You may think that now that the harsh summer sun has given way to cloudy days and colder temperatures that your skin has it made. No more worrying about sunburns and dry skin, right? But winter weather can come with its own set of problems for the skin. Pampering your skin should be a year-round thing — don’t stop just because it is cold!
Treat your skin right
During the winter, your skin is actually more fragile than it is during the summer. Keep an eye out for anything that may irritate your skin and don’t forget to protect it when you are going outside, even when the sun isn’t out.
- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. With the cold weather outside and dry heat inside, it is easy for skin to get dry and cracked. Drink lots of water, use a moisturizing hydrating cleanser (avoid cleansers with glycolic or salicylic acid, which dry out the skin), and make sure to moisturize your skin every day. You may even want to invest in a humidifier for the home and/or office to keep moisture in the air. And don’t forget your hands – use a cream or ointment in the winter to keep hands from getting dry.
- Limit bath and shower time. Long showers and baths can dry out your skin, especially if the water is too hot.
- Remember the sunscreen. It is easy to forget when it is rainy or snowy, but the sun can always peek through the clouds and cause some skin damage. Sunscreen is a quick, easy, and very effective way to protect your skin.
- Don’t forget that winter is the perfect time to treat yourself to some spa time. Come to Amara Medical Aesthetics for a chemical peel, a facial, or an injectable – the ultimate in skin pampering!
You may not think about your skin too much during the cold months, since you are inside more often and covered up more when you are outside. But it is always time to pamper your skin! Take care of yourself, and for real pampering contact Amara Medical Aesthetics in Bellevue, Washington. Call (425) 455-2131 for an appointment today!