Winters can sometimes be tiresome for our skin and moving out of them, one might feel the need to rejuvenate their skin. We recently had a chat with Dr. Kelly Sullivan, a preeminent Board-certified plastic surgeon at Annapolis-based Sullivan Surgery & Spa. Lets hear her expert advice for helping your skin recover from the winter.
Common Skin Problems During Winters
The most common skin problem we face in the winter months are dryness. The reason that we get so dry is because moisture diffuses from our skin cells (which are composed primarily of water) into the air. This leaves skin parched, dull, flaky and even cracked. Heating systems produce very dry air which further robs our skin of moisture.
Best Way To Help Your Skin Recover (At Home)
It’s important to exfoliate your skin after the winter months to slough off dead skin. You don’t want to go overboard but 1-2 times a week is ideal.
Best Way To Help Your Skin Recover (In Office)
The first step to battling dry skin on face, neck and décolletage is the combination of microdermabrasion and a light chemical peel. The microdermabrasion will slough off dead skin leaving your skin smooth and the chemical peel will help brighten your skin. This is the perfect no-downtime treatment with immediate results.
Everyday Skincare Tips
1. For Oily Skin:
One common mistake people make with oily skin is that they don’t moisturize. When you’re not moisturizing your skin is producing even more oil for compensate for the dryness. Try a somethings that’s lightweight like a gel and use Oil-free ingredients.
2. For Dry Skin:
Add hyaluronic acid into your routine this acts as a drink of water for the skin and remember drink plenty of water!
3. For Normal Skin:
Protect your skin! Use at least SPF 30 every day.
Article Credit: Laken Tychostup, Licensed Aesthetician with Sullivan Surgery & Spa)