New Year Skin Resolutions & Expert Tips for Solving Winter Skin Problems Peter Campanella M.D., Co-Owner JS Medspa, Medical Director, and Julie Stubler, Co-Owner JS Medspa, Licensed Skin & Laser Specialist
When making resolutions for 2016, working out or eating healthy may be at the top of your list. But why not also make a resolution to be good to your skin and commit to making some positive changes? It’s an opportunity to make a few simple tweaks to your routine that can yield lasting radiant results. After all, winter’s harsh weather conditions bring a bevy of skin problems. Luckily, we were able to sit down with Julie Stubler of JS MEDSPA to get her expert advice on how to prevent and treat winter’s most common skin issues, as well as getting our complexion in tip-top shape with a simple new year regime for the best skincare year yet!
1. Many women use lighter moisturizers during the spring
and summer months, and more intensely hydrating ones in the winter. At what point should we make the switch?
When the temperatures fall below 60 degrees, people typically feel a tightening sensation which is one of the first signs of dry or dehydrated skin.
2. What type of moisturizer or what types of ingredients in a moisturizer should we look for? Any recommendations for those who have acne-prone skin? For acne-prone skin we really
love the Hydrance Serum by Avene. It is a water based moisturizing serum that doesn’t contain pore clogging ingredients, but hydrates the skin beautifully because it doesn’t contain oils. For normal to dry skin types, we love Circadia’s Aquaporin hydrating cream. It contains avocado, olive oil and macadamia nut oils that rehydrate dry, flaky skin.
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3. In addition to moisturizers, are there other types of products
you recommend using to help skin handle harsh weather conditions this time of year? It is important to avoid harsh cleansers
that can dry and strip the skin. Using a cleanser that is pH balanced and formulated to cleanse the skin gently without irritating is best.
4. Dry, scaly skin seems to go hand-in-hand with blistering
weather. What handy exfoliating tips can you give? Using a professional or medical grade Vitamin A that is recommended for your skin type and advice on how to use can make the biggest difference in how your skin feels during extreme weather conditions. A useful tip is to AVOID harsh granular exfoliants. Also, AVOID daily use of mechanical brushes. Everyone seems to get this item as a gift for themselves. Ask a skin care professional how often to use your mechanical brush for best results.