Winter can wreak havoc on skin. It takes potent products and a targeted regimen to combat dry, depleted skin in the colder months. Harry Glassman, M.D., renowned cosmetic surgeon based in Beverly Hills and founder of SkinClinical sees patients every day with extreme damaged skin in need of a daily boost. His advice for treating and preventing winter skin issues is based on years of experience in the field, having seen it all when it comes to your skin. Here, Glassman has shared some of his top recommendations for combating typical winter skin problems using his patented SkinClinical formulas daily.
1. Prep Skin Prior to Hitting the Slopes & Treat Sensitive or Windblown Skin
“Well before leaving for ski vacation, apply SkinClinical twice daily. This will proactively protect the sensitive skin barrier, which is subject to extreme stress in the dryness and cold conditions while skiing. Regular use of SkinClinical will also improve the micro-circulation of the skin which is constricted in cold weather.”
2. Prevent and Treat Tissue Irritation during a Cold
“Always use a humidifier in your bedroom. The additional moisture, especially at night when you are sleeping, will help prevent skin from getting too dry. Apply SkinClinical Extreme Healing liberally around your nostrils as needed to prevent chafing when using tissues. Use a cleanser and washcloth when washing your face as using only water will only further dry out your skin.”
3. Treat Dry, Cracked Hands if you forget your gloves
“Avoid washing your hands with just regular soap and water. Use a non-alcohol hand sanitizer in between. Applying SkinClinical Extreme Healing 3-4 times per day will help to repair the irritation by hydrating the skin immediately on application and protect the outer layer which can be damaged by stressful weather conditions.”