Cold, wind, dryness, heating, sudden changes in temperature ... The skin becomes more sensitive and fragile in winter. Cold and low temperatures dehydrate the skin and it tends to be drier and dull than at other times of the year. Therefore, it is essential to provide extra care during the coldest months of the year to avoid any type of injury.

And the skin is the largest organ in the human body and in winter, as in summer, it is exposed to extreme weather conditions. However, on many occasions we forget the importance of keeping it healthy and protected, especially those areas that are more sensitive to cold such as the cheeks, lips, neck and hands, which can suffer the consequences.

In addition to having a good daily facial care routine, the team of experts from the Metropolitan Beauty area recommend some tips to show off healthy, luminous and full of life skin even in the heat of the polar cold wave.

Hydrate daily. Not just the skin, but the whole body with the consumption of healthy water and fluids several times a day. In winter, in addition, we can make use of endless drinks to hydrate ourselves, from juices, warm broths, infusions and natural soft drinks such as water with lemon.

Opt for gentle products when caring for your skin. Using mild and dermatologically tested products for washing hands, face and body, especially in winter, will help keep your skin hydrated and protected from the cold and dryness of the environment. It is also recommended to use repair products, such as lotions or essential oils, which reduce the appearance of cracks and other aggressions produced by low temperatures.

Increase the consumption of vitamins and antioxidants including more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Winter is a time when we find a lot of variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Citrus fruits such as orange, mandarin or lemon are in their maximum splendor, as well as most of the green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, leek, lettuce, red cabbage, artichoke or spinach. In addition to providing you with extra energy and vitamins for your body and skin, you will strengthen the immune system during the coldest months of the year.

Protect yourself from the sun, all year round. Although it is true that in winter there is less sensation of heat, ultraviolet and infrared rays continue to affect the skin. And is that UVA rays in winter are almost as harmful as in summer. For this reason, it is important to continue applying sunscreen daily before leaving the house, to avoid sagging, dryness and the appearance of spots.

Practice physical activity it is one of the best natural aesthetic treatments. Although the cold looms and the day is shorter, playing sports is essential for physical and mental health. But it also has numerous positive effects for the skin. To begin with, the practice of physical exercise stimulates the blood circulation of the body, a fact that facilitates a better color and quality of the skin, thanks to oxygenation and the elimination of toxins. In addition, maintaining good muscle tone helps reduce skin aging and makes it look smoother, smoother and less sagging.