Winter Skin Care - Health Tips

Thoughts on Winter Skin Care by Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener, MD FAAD
November 2022

Winter weather is so harsh on our skin, so it’s critical that we put a little bit more time and effort into keeping it healthy. In colder climates, low humidity is typical, robbing the skin of hydration every second of every day. It makes sense why our skin frequently becomes dry and becomes flaky and irritating. Improve the overall appearance of your skin with these expert tips. 

Moisturize Your Skin
During the colder months, your skin is more prone to infections and loses its glow. By moisturizing regularly, you can lower your risk of getting extremely dry or oily skin. To combat the drying effects of winter, apply a hydrating moisturizer in the morning and before going to bed. 

Avoid Hot Showers
Avoid hot water if at all possible. Instead, lukewarm water is recommended for showering because hot water strips your skin of its natural oils, making it prone to drying out, cracking, and peeling.

Apply Sunscreen
You shouldn’t stop using sunscreen in winter. Although there are fewer UVB rays present throughout the winter, UVA rays are still high and can cause damage. Always apply your sunscreen if you want to delay premature aging and maintain your youthful glow.

Both inside and outside of your home, the air is drier in the winter. As a result, water from your body evaporates quickly. To prevent flakiness, rough texture, acne, poor elasticity, and wrinkles, it’s more crucial than ever to make sure your skin stays hydrated. Aim to drink half a gallon of water daily to maintain hydration and remove toxins from the body.

Improve Your Skincare Routine With Vitamin C
Dry skin and other skin issues are prevalent during the winter. Vitamin C is great for the skin because it keeps the skin moisturized, prevents wrinkles, and delays the aging process. But if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, it may irritate you; in that case, introduce it gradually and limit its use to one product.

Mists, serums, and moisturizers will essentially sit on top of all the dead skin cells if you don’t remove the buildup of those cells. Weekly exfoliation is the greatest approach to ensure that your skincare products are truly absorbed into your skin. Our dermatology specialists near Bucks County can help you find the best moisturizing, exfoliating, and soothing products that work for your skin.

Source: Vivacare
Last updated : 2/10/2023

Winter Skin Care - Health Tips originally published by Vivacare