Winter can be a tough time for your skin, and it’s not just the weather outside that can cause you to have itchy, dry, irritated skin during the winter seasons. A combination of wind, cold weather and indoor heating can all cause skin problems by sucking the moisture out of your skin leaving it feeling uncomfortable. As a Vancouver Skin Care Center, False Creek Skin Solutions’ experienced doctors have some tips to help you keep your skin healthy and beautiful during the cooler months.
Vancouver Skin Care Center Tips: Protecting Your Skin in the Winter Months
Take charge of your winter skin care regimen
The winter is the perfect time to revamp your current skin care regimen to suit your needs. Our skin is constantly changing and skin care products that may work for you in summer months probably aren’t going to meet the needs of your skin during the harsher weather in the winter. This means finding winter skin care products that are better suited to the West Coast climate like creamy cleansers, strong exfoliants and rich moisturizers (preferably with sun protection included).
Focus on Moisturizing
Winter can be hard on skin because the cold weather tends to leech water out of the skin leaving it dry and itchy. Remember, moisturizers work not by putting water into the skin, but by slowing the natural loss of water from the skin which makes them a crucial part of your Vancouver skin care regimen all year round, but especially in the winter. Make sure that you’re moisturizing after showering or cleansing the skin, and avoid using extremely hot water or showering for prolonged periods of time which also cause your skin to become dry. Moisturizing tends to be much more effective on properly exfoliated skin. .
Just because there is reduced sunlight during the winter months doesn’t mean that your skin isn’t being subjected to damaging UV rays. In fact, many people are more likely to get burnt during the wintertime due to the sun’s reflection on snow and ice and the public’s general perception that the skin isn’t subjected to UV damage in the winter. Try to make sure that sun screen plays a large role in your winter skin care. A good way to do this is to try and purchase a moisturizer with sun protection included.
Seek the advice of a specialist
Everyone’s skin is different and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to winter skin care. It’s a good idea to seek the advice of a skin care specialist to help you discover which products and methods are right for your skin during the winter time. The team at False Creek Skin Solution (our Vancouver Skin Care Center) are experienced dealing with a variety of skin issues and have expertise that can help keep you and your skin happy and healthy all year round.
Help sensitive, damaged skin with Vancouver laser treatments
Winter can be an even harder time for people who are already experiencing sensitive skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, Rosacea and other common skin conditions. That makes winter the ideal time to take control of your skin issues and try tools like our Vancouver laser treatments for skin, that can help rejuvenate your skin and reduce the appearance of common skin conditions as well as uneven skin texture and redness.
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