It's the same thing every year. With the winter season, tight skin is making a comeback. It pulls, it tingles, it itches… But by the way, why? And above all, is it irremediable? Our experts are unanimous:no! Updating your skincare routine, in &out tips, cuddly products:we tell you everything to overcome the terrible tight skin.
Having tight skin , it's having the impression that your epidermis is cracking with each movement of your face. The slightest smile, and your face seems to turn into parchment . As unpleasant as it is, this feeling of tight skin is very common in autumn and winter.
And since happiness never comes alone, the tightness of the skin is generally accompanied by other skin discomfort and aesthetic discomfort. These inconveniences can be transient… or permanent. In the latter case, ask yourself if you do not have sensitive or allergic skin :
There are many factors that cause skin to feel tight and itchy. Overall, they can be summed up in a single problem:a deficient skin barrier function.
Skin tightness is common in women who suffer from dry skin and dehydration . And this, quite simply because these two states are linked. Dehydrated skin lacks water, while dry skin lacks fat. Consequence:the balance of the hydrolipidic film (water + lipids) is broken and the skin fails to protect itself.
The only difference is that dry skin feels tight . dehydrated skin , it only becomes uncomfortable in cycles . We let you imagine what dry AND dehydrated skin can do in terms of comfort. Because yes, it is possible to combine the two! Fortunately, in case of skin that feels tight and tingling, dehydration is only a tendency that is easily corrected .
Cosmetics, diet, routine:everything is good for relieving tightness of the skin without forcing yourself too much!
Are you a fan of micellar water, soap or foaming gel? Put them back in the closet. They contain too many surfactants which, used daily, alter your hydrolipidic film . In cold and dry weather, your skin is already struggling to protect itself. There is no point in complicating its task by depriving it of some of its surface lipids.
Skin that feels tight or not, turn instead to a make-up remover oil . It has the advantage of "mimicking" the lipophilic mixture (mainly sebum) which covers the surface of the skin. In fact, it removes impurities without stripping. A winter essential !
Jeans over leggings, itself over tights, you know? The good news is that it also works in cosmetics! It's even called layering. To prevent the phenomenon of tight skin, superimpose the layers of care morning and evening .
To prevent or relieve tight skin, gradually change your lifestyle routine as soon as autumn arrives . A few simple steps can make all the difference to your skin comfort.