Many of us struggle with giving our skin the nutrients and protection it needs. When winter comes around, the skincare problems we grapple with often get worse. Dry weather means dry skin and giving your skin the best treatment is no easy feat. If you frequently have dry skin on your hands or face, following these simple tips from our team can help!

At BodyLase®, we strive to provide you with the best in beauty care. Explore our tips below and for more advanced skincare solutions, consider scheduling an appointment. We offer the amazing Hydrafacial® that cleanses, exfoliates, and renews your skin without downtime. We also provide several laser facial options to help you look your best in the coming winter months.

Switch From Lotion to Cream

A change in the weather is often enough of a reason to switch up your skincare routine. Using a moisturizer regularly is an excellent way to maintain skin health and softness. However, when the weather gets cold, that same moisturizer you’ve been using for most of the year may not offer as many benefits as you think. 

While creams feel heavier, they are actually a much more effective option in harsh weather. This is because creams provide a stronger oily barrier than lighter options. This barrier reduces water loss and stops your skin from getting dry when temperatures drop. If you need help picking out a cream that works, our team at BodyLase® is always happy to help.

For excellent protection, we offer the Obagi Hydrodrops, Obagi Hydrate Luxe, Neocutis Neo Body, Neocutis Bio Serum Firm, and more! These medical-grade skincare products help balance your skin while providing it with the moisture it needs to remain hydrated. All of them can be used on the face, while the Neo Body is perfect for your hands and other parts of the body. 

Don’t Skip the Sunscreen

Though we might see less of the sun in the cold weather months, it doesn’t simply go away. Actually, the sun’s rays still make it to Earth despite the clouds. For this reason, keeping sunscreen in your routine is essential for preventing dry skin and keeping your skin safe.

While some believe that an SPF 15 rating is enough, opting for SPF 30 and up will ensure your skin stays safe. Wearing sunscreen is also an important factor in reducing the amount of sun damage you take and can help prevent the appearance of brown spots. At BodyLase® we happily offer Obagi, SkinMedica®, Neocutis®, Revision Skincare®, and other medical-grade solutions designed to protect your skin.

Wear Gloves, Just Not for Too Long

Exposing your hands to rain, cold air, and snow can dry them out. When the weather is cold and our skin is not receiving enough moisture, we can develop dryness, redness, and itching. Our hands are perhaps the most susceptible to this, which is why wearing gloves is a good idea.

However, wearing gloves all of the time has been shown to actually cause dry skin and contact dermatitis. Therefore, you should wear quality gloves and take them off when you’re indoors.

Take Shorter Showers

Taking a hot shower or bath might be helpful for relaxing your muscles, but they don’t do your skin any favors! Actually, hot water has been shown to damage keratin cells that are located on the outer layer of the skin. When these cells are disrupted the epidermis dries out and prevents the cells from locking in moisture.

Worse still, hot showers can lead to itching and can make skin conditions like eczema worse! To make things easier on your skin, the obvious solution is to take colder showers. Alternatively, applying moisturizer after a shower can help repair your cells and prevent dryness.

Schedule an Appointment for Dry Skin Treatments in Raleigh or Cary, NC

Keeping your skin healthy over the winter can be easier with a bit of help. If you need tips or treatments, schedule an appointment with our BodyLase® team today. To get in touch, simply call our Raleigh MedSpa office or our Cary MedSpa office.