5 Cures for Winter Skin
Winter is a tough season for the skin, leaving many of us facing spring with a complexion that is less than refreshed. If you are not liking what you see in the mirror this winter, it may be time to give your skin the extra TLC it needs to look its best for spring. Check out these five tips from Madnani Facial Plastics to revive tired winter skin.
Over the winter season, cold outdoor temperatures and forced heating indoors leave your skin starved for hydration. This is the season to slather on the moisturizers to keep skin soft and supple. Try giving your face a steam bath before applying your skin lotion to seal in dampness and up your hydration quotient. Re-apply lotion during the day or at night before bed to ensure your skin gets all the moisturizing it needs to survive the cold weather months.
Exfoliation is the process of removing the outer dead, dry skin cells so that the radiant beauty underneath can shine through. Exfoliation should become a regular part of your skin care routine in the winter, using either a home peel solution, a cleansing scrub or another product specifically designed for exfoliating. Don’t limit your exfoliation efforts to your face – by exfoliating skin in areas like your back or feet, you will keep those areas softer and smoother as well.
Just because you don’t see the sun as much during the winter months doesn’t mean you can forget about skin protection this time of year. In fact, when the sun does shine in the winter time, reflections of the rays off the snow can make sun exposure even more powerful. Keep up your daily sun protection routine, using a minimum SPF 30 and re-applying if you are going to be outdoors for long periods like when you enjoy that day on the slopes.
Change it Up
The skincare products that worked so adeptly during the warmer months may seem hopelessly inadequate when the harsh winter weather starts to take its toll. Now is a good time to swap your oil-free cleansers with rich emollients that will add hydration while they clean your skin. You may also need to trade your summer moisturizer for a richer, thicker formulation this time of year, which will help you skin hold in moisture more effectively.
Winter is also an ideal season to take advantage of a professional treatment or two designed to pamper your skin and give it the extra TLC it needs to ward off winter damage. At Madnani Facial Plastics, we offer non-surgical treatments like injectables and laser rejuvenation to provide you skin enhancement without the recovery period typically required for surgery. Dr. Madnani also offers a full range of surgical procedures and encourages patients to consider plastic surgery in the winter when recovery time if often easier and more comfortable. Don’t let the winter months wreak havoc with your skin. With these tips, you can keep your skin in top shape throughout the season so you will be ready to greet spring in style. To learn more about caring for winter skin or professional treatment options, contact Madnani Facial Plastics at 212-203-8591 or 516-226-1080.