When the cold weather rolls in, many notice that their skin has lost some of its luster. What used to be a radiant complexion may now be a little dry or chapped. With the changes in temperature, and especially with the extreme cold that winter can bring, it makes sense that your skin may be in need of a little boost. Fortunately, there are many options for you to take care of your skin, all winter long. Here are four tips that we recommend:
#1: Look Your Best With Proper Hydration
In the winter, the most important aspect of healthy skin is hydration. The bitter cold will zap moisture out of your skin in the blink of an eye. To combat dryness, we recommend using a trusted moisturizer, ideally directly after showering. Moisturizers are more effective on damp skin, so you’ll get more bang for your buck and better protect yourself in the long-run.
Additionally, it’s important to continue drinking water, as our bodies need this hydration for beautiful, problem-free skin. So, before you have that second latte, consider a mug of warm lemon water instead.
#2: Opt for Gentle Exfoliation
If you are going to be stepping up your hydration routine, you will also want to make sure you are gently exfoliating your face on a regular basis. After all, dead skin cells can prevent moisturizers from working their best, so you’ll be doing yourself a favor by sloughing off the old skin before attempting to lock in moisture.
#3: Add Humidity to Your Home
In the summer, it seems that the last thing anyone wants is a humid environment. However, humidity is actually good for keeping skin looking and feeling its best. As you prepare for the cold, dry winter ahead, consider adding a humidifier in your bedroom.
If you are unsure of what kind of products you should be using on your face, we are happy to help! The team at Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center is equipped with the knowledge and experience to help guide you on best practices for your body’s unique requirements. After all, every face is different, and yours deserves individual attention to ensure you get the results you are seeking.
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When you are ready to prepare your face for winter, we are ready to help. Our team, led by seasoned surgeon Dr. Carp, looks forward to helping residents of Green and Beechwood, Ohio successfully combat the winter months with a beautiful glow. Contact us today to learn more.