A and UV-B protection through a modern broadband filter combination. The special formulation offers immediate protection. The radical scavenger vitamin E cares for the skin, glycerine moisturises it. The light texture is quickly absorbed and leaves no white film on the skin. It is free of nanoparticles and perfume, and is also suitable for sensitive skin as well as for children from 3 years.

Rich day care formula for stressed skin

Cream Extra

Smooth skin and a pleasant feeling on the skin: DERMASENCE Cream Extra is a hydrating and lipid-replenishing cream for dry to extremely dry facial skin. The high level of vegetable oils prevents excessive moisture loss. The moisture is stored and the skin takes on a vital look. Shea butter and panthenol intensively nourish the skin. The skin-calming and soothing effect gives the skin the chance to relax. As radical scavengers, vitamins C and E additionally protect against oxidative stress. 

Nourishes with the power of nature

Mycolex Care Foam

Dry and stressed feet can breathe again: The breathable Mycolex Care Foam by DERMASENCE moisturises and strengthens the skin barrier. Particularly with dry heels, skin tears on the balls of the foot and itching between the toes, the foam provides greater well-being. Mycolex Care Foam also increases the resistance and elasticity of feet that are sensitive to fungal infections and stressed feet. The innovative foam technology contains plant extracts which, together with panthenol, provide strong protection against inflammation. With the power of nature, it can also soothe irritated skin and reduce itching. So the feet can regenerate and are strengthened for daily stress.

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