Posted January 12, 2016
Winter weather can be hard on your skin, especially when the air is dry and the temperatures are very low. Don’t let the winter weather leave you with rough, dry, itchy, or blotchy skin. The following tips can help you keep your skin healthy, soft, and beautiful all winter long.
UV radiation is incredibly harmful to your skin, and while you may be more concerned about UV rays in the summer, it is important to be just as vigilant during winter months. Many people forget to apply sunscreen when it is chilly outside, but sun exposure can still damage your skin. Keep sunscreen in your car or purse so that it is always handy, wear a hat to shade your face and neck when you’re outside, and take extra precautions when you’re in higher elevations where you’re more prone to sun damage. Even if the rest of your body is bundled up for a trip down the slopes, your face needs sunscreen to protect it from UV radiation.
Winter often comes with dry air and dry skin. Start your day off right by moisturizing your face and neck every morning. Winter is also a good time to apply extra moisturizing lotion to the rest of your body.
Long hot showers can feel great, but they sap moisture from your skin. Make an extra effort during the winter to take shorter showers so your skin can retain as much moisture as possible.
It is important to bundle up during the winter weather—especially if you have eczema or another skin condition that makes you extra sensitive to cold weather. However, when you’re bundling up, choose your fabric wisely—coarse fabrics can irritate your skin. If you’re going to be wearing wool, tweed, or sweaters, wear a layer of cotton underneath so that the coarser fabric doesn’t bother your skin.
Your skin deserves occasional pampering, and the winter weather is the perfect excuse. Schedule an appointment at Dr. Friedlander’s New Jersey Med Spa to relax and give your skin the attention it deserves.
Dr. Friedlander became a plastic surgeon to make a real difference in the lives of her patients. She started her practice in New Jersey three decades ago, and still treats some of her very first patients to this day! Experience the difference that comes from working with a true plastic surgery professional who cares about your results by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Bev.
636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 1A, Short Hills, NJ 07078