If there’s one thing that we are known for in Western New York it’s our nasty snowstorms. Even though snow may be pretty to look at, it can dry out your skin and make it feel rough in texture. To help you get a smoother more moisturized complexion during these harsh winter months, Dr. Bertolino has created a list of things for you to focus on.
Both exfoliating at home and in our office are two things that Dr. Bertolino recommends. Every time you exfoliate properly, you help to get rid of dry, chapped skin which helps to encourage the growth of healthier skin in its place. Even though weekly at-home exfoliating scrubs can get rid of a little bit of dry skin, you may also want to consider microdermabrasion as an option. Microdermabrasion is a tool that uses crystals to exfoliate the skin; leaving you with smoother, healthier skin in the process.
After you have properly exfoliated your skin, it’s time to moisturize. When choosing a moisturizing cream for cold months like January, make sure that you use a moisturizing cream that is thick in texture; that way you know that your skin is really getting the moisture that it needs. If you feel like you aren’t getting the most out of your moisturizer, then we may recommend microneedling. Microneedling is not just collagen induction therapy, but it is also a treatment that helps your skin retain skin products as well.
You may forget about sunscreen when there’s so much snow outside that you can swim in it, but it’s just as important to wear sunscreen in the winter as it is in the summer. Why? You are equally as prone to getting sun damage.
Having rough, dry skin during these cold winter months is normal, but it doesn’t have to be your normal. Find a new normal and use the tips listed in this article. To learn more, contact us at our Williamsville office and call us at (716) 633-6100.