Revitalize your skin after a long winter

Winter is not always kind to our skin. Cold weather, especially in combination with dry air, can affect how much moisture your skin holds. This weather combination can lead to dry, flaky skin that can crack and bleed. It can also make psoriasis or eczema worse if you have either of these conditions.

If you’ve struggled with dry, cracked skin from winter weather, here are five things you can do to recover.

Come visit us at Aesthetics!

To start, we recommend making an appointment with our licensed esthetician, Courtney. She can assess your skin condition and will likely recommend a chemical peel. A chemical peel is a facial treatment that applies a chemical solution to your face to help with wrinkles, roughness, and overall complexion.

We offer two options at Aesthetics: the SkinMedica Illuminize Peel and the SkinMedica Vitalize Peel.

Start a skincare routine at home

While a chemical peel is an important first step for skin recovery, regular care is vital to maintaining healthy skin. During your visit to Aesthetics, our professionals will also recommend a skin care routine for you to follow, morning and night. Aesthetics offers a range of professional-grade products that can help rejuvenate, protect, and repair your skin.

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Drinking plenty of water is good for overall health, including your skin. When possible, try to drink water even when you’re not thirsty. A common recommendation is to drink 64 ounces a day (about eight glasses). 

There are also other ways to “hydrate” your skin, such as using humidifiers, covering skin during cold weather, and avoiding prolonged exposures to hot water (such as long showers).

Each a diet rich in fruits and vegetables

It’s no secret diets rich in fruits and vegetables are good for our health. They contain a lot of the nutrients and vitamins we need to support a healthy body.

Fruits and vegetables also help maintain healthy skin in a number of ways.

For starters, many plant-based foods are rich in antioxidants, an important chemical that helps prevent damage to cells in the body, including skin cells. 

Many fruits and veggies are also high in vitamin C (you probably knew this), which helps with wrinkles and promotes blood supply to your skin. Vitamin C is abundant in a lot of fruits and veggies, such as citrus fruits, broccoli, kale, and bell peppers. 

Use sunscreen, even on cloudy or cold days

Finally, using sunscreen on a regular basis can be a good way to protect skin that you can’t cover with clothing, such as your face or neck.

More importantly, you should use sunscreen throughout the year, not just on warm, sunny days. Though it may not seem like it, dangerous UV rays from the sun are still present in winter months. In fact, you may be more exposed to UV rays in the winter months because snow can reflect sunlight back at you.  

The American Academy of Dermatology says that sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 can maximize your protection from harmful rays.

Ready to start your skin care treatment? Contact the dedicated professionals at Aesthetics today!