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Skin Care in Transition

skin careAs you look into the year ahead, you may see areas in which your life will transition. For the most part, life has a way of keeping us on our toes! Our jobs change, our families and circle of friends change, everything changes with time. Did you know that your skin care is also something that needs to change from time to time? In fact, modifications to your normal routine may need to evolve more so than you think. Here, we will point out three times of transition that require your attention.

Cold Winter Weather

In case you haven't already noticed, the change of seasons between Fall and Winter can have a dramatic effect on your skin. Air turns dry as it cools of so significantly. Our natural response to cold weather is to warm up! We seek refuge under warm clothing - a barrier between our core and the harsh elements. Well, the skin also needs a barrier. Couple the cold air with our efforts to stay warm, such as hot baths and showers and heated indoor air, and you could have a recipe for disaster.

Don't let the frigid winter usher in dermatologic problems like cracks and redness. Switch up your skin care to include richer, denser creams and body washes. Look for emollient ingredients such as lanolin, cocoa butter, or shea butter, and use such products after a shower, while your skin is still moist.

Harsh Summer Sun

Because your pores are more open during the hot summer months, there is a need to transition from emollient ingredients to moisturizing ingredients that are lighter and more permeable. The main focus of summer skin care is protection from damaging UV rays. We are happy to suggest sunscreen products that have a high rating for efficiency.

Aging

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, the skin is aging. That means there is always a need for proper skin care that nourishes deep tissues and exfoliates the old. From chemical peels to laser treatments, today's patients have numerous options in how they keep their skin looking and feeling young.

For outstanding dermatologic care in a friendly environment, call Dermatology &  Skin Surgery Center.

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