Winter Skin Care Tips- Beautiful Skin Isn’t Just for Summer

O-B_shutterstock_23986744Is this chilly winter weather taking a toll on your skin? As the temperatures drop skin can dry out looking chapped, cracked and red. Beautiful winter skin is possible; it just needs a little extra care. Try these cold-weather skin care tips and look as vibrant as a springtime flower even in the dead of winter.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Winter air is drier than summer air and heaters just add to the problem. Moisturizing in the winter is more important than ever. Choose a good moisturizer and apply it often: after every bath or shower and throughout the day. If you don’t know what products work best for your skin, schedule an appointment so Dr. Matarasso can make some recommendations. You’d be surprised at how effectively the right products can work.

Skip the Hot Showers

A hot bath might seem like just what you need after a chilly day, but in reality the hot water can dry out your skin. Opt for a warm bath or shower instead; your skin will thank you. Make sure you moisturize as soon as you get out keeping your skin smooth and beautiful.

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

Many people make the mistake of skipping the sunscreen in the winter months, but UV rays can be just as strong (sometimes stronger) during the colder months. Don’t forget sunscreen, especially if you’re going to be playing in the snow, skiing or snowboarding.

Turn On the Humidifier

A humidifier is an inexpensive and effective way to add moisture back into winter’s dry air. Consider placing a few humidifiers around the house or at least one in the bedroom where you sleep at night.


Exercise isn’t just good for your muscles; it also does wonders for the skin. If it’s too cold to exercise outside, hit the gym. Lots of movement will keep you looking and feeling great all winter long.

Give Yourself a Boost

If winter’s cold weather leaves you feeling down about your skin, come on in and give yourself a beauty boost. Dr. Matarasso can recommend a non-invasive treatment to reduce wrinkles, boost fullness or smooth skin. It might provide the extra confidence you need to smile all winter long. Natural looking cosmetic treatments add radiance to your look even when it is cold outside.

Look your best this winter by taking care of your skin. A little extra moisture and care will keep you looking great from Christmas until spring and on into summer.