It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year – but not for your skin, and especially not the skin on your face.
While the rest of your body may be bundled up, the skin on your face is often exposed to chilly temps and dry, winter air that can sap out moisture, leaving it feeling rough, flaky, itchy, and more prone to wrinkles. Dry skin also has a lower cell turnover, which can leave the skin on your face looking aged and dull.
This is because our skin takes moisture from the air to stay hydrated, and that’s much harder to do November through February, because there’s so little humidity.
To keep your skin looking fresh, young, and dewy, give some of these tips a try.
- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. The best line of defense from harsh winter air is to keep your face moisturized. Right after you shower or cleanse, apply an oil-based cream or balm to help seal the water into the skin. For best results, make sure you’re moisturizing in the morning and before you go to bed at night.
- Avoid harsh cleansers. When it’s more humid outside, many of us turn to astringent cleaners to get a handle on the oil that our skin produces. This isn’t the case when it’s cold out. Stick to cream-based cleansers, instead. They contain less moisture-stripping ingredients and provide a better barrier for your skin against the cold air. Just make sure you’re washing in lukewarm water. Hot water will further dry you out.
- Hydrate from the inside out. Drinking enough water helps skin appear fuller, and makes wrinkles less visible. Getting plenty of omega-3s from foods such as salmon and walnuts can also help boost skin’s hydration.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your skin, you can also turn to Dr. Strong and the experts at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC. From our K Spa treatments to surgical and non-surgical facelifts and more, we’re here to help you look and feel your best, all season long.
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665