10 Nov Stepping Up Your Skin Care In The Fall And Winter
The cold, blustery days of winter are upon us…it’s time to think seriously about your cosmetic skin care regimen and the steps you can take to redesign it, to avoid the problems that can arise during these winter months.
The dryness in the air, not only from the cold and wind, but also from the heat you use in your home, can cause that uncomfortable tight, dry feeling of the face, hands and feet and if not taken care of, it can cause flaking, cracking and sometimes even eczema.
As soon as the heat is turned on inside your home…it’s all over. Your skin immediately begins to respond to the lack of moisture in the air.
Here are a few ways to boost your winter skin regimen and maintain the skin you have worked for all year-long:
- Why not make a well-deserved trip to a Medical Spa to start the winter out right? Listening to commercials and the advice of drugstore salespeople will not help you zero in on your individual skin care needs. Invest in a visit to an aesthetician or dermatologist to advise you.
- Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! Your spring/summer moisturizer will no longer create the protective layer that the skin needs to retain moisture. Use an “ointment” based (oil) rather than water-based moisturizer. Be sure to choose non-clogging oils, such as avocado, mineral, primrose or almond oil.
- Don’t Forget The Humidifier – Central heating as well as space heaters suck the moisture out of the air. Humidifiers replace the moisture and make the air more comfortable. Placing several throughout the home is advisable.
- Ban The Super Hot Baths – The intense heat of a hot shower or bath breaks down the lipid barriers in the skin, leading to moisture loss. A lukewarm bath with oatmeal or baking soda can help relieve dry and itchy skin.
Contact Phoenix Area Dermatologists at Spectrum Dermatology
Winter is upon us, take a little time and re-energize your skin care. It’s a great time to gift yourself some good advice from a dedicated skin care specialist at Spectrum Dermatology. Try a new winter skin treatment at a medical day spa, take care of your skin during these harsh months; you’ll be glad you did. Contact the team at Spectrum Dermatology today to see what options are available for your unique skin care needs – you can also book your appointment online.