Winter Skin Care Tips

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by Flora Levin, MD, FACS

During this time of year, one downside of winter weather is dry, dehydrated, and dull skin.

Luckily there are steps you can take at home to combat these issues. Here are a few tips and product recommendations from our office that you can do at home.

1. While your flawless makeup looks great for a party, that makeup is not so great when your fun filled night ends. Makeup wipes are a great way to remove makeup and grime without stripping delicate skin. BeautyCounter one-step micellar skin wipes are great and contain all natural ingredients.

2. Adding a hyaluronic acid serum to your morning and evening skin care routine is a great way to amp up your skins moisture. HA serums work by drawing water from the skin’s surface for more hydrated, supple looking skin as well as hydrating on a deeper level. PCA hyaluronic acid boosting serum is our top HA pick.

3. Daily sunscreen use is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. Choosing a more hydrating sunscreen for the winter months will hydrate skin as well as protect skin from UV rays and harsh winter weather. Be sure not to neglect your eye area, neck, chest and hands. Elta MD UV Elements is a top pick by dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Eye sun protection is also as important in the winter as it is in the summer months.

4. Hydrating skin at night is an important step. Using a moisturizer with ceramides at night will hydrate skin and lock in moisture. We recommend Elta PM Therapy for hydration without irritation to dehydrated skin.

You can take advantage of daylight savings time to consider laser skin resurfacing. This non-invasive procedure removes the top layer of the skin to bring newer, healthier skin to the surface. This helps improve tone, texture, pigmentation from sun damage and pore size. In addition the laser can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes and mouth area. Alternatives to laser resurfacing include chemical peels. These are less invasive options with essentially no downtime but a series is often needed to achieve consistent results.

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Flora Levin MD, FACS
Oculofacial Plastic Surgery
131 Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 557-6464

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