Dry, itchy, rough skin? Say hello to the Ohio winter, wreaking havoc from head to toe. To keep skin feeling and looking its best, Apex Skin has some great tips to keep your skin happily hydrated and healthy throughout the cold months. From your top to your toes, here is how to treat your skin.
Warm, short showers using mild, gentle soaps and shower gels are your best bet for combatting that tight dry feeling following the shower routine. “Immediately after your shower, it is important to lock in hydration with a moisturizer. The winter may call for thicker options, like creams or ointments to keep dryness away,” says dermatologist Dr. Lauren Karpinski.
When it comes to our face it is important to keep things hydrated, strong, and protected. At Apex we carry two great product lines, ZO and SkinMedica, to keep your skin at its best. “A good daily skin care regimen for your face during the winter is essential for keeping dry, itchy, rough skin at bay,” advises Dana Baker, aesthetician. If you already have a good regimen, it may be necessary to make some small adjustments due to the weather. We also offer many services and treatments to combat winter skin issues. Winter is a great time of year for treatments such as peels and dermaplaning, which exfoliate and replenish.
“Always keep in mind, sunscreen is extremely important every day no matter how long it has been since we have seen the sun. Our medical-grade sunscreens protect your skin from HEV light, the light emitted from our computers, TVs, phones, etc. These rays are proving to be as damaging, if not more, to our skin than the sun.” – Dana Baker, LPN, Medical Aesthetician
To schedule a same-day dermatology appointment or to schedule a free aesthetic consultation, call 440.443.0434 or go to www.apexskin.com.