(PRWEB) November 30, 2011
During the winter, health becomes a huge concern with the increase of germs among flu and cold season. While many people like to focus on taking the proper steps to keep a healthy immune system, the skin, which is the largest organ of our body is often forgotten,and left unprotected. With the cold months quickly approaching it becomes even more difficult to keep your skin comfortable and smooth for that youthful look everyone strives for.
Luckily, nature already provides a surface lipid barrier to keep moisture in, but when the air turns cold, the environment pulls moisture from skin leaving you flaky, dry, and uncomfortable. The Skin care experts at The Peer Group have the right tips to prevent this from happening!
1. Drink plenty of water. It’s the age old advice for many issues, but it really does work! Make it a habit to have a glass of water when you wake, at each meal, and before bed. You can’t keep your skin hydrated if there isn’t any water to begin with. Also, practice moderation with dehydrating beverages like coffee and alcohol.
2. Get rid of dead skin and cellular debris with a gentle exfoliation. You can find a good product for this at local drug and grocery stores, but be sure to avoid rough, granular scrubs for the face and body. For those with thicker, more oily or acne prone skin, a product containing glycolic and salicylic acids is more appropriate.
3. Moisturize! Consistently moisturize and re-hydrate your skin with proper products. Routine application can help keep your skin soft and supple.
§ Follow a morning cleansing and moisturizing routine that includes products with humectants, which are oil free and absorb moisture from the air.
§ If skin feels tight, spritz with aerosol spring water followed by a moisturizer.
4. Avoid hot showers. The high temperature can strip moisture from the skin however; a warm soak with oatmeal can allow the skin to soften.
We’d love to be considered for a story about winter skin care tips. Dr. Isaac Starker, a board certified plastic surgeon at The Peer Group and recently honored as a “Top Doctor” by New Jersey Monthly for the seventh year in a row, can provide his expert knowledge on winter skin care tips. If you have any questions or would like to coordinate an interview with Dr. Starker, please contact Lauren Verini at Lauren(at)thehipevent(dot)com or (973) 707-7125.