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The dry winter months have come to a close, and for some of us, this means our skin needs some serious TLC. Winter can leave our skin feeling rough, dry, scaly, and uneven in tone. Luckily, though, the skin care experts at Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute know several ways you can jump start your skin’s appearance, and awaken your skin from its long, winter hibernation and get it ready for spring. Here are some tips for breaking the winter spell with spring skin care tips.

Winter conditions can leave the skin feeling worn out and dull. Many people find that they wash their face less often in the winter months, which leaves buildup on your skin of dead skin cells, leftover product, and environmental toxins. When beginning your winter detox, it’s important to use gentle exfoliates that won’t be too rough on delicate, damaged, winter skin. A solution for gently rejuvenating the skin is the Clarisonic cleansing brush. A top cleansing device recommended by dermatologists, this brush helps reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. By both massaging and exfoliating the skin’s surface, the patented brush head penetrates past the layer of dead skin cells to awaken and refresh the skin’s appearance.

If you feel like your face needs professional care, consider a full exfoliation treatment performed by licensed dermatologists, such as the many services performed daily at Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute. The Collins ADI Signature Diamond Facial, which combines micro-exfoliation with a selected DiamondTome Wand, gives a softer, chemical free buffing. After the extractions are performed to remove any clogged pores, whiteheads and blackheads, a finishing serum or mask is used to balance the skin, followed by an application of an appropriate SPF to protect. This facial leaves your dry, winter skin looking refreshed, with the added benefit of providing anti-aging protection.

Once you’ve ridded your skin of the winter buildup, make sure to fall into a routine of daily care and moisturizing. When considering facial moisturizers, a dermatologist-trusted product is the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream. High in emollients with Polyhydroxy Acids, the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream is dedicated to reducing the visible signs of aging that winter can exacerbate, while also providing long-lasting hydration throughout the day.

As we all know, the effects of winter can be felt in dry skin. All the months of colder-than-usual temperatures, chilling winds, and spending time inside where the heater saps our skin of moisture, leaves the skin feeling scaly and looking dull. This is most apparent in areas like the knees, elbows, hands, heels, and legs. Luckily, Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute offers several products to repair damaged skin, such as Dr. Dan’s Hydrocortisone Hand & Body Lotion, which is specially formulated for the treatment of dry, wind-chapped winter skin. It contains the healing power of 1% hydrocortisone and hypoallergenic ingredients for smooth, long-lasting relief for the skin on your body.

As the seasons change, remember to treat your skin as if it’s coming out of hibernation: all it needs is a gentle prod to wake up, feel fresh and look as good as new, and the experts at Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute provide the trusted solutions, products and services to get you there. To learn more or get in contact with a Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute specialist, visit us online or call to book an appointment today.