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Ballantyne dermatologist tips

Your Ballantyne dermatologist understands that winter weather can be harsh on every part of your body. Start protecting your hands to prevent dryness and chapping before the severe cold weather hits. If you wait until you have a problem, it is definitely harder to restore them to that summertime softness. Wear gloves at the slightest hint of cold weather. Apply a good hand cream every morning and evening. You will need to prevent dryness on the feet as well. Wear socks overnight after applying a foot cream. Unfortunately, too often we are less than proactive until the harsh weather starts to affect our skin and hair.

Taking care of your hair

It will not be long before we are dealing with bone-chilling winds and zero humidity. We want to take this opportunity before the weather turns; to help you adopt some simple and effective tips from one of Charlotte’s most trusted dermatologists that will keep you ahead of winter’s effects on your hair. Cold air and low humidity not only dries out your skin, but it is very hard on your hair. If your hair is starting to feel dry and brittle, then consider the following tips to help you repair your damaged winter hair:

  • Cut back on shampoo frequency

Instead of shampooing every day, skip to every second or third day. This will allow your hair’s natural oils to prevent further drying. It will also keep your scalp healthy.

  • Deep conditioning

At least once a week, massage a deep conditioner into your hair and scalp, and leave it in as you shower. After you have finished your shower, rinse out the conditioner with warm water (not hot). If your hair is extremely dry, it may be necessary to use a “leave-in” deep conditioner. You may prefer the use of a hair conditioner that you can apply before bedtime, and rinse the following morning. Ask your dermatologist to recommend the best product for extended use.

  • Avoid excessive heat

It is best to avoid using hair dryers or other heating devices that can take a toll on your hair. It is worth it to get up earlier and allow your hair to air-dry. Since you will only be washing your air only a couple of times a week, it may be more convenient to wash your hair on off days.

  • Go natural.

Give your hair a winter break from hair dyes and relaxing chemicals. The combination of chemically treating your hair with dyes and highlights, then using heating devices such as blow dryers and flatirons, can cause significant hair breakage. Once hair strands are broken, they cannot be repaired.

Ballantyne dermatologist offers treatment for dry skin and damaged hair

There is no need to live with dry skin or damaged hair. Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide the most effective treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.

Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a consultation and analysis of your hair and skin.

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