Is it Possible to Avoid Dry Skin this Winter? We Say Yes!
- Posted on: Dec 15 2018
Winter brings ample opportunity to build snowmen and cozy up in front of a crackling fire. It also presents us with a great learning experience in skin care. The cold air may couple with sleet, rain, and snow to make the roadways wet, but this time of year is very trying and drying on the skin. You don’t have to suffer throughout the next several months just because the cold-weather forces dryness into your days and nights. Here, we offer a few strategies that can help you keep your skin radiant and resilient all season long.
Clean the Slate
One of the first things to do to prevent uncomfortable dryness is to exfoliate your skin. Don’t just do it once, do it as often as weekly, if you go it alone. Adequate exfoliation can be much more predictable when you get help from a professional. To prepare your skin for the absolute best absorption of hydrating, nourishing ingredients, schedule a chemical peel in our Manhattan office.
Ingredients that Count
Changing seasons force us to rethink what we’re putting on our skin. If you’re still using the same cleanser, moisturizer, serums, and even shampoo that you were using just a few months ago, you could be inadvertently walking toward a disaster of dryness. Because the weather will quickly dry out your skin, you need ingredients that will hold moisture in as much as possible. One of the best ingredients for this is hyaluronic acid. Yes, the same ingredient that’s in dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid does not get absorbed into the skin because its particles are too large, so a hyaluronic acid moisturizer or serum is best layered over other ingredients that will add moisture into the skin. This way, hydration gets locked in.
Ingredients in your Food Also Count
There may be no more important time to value what’s on your plate than during the winter months. Healthy fats are always beneficial, but during this time of year, a plate that includes avocado or olive oil, olives, or fresh avocado supports skin hydration from the inside out. The danger lies in some of our other wintertime favorites, though, like wine and coffee. These beverages, as well as anything caffeinated, act as diuretics, leaching the skin of moisture in order to flush the liver and kidneys.
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