Winter is here, and while some of us may be looking forward to ski trips and seeing families for the holidays, for many people, winter means one thing: dry, irritated skin. The problem is that as the air cools, it holds less ambient moisture, and while we may not notice, our skin certainly does! That is why for this blog, we will give you a few helpful tips for staving off the dryness and maintaining healthy skin during the holidays.
Turn Down The Heat
In the cold depths of winter, few things seem more appealing than a nice, long, hot shower. But before you reach for the temperature knob, think hard about what it is worth to you. Long, hot showers or baths can dry out your skin leaving you feeling itchy, irritated, and dry. Instead, opt for a lukewarm shower and apply a moisturizer immediately after drying off.
Protect Yourself From The Sun
While you may think you are safe from the sun’s harmful rays during winter, think again! Winter sunlight, especially when compounded by glare from snow, can do serious damage to exposed skin and make existing dryness problems that much worse. Make a habit of applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face, arms, or anything else exposed.
Come & See Us
While at-home remedies are a great first step, for severe winter dryness you may need to bring in some more powerful treatments, and that is where we come in. We can work with you to assess what exactly is causing the dryness and find the best products for your unique skin type, providing clinical strength relief.
Contact Your Sewell, NJ Skin Care Experts
Have more questions or ready to come in for an appointment? We are happy to help! Feel free to read up about our office, check out some of the products we offer, or reach out to us by calling (856) 589-3331 on our contact page to schedule an appointment. We cannot wait to hear from you, and we look forward to seeing you back at this blog for more tips and info on keeping your skin healthy, smooth, and happy!