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The wardrobe change: skincare edition

How to adapt our skin to the first cold?

By Angela De Gregorio

This is always the case, every year. We walk under the blazing sun, in the urban heat, this time also trying to breathe through the mask, and suddenly we felt it: that gust of cold wind that unexpectedly hits our leg, while we think about our business. It is not the beginning of a horror film. Or at least we hope not.

It's autumn! Who has stepped inside and lets us know that we need to remember where we put our sweaters on. And together with the sweaters we already know what we will need with the arrival of the first cold. You will answer me: a roof over your head, Angela. And you are right. A roof over one's head is a fundamental inalienable right in a civil society worthy of the name. As well as a pay system that allows a decent life, working hours that take into account the needs of families and the individual, the removal of architectural barriers in urban centers.

BUT we are digressing. Net of the economic-social question, another thing on average useful to do, but which has the plus of being achievable in the short term, is a small makeover to our summer skincare, consisting mainly of sweat and Avène thermal water (I see you with those sprayers under the office air conditioning) and at most from a few other products of the consistency of water, which our skin still refused to absorb with 42 degrees in the shade, spitting them out punctually like a newborn with grated apple . Does the image seem bizarre to you? I agree with you, but having not studied medicine, this is how I imagined my skin in August, when I tried in vain to feed it with a little face serum and sunscreen, amid a thousand grievances. What patience parents have...

Here is a quick and almost painless way to adapt our skincare to the first cold:

The first thing to do is to have a good face serum that is moisturizing and keeps the superficial layer of the epidermis in good health, which will soon find itself facing the cold wind and rain, let's accept it, and therefore needs to be found prepared.

The second useful thing to do would be to add a nice face oil to our routine. Dry, dehydrated, normal and combination skin, but also oily skin can draw many benefits from the oil that best suits their needs, incorporating it into their routine.

Personally, I like to use face oil in the evening, after a light serum with hyaluronic acid. Or even alone, especially if it is a rosehip oil, already antioxidant and nourishing in itself.

In the colder months in the evening I like to complete the routine with a face cream on top, to "seal" hydration before sleeping.

A face oil could also solve that problem that you never quite understood what it was, and that has been with you for a few months. It could help you with the dryness that you had mistaken for dehydration, it could balance the over-production of sebum, it could help with eczema or extremely dry areas, and also protect the skin from external aggressions if applied in the morning. Some oils may help with redness and more textured areas.

There is little that a good face oil cannot do, put it to the test.

Here are some tips:

Pai - Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

This pure rosehip oil is also suitable for combination or oily skin, rich in antioxidants and great for an evening nourishment boost.

Youth to the People - Superberry Hydrate and Glow Oil Elisir

A serum in oil to use in the evening for a boost of brightness, but also during the day because it absorbs rather quickly and leaves a beautiful glow effect all over the face, if you like that type of makeup. A bonus is the perfume!

Kora Organics - Noni Glow Face Oil

Suitable for all skin types, great to use in the evening, and also great for a quick facial massage. It is a nice mix of oils that helps the skin to be more relaxed and radiant when you wake up.

Tarte - Maracuja Oil

Just arrived from Sephora Italy, excellent as a nourishing evening oil, but also to mix with the day face cream for a luminous effect and to increase hydration.