When it comes to caring for your skin, it can be overwhelming to figure out the best place to start. Winter time can make it even harder, when skin issues tend to worsen. When your skin is inflamed, it is important to use the appropriate professional grade products for your skin condition and skin type. At Fort Wayne Dermatology Consultants, our skincare professionals can help you identify the underlying cause of your symptoms and give you personalized recommendations for your unique condition.
Here are 10 of the most common winter skin issues we see:
People with dry skin types will notice that fluctuating temperatures and moisture levels in the air cause their skin to dry out quicker this time of year. Dry skin naturally produces less sebum, making dryness from environmental factors worse. Our professional skincare lines provide a multitude of rich solutions, including:
Different than the skin producing less of its natural moisture, dehydrated skin may even feel oily, but lacks natural lubrication and requires gentle care. Avoid harsh cleansers and exfoliation, and talk to us about:
Exposure to the elements, such as sun and wind, can cause severely chapped skin, especially cheeks. Prevention is your best bet, but if you are caught outside and need to repair damage after the fact, we have:
We all know that lips are very susceptible to becoming chapped. Unlike chapped skin on the cheeks, your lips need extra prevention and care, such as:
Too much sniffling and rubbing can cause unsightly redness and chapping around your nose, too. Moisturizing treatments can help, and we also recommend makeup that can cover the redness without clogging pores:
KP causes tiny red bumps on arms and legs. Changing temperatures can cause unpleasant breakouts this time of year. To combat Keratosis Pilaris, we offer our own Fort Wayne Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics cosmoceutical grade KP kit, as well as:
You might be surprised that winter can cause oily skin. Skin often goes into overdrive, producing too much oil to compensate for drying out. Rather than stripping that excess oil away, you want to keep your skin balanced, with products like our own Fort Wayne Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics cosmoceutical grade acne kit, or try:
Hands and feet often bear the brunt of cold weather woes and need regular attention and care. Try covering with socks or mittens when you can, and moisturizing before bed using:
Your scalp is skin too, and can itch and flake in the winter when it’s dry. Plus, tight hats can make the condition worse. Incorrect scalp care long-term can cause hair loss. One recommended solution is:
Chronic skin conditions are prone to painful, itchy, and unsightly flare-ups this time of year. If you are experiencing symptoms, please contact your dermatologist.
Using the wrong products any time of year can be a waste of time and money. It can even cause your condition to worsen if you are treating the wrong thing. In addition, products found online or through other third-party sellers may be counterfeit or diluted, leading to poor results and potentially increased damage to your skin’s health.
Instead, you should schedule a consultation with one of our professional aestheticians to assess your personal skin type and current condition. We will recommend the most suitable products and services to reach your goals. Harsh winter conditions can be overcome with the right treatment.