Winter can be a harsh time for your skin. The cold wind and indoor heaters can dry out your skin, leaving it flaky, irritated, and dull. As the weather changes and temperatures drop, your skin needs extra care and attention to stay healthy and vibrant. Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa is here to give you some essential tips for preparing your skin for colder weather.

  • Moisturize: The key to protecting your skin from the harsh elements of winter is moisture. Apply a high-quality moisturizer daily to keep your skin hydrated. Look for a moisturizer that contains natural ingredients such as aloe vera, avocado oil, and chamomile. These ingredients will help to soothe and nourish your skin.
  • Sun Protection: It might be cold outside, but the sun still shines. UV rays can penetrate through clouds and damage your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect against damage from UVA and UVB rays. Look for a moisturizer that includes sunscreen, so you only need to apply one product.
  • Hydrate: Drinking water is important for maintaining good skin health. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Herbal teas and fruit juices are also good options.
  • Protect Your Hands and Lips: Your hands and lips can easily become dry and cracked during the winter months. Wear gloves to protect your hands from the cold wind and apply lip balm consistently throughout the day.

Preparation is the key to healthy skin this winter. By following these essential tips for preparing your skin for colder weather, you can keep your skin looking and feeling healthy all winter long. With the right products you can maintain vibrant, glowing skin throughout the winter season. Remember, healthy skin is not just about looks, it is also crucial for your overall wellbeing. Always consult a dermatologist for any concerns about persistent dry skin, itching or rashes. Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa is here to answer any questions you have. Feel free to call us at 585-266-5420, email us through our secure contact page, or request an appointment on our website.