When you think of the phrase “skincare routine,” you might connect it to sunny weather and hot summer days. After all, between the heat, sweat, and extra UV rays, you’re probably wellversed in modifying your routine for those hotter months to keep your skin smooth and clear. Yet even in cold winter months, there are still ways to not only maintain your look but also improve it, one product at a time.
Use sunscreen – even on cloudy days
If you thought that sun damage can only occur during warmer months, think again. Even with more cloud coverage, your skin can still be susceptible to UV rays that cause sunburn and dry skin. In fact, sun rays can reflect off of snow and affect your skin. To combat this, you can rely on broad spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of at least 30.
Continue to moisturize
During wintertime, your surroundings will be less humid – both inside and outside. According to Dr. Neela Rao, a CEENTA facial plastic specialist who practices at our Fort Mill office, “Colder months have both a drop in humidity and temperature, causing dry, irritated skin. Along with proper hydration, you can save your skin by using thicker moisturizing creams rather than thinner lotion-based products.”
Rely on hyaluronic acid
As mentioned, winter can bring dry skin due to a drop in humidity. Your skin will also be pretty sensitive, so a product with anti-inflammatory properties can bring some relief. With hyaluronic acid, it is not only a natural anti-inflammatory, but it also pulls moisture from the nearest source. While that would seem counterintuitive in a dry environment like winter, using a product containing hyaluronic acid on damp skin with an occlusive barrier like a moisturizer will increase its effectiveness.
Having smooth, clear skin can happen any time of year, even in the winter. CEENTA can help you achieve your skincare goals with a variety of medical-grade skincare products at our Concord, Fort Mill, Uptown, and SouthPark offices. These offices include products from Alastin, Obagi, PCA, Revision, and SkinMedica. Learn more about our featured skincare lines and schedule a consultation with a CEENTA facial plastic specialist today.
This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your doctor. If you need an appointment with a facial plastic specialist in one of our North or South Carolina locations, you can schedule appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.
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