Protecting your skin
Are you one of the countless people who claim to have “problems with my skin” during the winter season? The first step in avoiding these problems is to protect your skin from the elements. Many of us spend a lot of time and energy preparing for, and anticipating a winter storm, but the constant cold and wind we expect this time of year can cause a host of unwanted skin problems. Admittedly, it is more difficult to keep your skin hydrated and beautiful. Unfortunately, cold weather has an even greater impact on your skin as you age. We want to offer some helpful tips that you can use to protect your skin from cold weather.
- Moisturize your skin
Proper winter skin care always involves moisturizing. Choose a cream or ointment moisturizer that provides a protective layer from the elements. Seek professional recommendation for the type of products that will moisturize without clogging your pores.
- Always use sunscreen
The regular use of sunscreen is very important during the winter season. This time of year, the sun’s UV rays are just as harmful to your skin. Applying sunscreen to exposed skin, and wear opaque clothing whenever possible. Do not forget to protect your lips, use a lip balm that contains sunscreen.
- Visit your dermatologist
Proper skincare is not attained by a quick trip to the drug store or grocery store. Over the counter skin care products do not work for everyone because skin conditions are as unique as every individual. Visit a board-certified dermatologist to obtain the most accurate recommendations from a doctor who understands your skin condition. He or she will also tell you if your current skin regimen needs some adjustment. This will help you to avoid spending needlessly, on products that do not work for you.
A top Charlotte dermatologist for dry skin
Dr. Nixon is a board certified Charlotte dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and reliable cosmetic dermatology concerns. Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, reliable cosmetic dermatology, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. We provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox:registered: treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. We provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call our office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your sun damaged skin, or any other skin condition.