Snow flurries, icy winds and sub-zero temperatures are a big challenge for our skin. A cold protection cream is a must-have for anyone who spends a long time outside the door in winter. But what are the ingredients of this cream and how do they protect our skin? In this article you will find out everything about the wind and weather cream and how you can use it to get your skin through the winter.
How a cold protection cream protects your skin in winter
A cold protection cream protects against wind and icy temperatures in winter and provides the skin with nourishing ingredients. They are always waterless and consist of oils and fats such as shea butter and often waxes. Alternative names are wind and weather cream or cold protection balm.
You can imagine the function of the cream as follows: Just like you put your hands in warm gloves in the icy winter, a cold balm lies protectively on your skin like an additional layer of clothing and shields it from the worst. This reduces the loss of moisture, but also redness, feelings of tightness and dry skin areas.
❄️ Cosmetics Wiki: Cold protection cream is not to be confused with cold cream , because it gets its name from the cooling effect when applied.
Do I need a wind and weather cream ?
You may already know care balms as a protective cream for children's delicate skin. But adults also do themselves good if they protect their skin from the cold, because our skin's own lipid production - which could actually protect our skin - unfortunately only works to a very limited extent in cold temperatures. Above all, people with a predisposition to rather dry or sensitive skin benefit all the more from the protective cream, which covers the delicate facial skin like a cloak.
When do I need cold protection cream?
There are two factors to consider:
Temperature : Below a temperature of 8 degrees Celsius, the skin's own sebum can no longer be distributed in the skin because it becomes viscous and its ability to flow is no longer sufficient. In addition, the skin barrier is restricted when the humidity is low, so your skin goes into a little hibernation. A cold balm has a supporting effect here by supplying your skin with the necessary lipids and thus better protecting it from the nasty weather.
Time : If you leave the house quickly for 5 minutes, you almost certainly do not need a cold balm. That changes with 20 minutes and more. Pay attention to how your skin feels. Are dry patches of skin noticeable? Then it's better to grab the wind and weather cream a little earlier.
Your cold balm from FIVE
We primarily developed our FIVE Shea Cream as a day care product for very dry and stressed skin . However, years of experience with the product and feedback from users show that it is ideally suited as a protective balm - in this function even for all skin types.
As the name suggests, Shea Cream consists primarily of shea butter . This ingredient has been shown to increase skin hydration by protecting it from moisture loss. Another advantage of this ingredient is its strength. A cold protection cream should be rich and shea butter does this job excellently. With its high melting point, it ensures the firm consistency of the shea balm, which immediately melts on the skin when applied. Jojoba oil and argan oil refine the formula, have a regenerating and smoothing effect.
Please differentiate between the everyday use of FIVE Shea Cream as facial care and the use in extreme situations as a cold balm:
Everyday use, as day or night care: For dry to very dry skin as a nourishing and regenerating facial care product, we advise you to use the FIVE Shea Cream together with the FIVE facial serum . This additionally hydrates your skin with rose blossom hydrolate and hyaluronic acid and binds water on your skin so that together with the Shea Cream it is perfectly cared for all around. Apply the FIVE Face Serum first and the FIVE Shea Cream immediately afterwards while your skin is still moist.
- Use as a cold balm for staying outdoors: I advise against combining it with the FIVE facial serum at minus temperatures, as the water bound by the serum could freeze on the skin. Therefore, before applying the FIVE Shea Cream, only moisten your skin with water or a pure hydrolate. Then apply the balm to your still damp skin. PS: Please don't do without the water, your skin needs it to optimally absorb the FIVE Shea Cream.
☝️ Well cared for through the winter: It's not just your face that needs protection from the weather, lips and hands also look forward to protective care and regeneration with FIVE Shea Cream.
Here you can discover the FIVE Shea Cream with protective shea butter, regenerating jojoba oil and smoothing argan oil.
I wish you lots of fun in the snow!