Skin Care Tips to Avoid Dry Skin All WinterPublished on December 9, 2016 by Raymond Lee
With the onset of winter comes the inevitable dryness that plagues all of us—even in SoCal. (Think of how many of us travel for the holidays and to ski destinations!) The following tips will help you keep your skin glowing and hydrated even in the harshest of climates.
Though it may be hard to fight the urge to take a piping hot shower on a cold morning, instead take a lukewarm shower for no more than 5 minutes. Long exposure to hot water strips skin of moisture.
Cover Your Face
If you are going to be outside for a prolonged period, protect your face from windburn and chapping with a warm scarf.
Keeping the body hydrated helps prevent your skin from getting dry and scaly.
Stock Up on Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant that can help boost the body’s production of collagen, a protein that maintains skin and other connective tissues, and gives your face that youthful glow. We carry the “iS Clinical Super Serum Advance” Vitamin C Serum which also reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Wash your face 2-3 times a day and deep cleanse at night before going to bed. Our #1 Selling cleanser is the “iS Clinical Cleansing Complex” which deep cleanses without drying and minimizes pore sizes.
Exfoliating should be an integral part of your beauty routine. In winter, however, limit this to once or twice a week and use a mild product.
You still need to moisturize your skin daily. Our “Youth Intensive Creme” from iS Clinical provides powerful 24 hour hydration. This rich formula is also anti aging and firming.
Winter care for dry skin means applying homemade hydrating masks to lock in moisture. The “Miracle Mask” from NuGene with human stem cells hydrates while providing important growth factors and polypeptide complexes.
The sun might seem weak, but you still need protection from it. Don’t skip the sunscreen when you step out. We offer the “UV Daily Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen” in both tinted and clear with the added bonus of hyaluronic acid.
Avoid Fried Food
Limit heavy cheese-laden, fried and sugary foods in winter as this puts more pressure on your body to divert energy into breaking down and digesting.
Include a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables–add vitamins A and E to your diet to keep your skin healthy.
Avoid Heavy Make Up
Your makeup should contain dry and light ingredients to prevent clogging your pores.
Dr. Raymond Lee is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in facial rejuvenation under local anesthesia. He has been practicing in Orange County for the past 10 years, and has performed 4000 facial rejuvenation procedures under light anesthesia.
In his prior practice, his patient satisfaction scores ranked him #1 in the nation. Dr. Lee wants you to “Experience Beauty, the most natural way”. Dr. Lee’s does not believe in the old traditional facelift. Over the course of his career he has mastered the art and science of facial rejuvenation with natural results, minimal sedation, and easy recovery. His signature “FACEology LIFT” (face and neck lift alternative) is the embodiment of all these elements and is what he is widely sought out for.