Winter Skin Care Secrets

Categories: BLOG, Cosmetic, Dermatological Conditions

Here are our best winter skin care secrets for keeping your skin looking great during the winter months!

  • Don’t forget sunscreen – UVA and UVB rays from the sun can damage your skin any time of the year, even on a cloudy winter day.  Its important to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily to protect your skin from premature aging and an increased risk of skin cancer.
  • Enjoy your time outdoors – Prevent your hands from becoming chapped during the winter months by wearing gloves regularly while you  are outside.
  • Moisturize overnight – If your hands do become chapped (cold weather can often exacerbate hand eczema), keep the following tip in mind: Apply ointment, such as Vasoline or Aquaphor, to your hands and slip on a pair of white cotton gloves.  The gloves will help the ointment to absorb into the skin, providing much-needed moisture to extremely dry hands.
  • Apply cream after your shower – Creams, such as Cerave cream, provide significantly more moisture to your skin than traditional lotions.  Look for creams that contain ceramides, which repair the barrier of the skin to keep moisture within the skin.
  • Pay attention to your skin – Skin cancers and precancerous lesions can present at any time, even during the winter months.  Be sure to visit your dermatologist right away if you notice any new or changing moles, scratches or rough spots that do not heal, or new bumps on the skin.
  • Gift yourself the gift of beauty – The holidays are the perfect time to discuss cosmetic treatments with Dr. Tareen.  Schedule a cosmetic consultation to discuss chemical peels, Botox, and fillers that will help you to look your best during the holiday season and the upcoming year!
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