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Plans for a winter vacation? These are the tips your skin will thank you for!

How do you get the best out of your skin in winter?

Fresh, cold and crisp winter air has arrived – the favorite woolen sweater has been found – hot cocoa in front of the fireplace and time for winter activities and Norwegian national sport cross-country skiing. For most of us, the cold season is followed by dry and irritated skin – what’s going on? In this article, Dr. Ankerstjerne gives you tips for keeping your skin hydrated and soft in the cold!

Both dry skin and breakouts at once?

Finally it has become winter, and our skin is working fully to adapt. Shiny and dry skin at the same time – breaksoutsand irritation – terribly annoying, but in fact, these changes is the skin working to adapt to the winter seasons.

Wind, cold, dry air and changing temperatures are tearing at the skin’s barrier, which makes the skin dry and more sensitive – that’s why the skin is just now too more vulnerable to other influences.

When the skin has to protect itself from temperature changes and the dry air, the sebum production increases. This is why you get both breakoutsand the skin is more dry. With dryness increases the fluid loss over the skin. The skin becomes dehydrates, loses its elasticity and softness.

Take back the control

Moisture and fatty acid are the recipe for keeping your skin soft and hydrated all winter. The fatty acids are very importan for the skin’s natural functions. Fatty acids are in both the cell membrane and the matrix between the skin cells – and fatty acids are needed to get skin function optimally.

When you are adding both moisture and fatty acids you help your skin to retain its moisture to a much greater extent. At the same time you will avoid dehydration and dryness of the skin. A healthy skin with a strong skin barrier keeps the skin hydrated because the skin’s fluid balance is maintained. The fatty acids ensure that the fluid stays where we want it, while providing important nutrients to the skin.

vitamins, moisture and fatty acids

For dry winter skin, the combination of SUPERFOOD and ANTI-AGE nightcream is perfect. SUPERFOOD provides the skin with high concentrations of a wide range of vitamins and antioxidants. You will find your skin glowy and hydrated after a single application. Apply SUPERFOOD  as a moisturizing serum  before our day- or night cream. ANTI-AGE nightcream both repairs and protects the skin while adding a unique combination of essential fatty acids to the skin. Use it as both day- and night cream.

Superfood contains niacinamide in 4% and Dexpanthenol in 5% concentrations in addition to many other important vitamins that improve skin structure

Use your night cream during the day

In Norway we have long, cold and dry winters. Here it is essential to use facial products that are rich enough. The wear on the skin barrier is greatest at this time of year, and creams rich in fatty acids strengthen the skin’s barrier function and the natural resilience of the skin. It make good sense, but maybe you – like many others  – are a little afraid of rich facial products? Many of us are afraid that the skin will be shiny, sticky or that we will get acne.

Another tip for dry skin is to use ANTI-AGE nightcream as a face mask. Apply plenty of bedtime before bedtime 1-2 times a week.

Dr. Stine and Dr. Andre Ankerstjerne know how important fatty acids are for skin barrier function. Because of this fatty acids composition is a thing we have much focus on when developing skincare products. We use natural oils that all are well absorbed into the skin, which do not leave a film on the skin’s surface and oils that have low comodogenicity. This means that the oils counteract clogged pores and pimples.

ANTI-AGE nightcream has been developed with very good penetration ability, and can therefor be use both as day cream and night cream. This is especially suitable as a day cream for those with sensitive skin, dry skin and mature skin as well as during periods of cold, wind and temperature fluctuations – such as now.