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3 Winter Conditions that Can Affect Your Skin

Last updated 6 years ago

Even during the mild Austin winter, the drop in temperature can have a harsh effect on the health and appearance of your skin. There are several factors present in the winter that are unfavorable to your skin—here are the three biggest ones to be aware of:

1. Lack of Moisture: Cold weather prevents the skin from retaining moisture, causing it to become dry and cracked. When the face is lacking moisture, signs of aging are more likely to show and the risk of breakouts becomes higher. Make moisturizing a part of your skin care routine by selecting an oil-free moisturizer fit for your skin type. If your skin is truly suffering during the colder months, microdermabrasion or a chemical peel can restore the soft, supple feel of your face.

2. Sunlight: When the temperature drops outside and clouds cover the sky, it is easy to forget about the potential danger of the sun’s rays. Apply sunscreen every morning before you put on makeup, and keep a bottle handy if you are spending an extended period outdoors. Protective clothing such as stylish scarves and hats can also be beneficial for keeping your skin smooth and youthful.

3. Rich Diet: The holiday season is characterized by rich foods and sweet treats that are tempting to the taste buds but unfriendly to the waistline. These foods may also have an unfavorable impact on your skin, so in the midst of holiday indulgences, try to include seafood, citrus fruit, and low-fat dairy products in your diet. These contain beneficial nutrients that help your skin stay soft, tight, and glowing.

Elements Laser Spa can help you maintain beautiful skin all year long with a range of non-invasive services, including laser skin tightening, chemical peels, and sun spot removal. Schedule an appointment at our skin rejuvenation center in Austin to start improving your skin today by calling (512) 444-4600.


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