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Winter Skin Care Tips

Top Ten Winter Tips from Dr. Hellman

  1. Cleanse your skin with a creamy cleanser before retiring at night, which will not strip the skin of moisture. Makeup and dirt clog the pores and lead to blackheads and whiteheads.
  2. Moisturize dry skin more in the winter when indoor heat and outdoor winds can get the best of it.
  3. Oily skin makes its own moisturizer in the form of oil. Tread lightly with creams, give preference to lotions and serums.
  4. Exfoliate 2-3 times a week to get rid of the sallow winter color. Do not use harsh scrubs which can scrape and injure the top layers.
  5. Use an antioxidant to protect your skin. You can never be too young to start this. Green tea products, CoenzymeQ products and Vit C are among the best ones for the skin.
  6. Sunscreens are useful in the winter, from ski vacations to tropical island ones. Don’t forget yours. Broad spectrum UVA and UVB products are best.
  7. Sunglasses are protective not only for the sensitive, thin skin around the eyes, but also for the eyes themselves. Get one with a good quality lense and side protection for the eyes.
  8. Get rid of brown spots and other signs of sun damage. Winter is the best time to have laser treatments.
  9. Laser hair removal is best done in the winter as well. By summer, the hair will be history!
  10. Visit your dermatologist for a semiannual skin exam. Early detection is key to prevent skin cancers from developing and/or growing bigger and deeper