As temperatures drop, men and women work harder to keep their skin healthy. Ignoring skin care during the colder months can speed the visible signs of aging. Extreme temperature changes, dryness, and sunburn damage the skin, creating dullness and increasing the likelihood of wrinkles. Protect the skin you’re in with these doctor-approved skin care tips.
7 Doctor Recommended Skin Care Tips
- Protect your skin at all costs. Harmful UV rays can seep through cloud cover, and contrary to common opinion, they’re just as dangerous in the winter. Never leave the house without applying at least SPF 30 to the face, neck, and ears.
- Eat right. A nutritious meal can rejuvenate the skin. Munch on almonds, which contain fatty acids that soothe inflammation in the skin.
- Control stress. Stress isn’t just internal. The effects of stress can increase signs of aging. Set aside a time each week to rest and rejuvenate. Don’t forget to turn off your phone while you relax.
- Choose a good skin care routine. Healthy skin requires upkeep. Ask Dr. Brantner about gentle skin care products to keep the skin soft and supple.
- Learn the tricks. Dealing with swollen, itchy eyes after a hard long day? The age-old frozen peas trick works! Place a bag of frozen peas over your eyes for 5 minutes to reduce swelling and minimize redness.
- Exercise well. Exercise is key to healthy skin, but it’s important to choose your workout wisely. High-impact exercise can cause the skin to sag over time. Try cross-training or using low-impact fitness machines like the elliptical to reduce the stress of your workout.
- Sip tea. Both green and black teas contain protective compounds that help prevent skin cancer and the breakdown of collagen in the skin.
Want to renew dull skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles? Ask about non-invasive procedures like microdermabrasion, Botox, and injectable fillers.