Dry, cracked skin is not a good look. Unfortunately harsh, winter weather bestows this upon us every year. Luckily, there are remedies to alleviate unpleasant winter skin symptoms. By applying these simple tips to your daily routine, your skin should be back to normal in no time.
Hydrate: Quench you skin’s winter thirst by drinking LOTS of water! Get in the habit of carrying a bottle of water with you at all times. It is a simple task that can make all the difference in our skin.
Humidify: Winter air lacks moisture, put humidity back into it! Winter weather keeps us indoors with our heaters blasting out hot dry air. Investing in a humidifier will replace moisture in the air and life into our skin.
Exfoliate: Slough off dead skin cells to help rejuvenate your skin. Products like the Clarisonic are great for exfoliating your face without being too harsh on delicate/sensitive skin. Exfoliating one to two times a week, helps prevent a build up of dry, scaly skin.
Protect: Think you are safe from dangerous sun rays in the winter? Think again! At Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute, we cannot stress enough the importance of applying a minimum of SPF 30 sunscreen daily. Elta MD Broad Spectrum Sunscreen is perfect for winter. It not only helps to moisturize your skin, it keeps it protected with SPF 30.
Still have questions about persnickety winter skin problems? Give us a call at 512.379.6090 or book an appointment online.