The brisk, chilly weather will soon be making its arrival in Atlanta and your skin should be prepared! The blistering winds of winter can leave your skin dry, cracked, and itchy. Even your beloved heating system in your home can suck moisture out of the air, adding to the dryness your skin can experience. To keep your skin hydrated and healthy during the cold winter months, try these five tips from Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery:
1. Moisturize daily.
After showering, immediately apply moisturizer to your body. The steam of the shower causes your pores to open and immediate application of moisturizer will allow the skin to soak in all the nutrients. Lotions, heavy creams, and Vaseline petroleum jelly are all skin savers.
2. Stay hydrated, drink water!
Just because the heat is gone, doesn’t mean you should skimp out on drinking enough water. Staying hydrated can help your skin tremendously.
3. Don’t be afraid of humidity.
Humidity may not be helpful when you’re having a good hair day, but it’s great for your skin! Full-room humidifiers can add humidity to heated, dry rooms in your home which lead to dry skin. These devices can pump moisture back into your home or office and help keep your skin stay moisturized in the process.
4. Wear sunscreen, year-round.
Sunscreen in the winter? Strange concept, right? Just because you’re no longer basking in the sun’s rays doesn’t mean you should skip out on applying sunscreen before leaving the house. On sunny days, or days when there’s sun-reflecting snow on the ground, sunscreen can protect your skin from unwanted sunburn.
5. Keep your shower time to a minimum.
This is a difficult task to complete, especially when it’s freezing outside! But in order to keep your skin hydrated, it’s essential. The scalding water can strip the moisture from your skin.
Our facials and peels can help keep your skin hydrated as well! Schedule an appointment with one of the professional medical aestheticians at Premier Image in Atlanta today.