It’s the time of year when the weather starts to cool down and leaves begin to change. While many wish fall could last forever, the new season is right around the corner—and with it comes a change in your skin’s needs. Don’t worry, we’ve got three essential tips that will help you prepare for a winter skin care routine.
1. Give Your Skin a Clean Slate
What worked when the weather was warmer may not do much for your skin once the temperature drops. Renew your skin with a facial or chemical peel—or if you’re looking for a more intense revival, give microneedling or microdermabrasion a try. Whichever you decide, it’s always a good idea to give your skin a breath of fresh air and eliminate any damage that occurred during the season prior.
2. Protect and Prevent Winter Skin Damage
While it’s important to moisturize year-round, it’s vital in the winter months. Colder weather makes it easier for your skin to dry and crack, causing you to lose your healthy glow. Be sure to moisturize every time you cleanse, especially if you’ve used any blemish products. Creams designed to eliminate pimples and breakouts can be drying, resulting in even more damage if your skin isn’t hydrated.
On top of moisturizer, make sure you’re applying SPF if you’re going out and about. Sunshine or not, you should always protect your skin from harmful UV rays! Sun exposure immediately damages your skin cells, which can cause pigmentation and wrinkles over time—and more severely, skin cancer. Even if you can’t see the sun on a cloudy day, your skin is still at risk.
3. Stay Hydrated Inside and Out
While you should keep track of your water intake every single day, it’s even more important over these next few months! A simple way to combat any type of dehydration is to take in enough H20.
Water intake isn’t the only important factor—the temperature of your water matters, too! When showering, avoid cranking up the heat so your skin can stay hydrated. Hot, steamy showers are tempting when you get home from a chilly day, but they can rid your skin of the natural oils it needs to stay healthy.
Winter Skin Care at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates
APSA is helping patients in Knoxville, Tennessee correct their cosmetic concerns with our aesthetic services and skin care products. Call our office at 865.588.1662 to schedule a consultation—and check back often for our promotions and specials!