Creams against the cold and sunburn

When temperatures drop, our skin needs a lot of support, and the same is also true when it comes to sun protection – which we can provide through ample care, for example, with certified products for skin and body care. In winter, both the air inside and outside is particularly dry, and this deprives the skin of moisture. But it is also clear. Although it is cold, the sun is powerful. What's more, if there's snow, the sun's rays are reflected, and the amount of radiation that acts on the skin increases. So, you should choose the right sunscreen for example with the Allergy Seal of Quality for winter sports as well!

Our skin never gets more stressed than during the cold time of year. Our blood circulation is worse, and, on top of that, our skin winds down its "self-protection programme" – that is, the production of fat – just during the cold time of year, of all seasons. Our sebaceous glands practically stop working from a temperature of just eight degrees. The skin, which is the largest organ in the body, then quite literally gets irritated in response, quickly becoming dry, red and flaky. All skin types need more oily care in winter than in summer. It is advisable to pay attention to ingredients that are tolerated well. You can do this, for example, with certified products for skin and body care which do not contain any of the 26 allergy-causing compounds, and which usually refrain from using fragrances and dyes. The criteria for the certification of cosmetics as well as a list of ingredients that are permitted only to a limited extent, can be found here.

Sunburn in winter: choose special sunscreen for winter sports
In winter, the air is clear and the sun often shines. Although it is cold, the sun is powerful. What's more, if there's snow, the sun's rays are reflected, and the amount of radiation that acts on the skin increases. The higher up you are, the more intense the sun's rays. For every 1000 metres of altitude difference, the UV radiation increases by ten to fifteen percent. For winter sports, the amount of grease contained in the sunscreen should be high so that it does not lead to frostbite on the skin. Visit the Service Allergy Suisse product database

 

 


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