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Winter Skin Care Tips

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | December 11th, 2014 | Blog

Skin careWith the temperatures starting to drop already, many people are changing their skin care routine to suit the weather. Frigid temperatures can take a toll on skin, leading to dry skin, flaking, and summer tans starting to fade. Combine this with central heating in many homes and workplaces and your skin will suffer during the winter.

While most people settle for applying moisturizer throughout the winter, microdermabrasion treatment is one of the many options available to anyone looking to keep their skin vibrant and fight the effects of aging. Cold air outside and hot, dry air inside strips moisture from your pores, accentuating any fine lines or wrinkles you may have.

Many people also change their acne treatment routine during the winter. In fact, skin care during this season is easy, only requiring a few minor adjustments:

Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is one way to give yourself cleaner, healthier skin and make the transition between seasons much easier. People often find that their skin gets drier and tighter during the winter, but microdermabrasion treatment removes the layer of dead, dry skin and makes it easier for your skin to absorb the nutrients in moisturizer, leaving you with revitalized skin.

Regular microdermabrasion treatment during the winter is an excellent way to remove dry and dead skin and give you a healthy-looking glow while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Moisturize

Moisturizing should be an essential part of your skin care routine, especially during the winter. A moisturizer that won’t clog your pores is strongly recommended. Moisturizers containing humectants will also help your skin to retain moisture during the winter. There’s a variety of kinds available, such as avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, and almond oil.

As part of your winter skin care routine, you should focus on your hands, since the skin on them is thin and has fewer oil glands, meaning they tend to dry out more quickly, leading to dry and cracked skin; it also helps to avoid similar damage to nails during the winter. It also goes without saying that you should keep a tube of lip balm handy to avoid dry, chapped lips.

Keep Hydrated

Skin care during the winter doesn’t just include hydrating on the outside. Drinking plenty of water is also important. If drinking eight glasses of water a day during the winter doesn’t sound appealing, try warm herbal tea instead.

Don’t Put Away Your Sunscreen

Even though we’re covering up exposed skin, you shouldn’t put your sunscreen into storage just yet. The sun’s rays are just as strong in the winter as they are in the summer, meaning you should put on sunscreen 30 minutes before you leave the house, especially if you take part in winter activities where you will be outdoors for extended periods of time.

Scale Back on Acne Treatment Medication

If you’re using topical creams to treat acne, you may want to scale back on them; especially if you have dry and flaking skin from the cold. There are alternate treatments for fighting acne that won’t have any adverse effects on your skin during the winter.

Other Tips

Another tip you can use for skin care during the winter is installing a humidifier; central air systems send warm dry air through your home, which dries out your skin as much as the cold. And if your gloves or socks get wet, remove them immediately and dry your hands and feet to avoid damaged skin.

At Anti Aging Clinic, we offer skin care, including microdermabrasion, to keep your skin looking healthy this winter at an affordable price. Our Hollywood Spectra Peel is also an effective acne treatment for anyone whose New Year’s resolution is to have great-looking skin. Make a trip to our conveniently located office part of your skin care routine this winter!

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