Winter’s cold, blustery weather causes many of us to suffer from dry skin.
Outside temperatures and humidity levels plummet. We retreat indoors for warmth only to encounter dry air generated by our furnace and fireplace. We attempt to stay healthy through the cold and flu season by washing our hands more frequently. It doesn’t take long before our lips and hands crack and our skin begins to feel itchy, flaky and dry.
There are a number of things you can do to help prevent dry skin, such as:
- Taking shorter showers or baths and moisturizing immediately afterwards (before your skin dries) with emollient creams.
- Turning your thermostat down.
- Using a humidifier.
- Using only alcohol-free types of hand sanitizers.
- Protecting your hands with gloves when going outside or when exposing them to water or chemicals (such as when washing dishes or using household cleaning products).
- Moisturizing again!
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and dryer. According to a survey by the National Rosacea Society, 22-23 percent of the rosacea respondents in their 50’s and 60’s, respectively, reported increased dryness. This number rose to 34 percent after age 70. There are many options for improving dry, vascular skin.
At Urban Effects, we recommend an annual skin care consultation to review skin care routines and product usage. January is a great time to schedule a complimentary VISIA skin analysis and design a customized plan for the upcoming year. We allow enough time to evaluate your skin, products and budget and to implement a plan that addresses your skin care goals. Skin care routines and products often need to change during colder, dryer months. In some cases, certain products may need to be eliminated, used less frequently or changed to different vehicles in order to improve the condition of the skin. This process often saves you time and provides
We offer a variety of in-office treatments that can improve dry skin. These range from light to medium chemical peels, HydraFacials™ and NANO™ laserpeels. These treatments allow the appropriate skin care regimen to penetrate and accelerate hydration. They also provide fast relief with no downtime. In addition, many with facial redness enjoy visible improvement from a FotoFacial™ BBL™.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary skin care consultation, contact Urban Effects Medspa at 987-5188.
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