7 Tips for Skin Care in Winter Weather

The cold, dry winter weather can cause a slew of skin problems…

1) Red Skin.  The cold winter air can easily redden the skin.  Switch to a gentle creamy cleanser and heavier moisturizer.  Avene’s Tolerance Extreme Cleansing Lotion and Cream are ultra-gentle products that are ideal for sensitive skin.

2) Dry Skin.  The cold winter air can also easily dry the skin.  Try a humidifier at night and a night cream.  Avene’s Skin Recovery Cream is a soothing cream that restores and protects the natural skin barrier.

3) Acne-Prone Skin.  Switching skin care products can often lead to acne breakouts.  Acne treatments are especially drying in the winter.  Try a creamier salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide cleanser.  Your skin care provider may also suggest non-alcohol based prescription acne treatments.  You may want to consider Avene Clean-AC Cleanser and Moisturizer, which are perfect for gentle treatment of acne-prone skin, or Glytone Mild Cream Wash, an office favorite for acne-prone, aging skin.

4) Sunburned Skin.  Apply and RE-APPLY sunscreen.  Even if it is a cloudy, winter day, you can still get a sunburn.  Neova DNA Damage Control SPF 40 Anti-Aging Tinted Lotion, another office favorite, can function as both a sunscreen and makeup primer.

5) “Alligator” Skin.  If you find that your skin is dry and scaly, then exfoliate and try a creamier moisturizing body wash or bar soap when you’re in the shower and a thicker moisturizer almost as soon as you get out of the shower.  Consider Glytone Retexturizing Body Lotion to exfoliate and Avene Cold Cream Ultra-Rich Cleansing Bar and Nourishing Body Lotion to moisturize.

6) Itchy Skin.  If you find that your skin is dry and itchy, then decrease the time and heat of your shower.  Avene’s Trixera Cleansing Bath and Emollient Cream or Balm are perfect for severely dry, itchy skin.

7) Dry Skin. STILL.  If you’ve followed the above tips and find that your skin is still a little dry, then make sure you’re staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

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