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Winter weather can take a toll on your skin. Some common issues include dryness, flaking, cracking and even eczema. But Aesthetician Joann Stuhl says you don’t have to live with uncomfortable dry skin during the winter months.
“I typically recommend a customized professional skincare treatment at least four times a year to coincide with the seasons to help the overall appearance of your skin and stimulate collagen production,” claims Stuhl.
In addition to a professional treatment, she also emphasizes the importance of changing your skincare routine during the winter months. Because dryness is an issue that many people have during the winter months, moisturizing should be an integral part of anyone’s skincare regime.
To make sure your moisturizer is most effective, Stuhl suggests incorporating an alpha hydroxyl acid like Vitamin C or Glycolic products before applying a moisturizer. She says the alpha hydroxyl acid gently exfoliates your skin, which allows the moisturizer to penetrate deeper.
When it comes to choosing a moisturizer, Stuhl recommends one that has hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid holds three times its molecular weight in water and is found naturally in your body to aid in tissue repair.
In addition to lotions and creams, another way to combat dry skin is to use a humidifier. Heating systems like central air and space heaters blast hot dry air and can cause dry skin. A humidifier pumps moisture in the air and can prevent your skin from becoming over dry.
Stuhl believes that there’s a fix for your skin, regardless of how hard winter has been on it. “We offer a variety of effective, no down time professional treatments that will effectively rejuvenate stressed skin issues. Advanced skincare therapies like peels, laser therapy and professional at home skincare can help promote hydration and prevent aging,” says Stuhl.