The cold season calls for you to crank up the central heating, brush off the knitwear, and say hello to stuffy indoor environments, cooler less humid weather, and lengthy hot baths and showers. Sound cozy? Unfortunately, all these can wreak havoc on your skin, especially those with already dry skin, leaving you prone to itching and rough patches. If you’re struggling with dry skin brought on by the cold, there are treatments available that can help, such as microdermabrasion. Call or visit our MacMed Spa Salon and Medical offices to learn how microdermabrasion and other treatments can help you!
Cranking Up the Heat
Not only do the radiators in your home warm up your house, they also dry out your skin, leaving it looking dull and feeling cracked. While you won’t want to switch off your radiator for obvious reasons, you can help fix dry skin by drinking lots of water and applying moisturizer throughout the day. Your skin will thank you for it. You can also invest in humidifiers to bring moisture back into your home.
Instant Temperature Change
Entering a warm room from a wintry outdoors may feel relieving, but not to the skin because it leads to broken veins and causes skin redness. Guarding the skin against unforgiving weather conditions is vital. Ensure that you wear protective clothing such as a scarf when outdoors and also use barrier cream and moisturizer. You can also get yourself anti-inflammatory creams and serums to try and combat skin redness.
Long Hot Baths
After braving the cold weather outdoors, there is no better way to relieve tensed muscles than an oil-infused hot bath. However, not only does hot water cause your skin to dry out, bath oils have the adverse effect of melting away sebum – the natural oil barrier in the skin – causing dryness which will also lead to itching. You can combat this by keeping your baths short and using lukewarm water instead of hot. Opt for soaps that are creamier as harsh cleansers leave the skin feeling tight and dry.
Get Beautiful, Soft Skin All Winter Long
The cold weather absorbs moisture from your skin causing tight, cracked, chapped, flaky skin and calling for you to invest in more products as well as creamier formulations. However, you may not get the desired results from your expensive moisturizers because you likely have dead skin that is blocking the function of your skin care products. In this case, you need to have them removed through a process known as microdermabrasion. This will remove your dead skin cells, promoting the growth of newer skin that will give you a revitalized complexion and also enable your moisturizers to work as intended.
Call us today or visit our MacMed Spa Salon and Medical offices to book a consultation and have all your questions answered about how microdermabrasion can improve your skin this winter and beyond.