Even though the winter time has a few perks for those of us who enjoy a break from the hot southern California summers, dropping temperatures definitely don’t make it easy for us to maintain nourished skin. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our world-renowned dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons want to share a few helpful tips with you to help combat the cold temperatures this winter.
Are you starting to notice that you have dryer skin than usual? Don’t worry, more than likely, you haven’t done anything wrong to cause this. Dry skin in the winter months can occur as a result of a lack of moisture in the colder air. To help improve dry or cracked skin, one of the best things you can do is apply petroleum jelly as soon as you’re done bathing. This helps your body absorb the product much better and results in smoother, healthier skin in just a few days. Other helpful products include moisturizers by Skin Medica.
One of the biggest steps in skincare is often forgotten in the winter months, but we’re here to remind our patients that sunscreen is still extremely important! Even though it’s cold outside, the suns ultraviolet lights are still as present as ever. Continue to use the same SPF that you would in the summertime and apply generously to your face before participating in winter activities like snowboarding or skiing. You might even consider antioxidants. More about that can be found here.
Take Shorter Showers
Did you know that taking long showers actually cause your body to lose natural nutrients and oils? In the winter, this can result in excessively dry skin, and we suggest shortening your showers or baths to only ten minutes. It’s also a great idea to use soaps that are fragrant free and use soft sponges for exfoliating versus hard and rough loofas, as this will help soothe irritated dry or cracked skin as a result of the outdoor weather.
Schedule Your Consultation With A World-Renowned Dermatologist Today
Even though winter can wreak havoc on your skin if not cared for properly, we hope we’ve shared some helpful tips with you to combat the coming winter months! If you’d like to learn more about developing a unique skin care treatment plan to rejuvenate your face, we encourage you to contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego today to schedule your initial consultation by calling (310) 360-9119, during which we’ll be able to address every question and concern. All of our expert doctors are board-certified dermatologists, meaning we’re able to provide greater insight into facial aesthetics than most.
To learn more about skin care, please contact our medical practice today.
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