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Banish Winter Skin Woes!

It’s cold outside!  Old Man winter has arrived and temperatures across the nation are the coldest in recent years.  Is your skin itchy, dry, and tight?  Blustery winds lead to chapping and dryness.  But going inside will not save you, as indoor heating exacerbates the issue.  So what is the solution?  We’ve discussed winter skin protection before but perhaps you need a little reminder.  Here are some quick tips to give your skin some extra TLC.

  • Lower your water temperature – Oftentimes we seek a hot shower or bath to relieve us from the bitter air.  But hot water strips your skin of essential oils.  Use lukewarm water instead.
  • Moisturize!! – Avoid lotions since most contain alcohols which can dry out the skin.  Stick to creams and oils which trap the moisture in the skin.
  • Look for therapeutic oils – Ingredients such as avocado oil, primrose oil, and borage oil absorb into the skin for longer hydration.

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Dr. Thomas P. Sterry

Thomas Sterry, MD, is a board-certified New York City plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience. At his inviting, boutique-style practice in Manhattan, he focuses on each patient's unique needs and aesthetic goals so that he can provide the most attractive and natural-looking outcomes possible.

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