With frigid temperatures and crisp, dry air, wintertime does not make it easy to take care of our skin. As if the process is not already complex enough throughout the rest of the year, the newest research proves that seasonal structural skin changes complicate the problem, especially when it comes to skin aging. In this article, we share some tips on how to be prepared and have healthy, youthful skin regardless of unfavorable winter conditions.
As the following months pass, the basic underlying mechanism of skin aging mostly stays the same. We can divide this process into two main types of aging: intrinsic, or physiological, and extrinsic. The former involves gradually thinner, dryer skin with the subsequent formation of wrinkles and fine lines, while the latter is influenced by detrimental environmental factors, including e.g. solar UV radiation or lower air humidity. Both result in increased free radicals and the shrinkage of the skin’s exchange surface for nutrition supply, further weakening cell nutrition and renewal. At the same time, winter brings about additional dilemmas - a decrease of the NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor) causes structural changes, making the skin more prone to eczema, atopic dermatitis, rosacea or visible signs of aging. Quite a lot to manage at once.
pH Balance Skincare comes forward with effective, complex solutions to tackle winter-aggravated skin aging. It targets it on multiple fronts, keeping in mind all of the mentioned underlying mechanisms.
First Aim: Promoting Healthy Skin
Ingredients like Vitamin C and Retinol found respectively in BioMed Vitamin C Moisturizer and BioMed Retinol Complex, do wonders in this area. Vitamin C is known to be a direct collagen synthesis booster, supporting a healthy dermal scaffold while Retinol advocates proper skin cell proliferation and differentiation. To maximize these actions, BioMed Vitamin C Moisturizer contains Kakadu Plum, the richest natural source of Vitamin C and the BioMed Retinol Complex incorporates two sources of Retinol - Carciline® and encapsulated Retinol.
Second Aim: Antioxidant Care
Apart from the fact that Vitamin C and A are potent antioxidants themselves, the BioMed collection has an additional product that specifically targets oxidative stress-related damage. The Q10 Intense Night Cream’s main ingredient, Co-Enzyme Q10, actively takes part in chain reactions that ultimately neutralize detrimental free radicals. The BioMed products are enhanced with multiple flavonoids and polyphenol-rich extracts, that deliver powerful antioxidant characteristics.
Third Aim: Anti-Aging Care For Eyes
The skin of the eye area is particularly susceptible to aging damage - it is the thinnest of the whole body; hence wrinkles will form there pretty quickly. The BioMed Eye Serum contains ingredients like Shadownyl™, Haloxyl™ and Liftiss of incredible smoothing, tightening and anti - wrinkle properties as well as a plethora of antioxidant-rich extracts, including Calendula Officinalis.
Fourth Aim: Body Care
Let’s not forget about the body while pampering our face with the best ingredients! Our Daily Moisturizer will care for all of your skin's winter needs. It contains deeply moisturizing and nourishing ingredients like Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Sesame Seed Oil, and Hyaluronic Acid. Their healing lipid profiles perfectly fit the skin's natural lipid layer while they are full of antioxidants, including free radicals scavenger and skin healer Vitamin E.
- K.A. Engebretsen, S. Kezic, C. Riethmüller, J. Franz, I. Jakasa, A. Hedengran, A. Linneberg, J.D. Johansen, J.P. Thyssen. Changes in filaggrin degradation products and corneocyte surface texture by season
- Shoubing Zhang, Enkui Duan; Fighting against Skin Aging