Beating Winter Blues With 4 Tips for Better Skin

Beating Winter Blues With 4 Tips for Better Skin

Most of us loathe this time of year. Our workload is heavier, holiday shoppers are wilder than ever and our skin takes a beating with chilling seasonal changes. No thanks to our deterioration of oil glands and hormones, our aging bodies cannot help but show the effects while dealing with the blistering cold. When the weather changes, everyone has to change their daily skin care regimen in order to promote better skin and maintain skin health all year long.

Staying indoors all day long to avoid the chill can also be as harmful as going out, so no matter what our skin needs protection for every situation. Here are a few helpful winter skincare tips to give your face the best treatment possible throughout your winter beauty routine.

Exfoliate for a Clearer Complexion

At the end of the year, our skin carries all the weight of dead skin cells, rough patches, fine lines, and sun damage. Now is the time to transform your face into a flawless canvas with exfoliating facial treatments at K Plastic Surgery. We offer a variety of options for chemical peels, dermaplaning, and lasers that can rejuvenate your skin and give you a smoother complexion.

Use Moisturizers

An oil-based product will create a protective layer for the skin’s barrier. Moisture prevents skin from cracking and drying out in cold weather. Lotions and creams with glycerine, alpha-hydroxy acids, and vitamins E, C, or A help reduce dry skin and wrinkles. ZO Skin Health is one of our favorite skincare brands and their medical-grade products are tailored for a variety of skin concerns. They also have products specifically designed for different skin types, including sensitive skin. We can help you find the right products with a skincare consultation at our office.

Shorten or Cool Your Shower Usage

We all love the feeling of hot showers at the end of a cold day, but the warm soothing bath slowly strips the skin barrier away if you soak for too long or in too hot water. It is best to keep your showers and baths lukewarm or cooler than you normally would to avoid stripping your skin’s natural oils away. If you are a warm shower enthusiast, then limit your usage to only one 10-minute shower or bath per day.

Hydrate from Inside and Out

Dry winter skin is a common concern for people. The cold air and wind dry out the skin, leading to dryness and itchy skin. As much as we need to cleanse our face, we should also feed it to keep it hydrated. Staying hydrated should be a given, but many of us forget the basic staples to keep our skin youthful. Dehydration will make skin look dry, so it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day. The recommended amount is about 64 ounces.

Schedule a Consultation

As the weather shows us its cold and dark side, you can keep your skin healthy by following this guide for glowing winter skin. Dr. Kayastha is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY, who is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their healthiest, most beautiful skin. Schedule your consultation today by calling our office or filling out an online contact form.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.