Between the cold, dry air outside and artificial heat inside, winter can be harsh on our skin. Prolonged cool-weather can cause our skin to look grey and feel dull. If you want to keep your skin happy and healthy this time of year, you’re going to have to put a little extra legwork in. But don’t worry, we’ve got just the tips you need to winterize your skincare regime so you can make it through unscathed.
Our skilled team of medical and cosmetic dermatologists share their top secrets for promoting optimal skin health all winter long. Take a look below.
Get the Most Out of In-Office Treatments
Winter is the best time of year to get skin rejuvenation treatments. Why? Skin rejuvenation treatments are designed to exfoliate, hydrate, and boost skin-heathy collagen production which is essential in dry, winter months. Procedures like chemical peels, laser treatments, and microneedling have long-term results that can last well into your upcoming spring vacay.
It’s also a good idea to promote optimal skin health on a day-to-day basis. Medical-grade skin care products extend the benefits of in-office procedures. With a few adjustments to your normal routine this winter, you can keep your skin looking and feeling great year-round.
Laser Skin Care Center has an extensive collection of advanced skincare products. We offer science-backed products with a clinically-proven track record to enhance your natural beauty.
During the winter, our skin slows down its turnover process. Exfoliating on a regular basis can promote cellular turnover and remove debris that causes skin to look dull. If you typically exfoliate your skin every two weeks in the summer, you’ll want to up that to a weekly routine during the winter.
Moisturizing is Key
Cold air and harsh winds can quickly zap the moisture from our face and body. A good rule of thumb for moisturizing your face in the winter is at least once in the morning and once before bed. Hands can be moisturized as needed and as often as every time you wash them. Look for lotions or creams that have a hyaluronic acid base for enhanced hydration at a deeper level.
Embrace Vitamins & Antioxidants
Vitamins and antioxidants are more important than ever in the wintertime. They give our skin a nice healthy glow while protecting us from harmful free radicals associated with sun-damage and environmental stressors. Antioxidants can hydrate our skin, increase blood flow, and encourage new cell growth.
Sunscreen is Essential
Sunscreen and lip balm are just as important in the winter. Don’t skip these skin-healthy products just because the sun isn’t shining. Dry or agitated skin can be extra sensitive to harmful UV-rays during winter months.
Take the Next Step
Winterize your skincare regime at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach & Orange County, CA. Fill out the form on this page or call (562) 280-2071 to schedule an in-person consultation. We’ll create a custom treatment plan based on your individual needs.