How to Combat Dry Skin This Winter

winter skin careYes, you may come into UMass Memorial Medical Group in order to combat fine lines and wrinkles by getting things like Juvederm and Botox, but unless you are also following a good skincare routine this winter, you aren’t doing your skin any benefits. In fact, as one of the leading culprits of developing lines and wrinkles, dry skin can turn your skin from youthful to youth less in no time. Do your skin a favor this winter and give it the proper moisturization and treatment it needs by following the tips below.

  • Wear Sunscreen Daily
    You may think that just because you are spending most of your time indoors and that because you are nowhere near a beach or pool that you don’t need to worry about wearing sunscreen. However, did you know that your skin can get sun damage by merely walking outside or driving in your car? And, that sun damage can dry your skin out and cause it to age prematurely. IN order to help protect your skin this winter, make sure that you wear a daily sunscreen.
  • Use a Moisturizing Cream
    Are you the type of person who either doesn’t have to wear a moisturizer on a daily basis or just has to wear a light moisturizing lotion? IF so, consider switching to a thick moisturizing cream this winter. By helping to lock in and seal the moisturize in your skin, a moisturizer will shield your skin from the cold, dry damaging air that winter brings with it.
  • Drink Water
    This step may sound a bit bizarre regarding your skin, however, by drinking enough water everyday, you can help to keep your skin moisturized from the inside out. Have you ever been dehydrated or spent too much time in the sun? If so, you will start to notice that your skin feels dry almost instantly— this is because of the lack of water in your skin. In order to help you drink enough water throughout the day, try to carry a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go— this will be a constant reminder that you should continue to drink water throughout the day.

To learn more about how you can keep the best care of your skin this winter, contact UMass Memorial Medical Group today.

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