If there’s one thing to Know About DC winters it’s that they can be really harsh on your skin. If you are experiencing dry, chapped skin this winter then we at West End Plastic Surgery have a few tips for you.
One of the best ways for your skin to be able to actually absorb the moisturizers that you are putting on it is with a procedure like microneedling. Microneedling works by making tiny punctures in your skin. Because your skin is punctured, it more easily absorbs skin care products which will help it get hydrated. Typically, while we perform microneedling, we may also use a moisturizing serum at the same time which will be more easily absorbed than without microneedling.
If there’s one thing to know about facials it’s that they can really help you combat your dry, chapped winter skin. Before you come in for your facial, we may encourage you to come to our office for a consultation. During your consultation, we will be able to determine which facial will give you the most hydrating benefits while also targeting other skin care concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne.
One thing we can’t recommend enough of is using a thick moisturizer during the winter. Unless you have naturally oily skin, a non-fragrance facial moisturizer shouldn’t break you out, but it will help you combat dry, irritated skin. Just make sure that you apply sunscreen over the top of it before you go out in the day. Then, at night, you can apply a really thick layer before bed; that way it has time to sit in your skin and slowly get absorbed.