The cold, drier winter weather also brings a drop in humidity that can leave our skin feeling and looking dry and irritated.
Dr. Young recently appeared on Channel 69 News at Sunrise to offer several recommendations to address dry skin and help you maintain a healthy, glowing complexion throughout the winter months.
Tips for dry skin
- Increase your home’s humidity with a humidifier: humidity should be around 40% to reduce the effects of dry, cold air on the skin.
- Skip the long, hot shower: the combination of hot water and soap reduces moisture in the skin and exacerbates winter dryness.
- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize: immediately replace lost moisture after a shower with a good moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type. Young Medical Spa in Center Valley offers a signature line of cosmoceuticals and your doctor or esthetician can recommend which is best for you.
If you have patches of dry, red skin that persist or become larger, schedule a visit with Dr. Young to determine the cause and address any health issues to avoid skin damage and restore your complexion.
Winter skin Treatments
Winter time is also a great time to consider rejuvenating your skin and reversing damage caused by exposure to the sun and environmental elements. There are a variety of laser skin treatments available that can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun during the healing process, making the winter months a perfect time to schedule them.
- CO2 Fractional Laser
- IPL Photofacial
- Chemical Peels
During a consultation, Dr. Young or one of his highly trained and experienced Licensed Estheticians can discuss the best options for you, taking into consideration your skin’s condition, cosmetic goals, time and budget. Treat yourself this holiday season to a skin treatment that will restore health to your skin and give you back that youthful, radiant glow.