As the winter chill sets in, taking care of your skin becomes a top priority. From moisturizers to red light masks, Dr. Heather Rogers shares her winter skincare secrets to ensure your skin remains radiant and healthy despite the harsh weather conditions.
Moisturization is Key:
Moisturizing is of utmost importance in cold climates. Apply Face Cream multiple times a day to combat the cold air that tends to strip the skin of its natural moisture. Whether it's before hitting the slopes, after skiing, or before bedtime, maintain a consistent moisturizing routine.
Skip Active Treatments:
Cold weather can be harsh and irritating on skin, so it is best to skip your Night Repair Treatment to avoid further irritation. Instead, opt for a double layer of protection by applying Face Cream and a light covering of Restore Healing Balm. This extra step ensures your skin stays hydrated and protected while you sleep.
Red Light Therapy:
Incorporating red light therapy into your routine is a great way to combat redness and irritation you may be experiencing from the cold. The red light masks not only provide relief but also contribute to maintaining the skin's balance in challenging weather conditions.
When engaging in outdoor activities like skiing, it’s a good idea to wear a full face mask to shield your skin from windburn and sun exposure. This additional layer, combined with a helmet, safeguards your skin against the elements.
Simplicity in Skincare Routine:
During the colder months, a simplified skincare routine goes a long way. Instead of loading your skin with products asking your skin to do more, focus on the essentials—moisturizing, protecting, and using zinc-based sunscreen. A minimalist approach allows your skin to thrive without unnecessary stress.
From diligent moisturization to specialized treatments, prioritize simplicity and protection. As winter approaches, consider incorporating these expert tips into your skincare routine to ensure your skin remains vibrant and resilient throughout the season.
Meet the author: Heather D. Rogers, MD, founder of Doctor Rogers Skin Care, is a double-board certified dermatologic surgeon who sees patients full-time at her practice Modern Dermatology in Seattle, WA. She is a graduate of Stanford University, the University of Washington School of Medicine, and completed her dermatology residency and fellowships at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan. These recommendations are not sponsored, but are the result of Dr. Heather D. Rogers, MD evidence-based research and extensive clinical experience.