The Dos and Don’ts of Winter Skincare

The winter season can be problematic when you’re trying to lead a healthy lifestyle. Substantial, rich meals are the leading cause of “holiday weight gain” and cold, dry weather damages healthy skin. Although we’re celebrating National Healthy Skin Month a little late, the leading wellness center and weight loss program near Langhorne, PA, Signature Medicine, would still like to offer clients the best skincare tips for healthy skin all winter long. 

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Upgrade Your Moisturizer: Moisturizer is crucial all year long, but its importance significantly increases during the colder months. Cold winter days can dry out the skin and cause it to crack. Moisturizer is recommended to keep skin supple. If you’re using your light summer lotion, you should consider upgrading to a thick moisturizer. Heavy creams penetrate deeper and provide hydration where the skin needs it most.

Invest in a Humidifier: You may think avoiding outside weather by staying in heated indoor environments will help your skin retain moisture better, but that is not necessarily true. Depending on the type of heater you have, your indoor air quality may be too dry for your skin. Invest in a quality humidifier to maximize moisture in the air. 

Simplify Your Routine: There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Products designed to alleviate skin problems and restore your healthy glow can do just the opposite if used in excess. When your skin is being attacked on all sides, less is more. Opt for organic treatments that are gentle for everyday use on skin and save the strong products for emergency situations. 

Visit a Med Spa: Who’s more qualified to improve your skincare routine than a licensed professional? Med spas offer a wealth of aesthetic treatments personalized to benefit each person’s skin type. Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up or require intense treatment, a med spa will leave you feeling brand new and revitalized. If you’re in the Newtown, PA, area, primary care provider, Dr. Sitapara, is licensed to provide the highest-quality med spa services, from facial rejuvenation to body contouring, and everything in between. 

Lather on the Sunscreen: Cloudy days don’t mean the sun’s dangerous rays are hiding. Although you don’t see them, dangerous UVA and UVB rays can still penetrate and damage your skin. Make sure you’re still applying sunscreen to exposed skin even as the days get colder. 

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If you need any more health tips, contact Dr. Sitapara and his team of skilled physicians now. You can also schedule an appointment online by clicking here.

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