You may have noticed that your skin tends to get drier in cold winter months. This is due to a combination of factors such as colder outside air, dry indoor heat, lower humidity levels, etc. But don’t worry, there are simple actions you can take to ensure your skin stays healthy, even during the harsh winter months.
In a recent Cosmopolitan article, Dr. Bhanusali gave his tips on how to keep the skin on our bodies healthy and happy through the hot seasons and the cold ones. Dr. Mian even gave her tips in an article by The Vitamin Shoppe. We’ve taken those tips and combined them with some of Dr. Lazic’s advice to give you 7 quick tips for dealing with dry skin during this winter season.
1. Avoid Excessively Hot Water
Avoid using excessively hot water when bathing or showering. It’s better to avoid hot steamy showers and opt for lukewarm water instead. Lukewarm water is less drying to the skin.
2. Do NOT Aggressively Scrub/Exfoliate
Do not aggressively scrub or exfoliate your skin (avoid loofahs). Use your hands to gently remove any surface dirt.
3. Less is More
Using less soap is better for your skin. Use a gentle soap to clean the genitals and underarms. Use water with no soap to clean the other parts of your body. We recommend using a soap such as Cetaphil, Cerave, Aveeno, Vanicream or Dove Unscented.
4. Pat Dry & Moisturize
After bathing, pat dry your skin with a towel and immediately apply a moisturizer while the skin is slightly damp. When skin is still damp, it can better absorb the products you’re putting on it because pores are dilated. We recommend cream-based moisturizers (rather than lotions) made by sensitive skin brands such as Cerave, Cetaphil, La Roche Posay, Bioderma, Aveeno or Eucerin.
5. Layer Your Skin-care Products
Before applying your moisturizer, massage some hyaluronic acid serum into your face and neck. Hyaluronic acid is a well-known skin-care superstar that’s found naturally in your skin and is known to both boost moisture and help smooth wrinkles.
6. Try Petroleum Based Ointments
If you do not mind a slight greasy feel to your skin, apply a thin coat of Aquaphor or Vaseline ointment while the skin is still wet. These ointments can work as excellent moisturizers. “Some may even need petroleum ointment as an added layer on top of their moisturizer,” says Dr. Mian.
7. Humidity = Hydration
Sleeping with a humidifier in your room is another small change that can go a long way. Consider purchasing a humidifier for the bedroom to keep the skin better hydrated during the winter months. The extra moisture can also help keep your hair shiny.
We hope this short guide will help you achieve healthier skin this winter season. For more skincare tips, tricks, and general advice, make sure to follow us all on Instagram @hudsonderm @drbhanusali @drlazicnyc @drmianskin
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The HDLS Team
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Will this get me a six pack?
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Will I lose fat after this treatment?
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S- smooth gel, technology
L- long lasting
Fillers are Safe, it is made with Hyaluronic acid, and different fillers have different water affinity so some last longer, some have a shorter duration.
Vollure– rec for nasal labial folds, most balanced technology, less moldable, 18 month duration – longest for nlfs
Vollbella– lips, to soften lines
Voluma– higher in G’, more firm and moldable , indicated for cheeks- up to 2 years duration, also is good for the chin
Ultra – to plump the lips
Volbella for smoothing lips, crisp lines around the lips.
Ultra Plus– nasal labial folds. robust and moldable and high in water affinity. Great for filling deep lines.
Restylane Lyft/ Restylane Define
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Addressing FAQs in person and over the phone:
I have never done it, I am freaking out! Is it safe? Is it painful?
Answer: we hear you, and trust me you are not the only one who has these concerns. The great news is that at HDLS all injectables and procedures are done only by certified Dermatologists so you are in good hands here. Fillers are safe, it has Hyaluronic acid in them which is great for your skin bc it keeps your skin hydrated. The discomfort during the procedure comes from the technique that is being used and the type of filler that is being done.
We use the smallest gauge needles and our physicians chose only safe, natural and long lasting products. There is also topical numbing that is being applied during the procedure so you barely feel anything.
Will I swell or bruise after the procedure?
Answer: Swelling and bruising is possible and common after the procedure. However, we use smallest needles, physicians use different techniques and only high quality products depending on the area which is a concern for you. And all these factors help to minimize discomfort during the procedure and after.
Is filler expensive?
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This is important for patients to understand — if they still want natural movement, that is very possible and the whole point 🙂
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Key words: Preventative. Natural. Tailorable. Will still have facial expression. Temporary. Contraindicated during pregnancy
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