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Bad Breakouts? Winter Weather Might Be Making Your Skin Worse

February 4, 2019

 

The weather can have a big impact on your skin health. We're not just talking about summer, either.

 

The heat, humidity, and hot sun can fry you during the dog days of the year. But winter can also make skin problems worse. Here are some of the most common ways the cold weather can have a negative impact on your skin this season.

 

Sunburn and premature aging

 

Sun damaged skin and sun spots aren't just a problem when it's warm outside. In fact, sunburn during the winter months can actually be worse.

 

This is because people forgo the sunscreen once Halloween is over. But just because the sun is further away doesn't mean your skin won't be affected by harmful UV rays.

 

So what can you do about it? Protect your skin from sun spots, sunburn, and premature aging by applying sunscreen year round. It's also a good idea to keep your skin covered.

 

Acne and breakouts

 

Up to 85% of people have acne at some point during their lives. If your acne gets worse during the winter months, you're not alone. This is actually because dry winter weather can make your acne worse.

 

Dry air can strip your skin of its natural protective oils. This lets dirt and bacteria get into your pores.

 

That said, be sure to use a gentle cleanser for the colder season. A cleanser that's too harsh will only make you break out even more.

 

Dry skin

 

As we said above, dry skin can cause acne. But it can also make your face feel tight, uncomfortable, and itchy.

 

To keep dry skin at bay this winter, use a heavier moisturizer after you've used your cleanser. Don't wait more than 60 seconds to apply your moisturizer after you've washed your face. This will help to avoid additional dry-out.

 

Be sure you're staying hydrated, too. Your skin needs to be moisturized from inside out. So if you're not drinking enough water, you can actually dry out your skin.

 

Need a dermatology specialist?

 

Sometimes sunscreen, cleansers, and moisturizers aren't enough to protect your skin from premature aging and sun spots. Allure Medical Spa can help.

 

Whether you're looking for skin resurfacing treatments, wrinkle treatments, or wrinkle filler for crows feet, Allure Medical Spa has the skincare solutions you need to help you look and feel your best. To learn more about our professional skincare treatments, contact Allure Medica Spa today.

 

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