With the cold weather finally breaking up, many people are looking forward to enjoying warmer months under the sun. However, many people also do not consider some of the most important changes that they need to make to their skincare routine after winter ends. When you are ready to spend more time outside after a long winter break, prepare yourself with a few easy to remember winter skin care tips. These are particularly important to remember after you have had a chemical peel or some other intensive skin procedure done.
One of the easiest ways to take better care of your skin is to simply moisturize more. Moisturizing regularly with an oil-based moisturizer will help you create protective layers over your skin that can retain moisture much more efficiently than creams or lotions. Look for avocado, mineral, and almond oil, specifically, as these oils are nonclogging, which means that they can provide your body with the protection it needs without creating acne.
Be sure to put on sunscreen every time you plan on going out. Sunscreen is not only for summertime, as the winter sun, made more intense with a snow glare, can still damage your skin. Applying a broader spectrum sunscreen to your hands and face can ensure that you protect yourself all year round. Reapply this sunscreen regularly if you plan on staying outside for extended periods of time. Read the instructions and be sure to consult with a dermatologist if you have any skin conditions that you need to watch over.
Hydration is the key to keeping not only your skin, but your overall health well maintained. Drink the doctor recommended amount of water as regularly as possible, and make sure that you keep the air in your home hydrated as well. It is recommended for you to invest in a humidifier, as central heating systems, in addition to space heaters, blast hot air into the home and dry the moisture out. Humidifiers can help get more moisture back into the air, which will help keep your skin from drying out, ensuring a more vibrant appearance.Lear More
While many people may not be looking forward to winter skin care, the cold season is one of the best times of the year to treat some of your most annoying skin related problems. The wintertime is perfect for having a chemical peel done because it is when you spend the least amount of time in the sun.
Almost all effective skin care regimens feature one common trait: the promotion of exfoliation. When you allow your skin to shed its dead skin cells, you are promoting the regrowth of collagen and new, healthier skin cells. If you do not do anything to get rid of the skin cells in the first place, they simply stay on your body, giving your skin a dull and ashy appearance. Your body will not have any encouragement to produce fresh skin cells because the old ones will still be clogging your surface.
In order to make the most of your skin’s natural growth, chemical peels have numerous cosmetic and medical benefits. They can help optimize your skin health, no matter your skin type, by encouraging the growth of new cells. Cosmetically speaking, peels can help exfoliate your skin, improving your pore size and reducing fine lines along your skin. They can achieve these results, simply by removing the damaged layers outside of your skin and replacing them with healthier, new growth. During the winter, when you are not tanning and spending as much time facing the elements and sunlight, your skin will have much more time to heal.
Incorporating a chemical peel into your skin care regimen can be a good way to not only improve the effectiveness of the product but also ensure that the results of the peal last even longer. Your skin will look much better after exfoliation, and you will be able to enjoy a much more youthful appearance along with your dermis. Contact Universal Dermatology today to see what chemical peal options are available for you. Having an early consultation performed can be vital in ensuring that you do not suffer any unwanted side effects while maximizing your potential benefits.Lear More
Is healthier skin a part of your upcoming New Year’s resolution? You can start with some tips that will make your skin healthier and more attractive.
First, the soap you use on your body is not appropriate for your face. Antibacterial soap can dry your skin, and scented soaps may irritate your skin. Choose a cleanser that is specially designed for the skin on your face, and take your skin type into consideration when selecting a cleanser.
Second, use a moisturizer that is right for your particular skin type. Whether your skin is dry, oily, or combination, there is a moisturizer for you. If your skin is damaged from too much sun exposure or is showing signs of natural aging, choose a moisturizer that addresses your needs.
Third, never leave home without sunblock. It should be applied before you expose your skin to sunlight, and reapplied after physical activity that causes perspiration. It is not enough to use sunblock during the hot summer months. Your skin is also exposed to ultraviolet rays during the winter.
Fourth, avoid tanning salons and sun lamps. If you believe you need a suntan to look your best, use a cosmetic product made for this purpose.
Why wait until New Year’s to start towards healthier skin, reducing the risk of skin cancer, and enjoying overall good health? You have everything you need today, and Universal Dermatology is here to help on the way.Lear More