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Get Your Skin Ready For The Cold

The cold air outside, hot air inside, and dry air everywhere can disrupt the skin’s barrier during the colder months. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, that can mean dry, itchy skin for everyone, but especially for those who deal with conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Here are some products that can help your skin look and feel its best throughout the colder months. Some of the ingredients are tried-and-true skin superstars, while others are relatively new additions to the winter skincare arsenal.

Facial cleanser

Look for: Products that specifically say “gentle” and “moisturizing” on the label. Avoid products that contain alcohol, as these can dry your skin.

Body cleanser

The skin below your neck needs just as much care as your face.

Look for: Cleansers—liquid, gel, or mousse—the creamier the better.

Facial moisturizer

Lighter lotions may not be enough to protect your skin from the elements in colder, drier climates.

Look for: Creams, oils, or balms.

Body moisturizer

Moisturizing your body while your skin is still damp after a shower or bath is an effective way to keep your skin hydrated. This is because moisturizer traps existing moisture in the skin.

Look for: Ointments and creams that you squeeze from a tube or scoop from a tub, as opposed to ones you pump from a bottle, as thicker formulations typically pack more moisture. Hyaluronic acid is recommended because it works as well for the body as it does for the face. 

Speak with a SkinMD Provider

SkinMD is a full-service dermatology practice offering both medical and cosmetic services to families in the greater Chicago area. With a team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals at convenient locations in Orland Park, Evergreen Park, Skokie, and Willowbrook, Illinois, you are never far from the Chicago area’s best dermatology care. Book an appointment online or call us to make a cosmetic appointment. 

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