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Cold Weather Skin Care for the Winter

Winter is already just around the corner and with it comes cooler, drier air that can greatly impact our skin’s hydration. Do not let this colder season damage your skin and instead keep your skin looking and feeling great with these simple cold weather skin care tips:

Wear Sunscreen Outdoors

We often think of wearing sunscreen when spending hours during the summer laying by the beach or pool. What we do not often think about is how the snow during the winter season can reflect harmful UV rays. If you plan on playing in the snow or being outside for long periods of time, it is important to apply sunscreen. Keeping your skin protected from UV rays is the first step in skin protection this winter season.

Add Omega Fatty Acids to Your Diet

For those who experience dry skin year-round, it can be important to add omega fatty acids to your diet. While this change may not be as impactful as using moisturizers, it can help when experiencing severe dryness.

Avoid Astringent Skin Care Products

The type of skin care products we use should change during the dryer months of winter. Products that use astringents with alcohol should be avoided. Alcohol can dry our skin out and be counterintuitive to the product you are using. Avoid this to help maintain hydrated skin.

Avoid Irritating Clothing

While we love our thick sweaters to keep us warm during winter, some material can irritate our skin. Make sure certain fabrics such as wool are not touching your skin directly. Layers of soft materials should be worn under all thicker sweaters. The same can be said for gloves and scarves; stick to softer material that will keep you warm and not dry out your skin.

Keep Moisturizing

Lotions are great for keeping our hands hydrated during the more humid summers. However, in winter you should be applying thicker creams to keep your hands moisturized. Since it is important to wash your hands all winter and avoid colds like the flu, you will need to constantly apply moisturizers.

Skin Care from the Laser Lipo & Vein Center

Let the professionals at the Laser Lipo & Vein Center help create a plan to help you maintain healthy skin all winter long. We approach every patient with an individualized care plan based upon what their skin needs. Call today for your free consultation to learn how to take care of your skin the right way! Research our dermatology services today!