Frigid temperatures aren’t common place in Texas, but dry, flaky, and cracked skin STILL runs rampant during this time of year – And it can be a real pain…
Have ever gone to wash your hands and felt the sting of your cracked knuckles touching the water?
Then you know what I’m talking about.
During the winter, it’s not uncommon for clients to constantly be lotioning up their legs, arms, and face. It’s almost like the skin is endlessly sucking up the moisture.
Commercials of women practically bathing in the latest cream and then fondling their impeccably smooth skin give the impression that moisturizer is the be all end all answer to dry, winter skin. But, here’s what you need to know:
A good moisturizers will add hydration to the skin, but its primary purpose is to *seal* in the moisture. So, while it’s absolutely imperative that you find the right products to support your skin in winter, boosting your skin’s hydration— which includes nixing habits that cause and compound skin dehydration—form the core components of a skin-care regimen that’ll help stave off your tight, dry, and itchy skin.
Dry skin is one of the most common conditions we see in the office. In fact, just about every single person at one time or another will have dry skin somewhere on their bodies. And it could come in many forms: flaky patches, cracked skin, and, in more severe cases, itchy red patches (a condition called eczema).
Luckily, many causes of dry skin are within our control, and with a little effort, you can fight and alleviate the symptoms, prevent it from coming back, and help your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more beautiful.
What Causes Skin to Dry Out in the Winter?
From flaky patches to red and itchy skin, your skin loses more than 25% of its ability to hold moisture during the winter.
Here are the top 5 reasons why the skin tends to dry out during the coldest season of the year:
1_ Hot showers:
This one’s a bummer because it feels so good, but hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils, further drying out the skin
2_ Regular hand washing:
Avoiding cold/flu season by washing your hands more consequently dries your hands out faster, especially if you’re using subpar soap
3_ Low humidity:
It’s science… The decreased humidity speeds up the rate at which the water in your skin evaporates, making it feel dry and chapped
You might not feel as thirsty when it’s not sweltering outside, but you must keep up with your daily water intake, or the flakes will be falling…
5_ You need a thicker moisturizer:
It’s important that, when the seasons change, so too does you skin-care regimen. We recommend switching out your lightweight lotions and moisturizers for a thicker cream that contains higher amounts of oils in the winter. For a prime example this type of moisturizer, check out the Veritas Bioactives Aqua Vitae Youth Recovery Crème.
The Backstage Solutions:
Even the best skin care regimen won’t cure all dry winter skin. However, microneedling can certainly help boost confidence and help your skin look fresh.
Microneedling is a treatment that uses what’s known as collagen induction therapy to rejuvenate the skin, making the skin feel firmer, smoothing fine lines, and corrects small skin imperfections.
Whether you’re suffering from dry winter skin, deepening wrinkles, or you’re experiencing minor skin sagging, this is treatment is a fantastic tool in your youth recovery toolbelt.
The results are radiant skin that feels silky and luxurious. There’s also tertiary benefits such as reduced pores and the minimization of scars and even stretch marks.
The procedure stimulates collagen and elastin production, which in effect allows the skin to completely renew within 6-8 weeks. Not only will it improve the skin for the remainder of winter, but it will also give you a new glow when the spring season arrives.
Dermaplaning is perhaps one of the most effective ways to say “buh-bye” to dry, flaky winter skin. The treatment utilizes a powerful physical exfoliation to:
- Stimulate new skin cell growth
- Smooth away rough texture
- Restore vibrancy
- Minimize acne
- Reduce clogged pores and brown spots
The treatment involves exfoliating the skin with a surgical blade to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (commonly referred to as “peach fuzz”) The result is smooth and healthy skin that looks fully rejuvenated.
Backstage dermaplaning leaves patients with a fresher face and a boost in self-confidence – But more importantly – It promotes deeper product penetration, so the skin can hold moisture for longer periods of time.
Boost Confidence with Beauty and Regenerative Medicine
It’s no fun feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, especially when it starts to impact your mood and self-confidence. If you’re eady for a a hydrating pick-me up, contact us today online or at 800-954-7590 to see if dermaplaning might be right for you.