Keep Your Skin Healthy and Beautiful this Winter

Let’s face it… winter can be rough on skin. The cold, dry air can leave your skin looking red and irritated. What can you do? These winter skin care tips will keep your skin gorgeous, healthy, and happy all winter long.

Winter Skin Needs Moisture

If winter skin has one need, it’s moisture, and lots of it. If you’re still using your usual summer moisturizer, it’s time to change. Opt for something thicker and richer and apply it often. If you have oily skin, a moisturizer is still essential, but opt for an oil-free one so it doesn’t clog your pores.

Use a Humidifier

Winter air is naturally dry and heaters only make the problem worse. Restore moisture into the air with a humidifier in your home or office. The extra moisture in the air can make a big difference for your skin and can help it look and feel better.

Use Your Sunscreen

winter-skin-careOn overcast winter days it can be tempting to skip the sunscreen, but don’t. Up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can penetrate through clouds. Wear your sunscreen rain, snow, or shine.

If you’re hitting the slopes sun protection is especially important. The higher elevations and the sun reflecting off of the snow can increase your risk of sun damage. Wear plenty of sunscreen; you need at least a teaspoon for your face. Don’t forget your lips or your ears, commonly missed spots.

Treat Sun Damage

If you have sun damage, winter is a great time to treat it. During treatment Dr. Matarasso recommends limiting sun exposure and for many, this is easier in the winter. The Fraxel laser is one of our best options for rejuvenating the skin and treating sun damage. It can smooth and soften skin, even out skin tone, treat sun damage, fade brown spots, and more. While you’re at it, schedule a skin cancer detection appointment with Dr. Matarasso to look for any problems before they become serious.

Beautiful skin is possible during the winter, but only with a little extra care. Try these winter skin care tips or call our offices and schedule an appointment with Dr. Matarasso for personalized advice.