“UVA rays are the same, during summer or winter, and they can go through clouds and windows- and induce damage not only on the epidermis (the upper skin layer), but all the way through the dermis (the second of the three major layers of the skin).”
Imagine what a difference great skin could have on your life. Good skin can do a great deal to your confidence, but maintaining good skin health is not always easy to achieve.
Do you want healthy & glowing skin? I want to simplify it for you. Let’s start with the basics.
Luckily for you we have a dermatology expert in house, who can help you get better healthier skin.
Enter Dr Miray, a Dermatology resident & Cosmetic medicine expert is a doctor from Oslo. She has learnt from the best, & has a lot of experience of dealing with different skin types. She is a master at what she does, & is passionate about helping others achieve healthy skin.
Below are some of Dr Miray’s tips for healthy skin in winter.
WINTER SKIN CARE TIPS
- Avoid long hot showers (and soap if possible)
- Apply moisturizer to damp skin
- Remember to use sunscreen
- Drink water!
- Easy with the face scrubs and peelings
“Vitamin C is essential for collagen production” ~ Dr Miray
During the winter, the skin – especially on the hands and legs – may become very dry and flaky, and sensitive skin or a pre existing eczema may worsen.
This is what you can do to help your skin in retaining most of its natural moisture later:
- Avoid long and hot showers. Do not use soap every time on your whole body, limit it to only areas of sweat (feet, under arms, groin area..).
- Apply moisturizer to damp skin (after showering) as the pores will be open and ready to absorb the nourishing ingredients.
The moisturizer should be oil based and not water based as it is more nourishing and thus suitable for the cold months. For the face, be aware of possible pore clogging (comedogenic) ingredients if your skin is acne prone. Argan oil, mango butter, mineral oil, petrolatum, shea butter are all rated as very low comedogenic.
Remember sunscreen even if it’s cloudy!
UVA rays are the same, during summer or winter, and they can go through clouds and windows- and induce damage not only on the epidermis (the upper skin layer), but all the way through the dermis (the second of the three major layers of the skin).
Hydrate from within too- drink enough water! Old but still gold. Vitamin C is essential for collagen production. It’s still not established if vitamin supplements can do much benefit if your diet is sufficient, so just be sure to eat vitamin c rich food, as kiwis, strawberries etc.
Instead of washing your hands repeatedly, try to use an alcohol free sanitizer sometimes.
Easy with the face scrubs and peelings – and rather use body lotions that gently peel off dead skin cells, like lactic acid or salicylic acid.
For severely dry hands, add moisturizer then use cotton gloves for a couple of hours to lock the moisture in.
Pls don’t forget to follow Dr Miray for more useful tips & skin care advice| Instagram: @dr_miray | Facebook/Snapchat: @dr_miray
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