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How to Keep Your Skin Supple and Smooth All Winter

Nov 01, 2023

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How to Keep Your Skin Supple and Smooth All Winter

Houston may not be known for its harsh winters, but the cooler months can take a toll on your skin even in our milder climate. The drop in temperature, combined with indoor heating, can lead to dry and uncomfortable skin. 

At the Cypress location of Evolve MD Wellness & Aesthetics Med Spa, we understand the importance of maintaining healthy, supple, and smooth skin year-round. Here, we share some tips and treatments tailored to Houston's winter climate, helping you combat the effects of the season and keep your skin radiant and youthful.

Remember: Hydration is key

Staying hydrated is essential to maintaining healthy skin, no matter the season. During Houston's winter, be mindful of your water intake. The cooler weather might make you less inclined to drink water, but it's just as essential as in the summer. Aim for at least eight glasses a day, and consider incorporating hydrating foods into your diet, such as water-rich fruits like watermelon and oranges.

Invest in a humidifier

While Houston's winters are generally mild and the climate humid, the indoor heating can still lead to drier air inside your home. Consider using a humidifier in your bedroom or other frequently used spaces to combat this. Adding moisture to the air can help prevent your skin from drying out and feeling uncomfortable.

Use gentle cleansers

Switch to a gentle, hydrating cleanser during the winter months. Harsh cleansers and frequent exfoliation can dehydrate your skin. Opt for a mild formula that effectively cleanses without stripping away essential moisture. We can recommend the types that are best for your unique skin type. 

Also, resist the temptation of hot showers, which can contribute to dry skin. Stick to lukewarm water and shorter shower durations to prevent excessive moisture loss.

Exfoliate with care

Exfoliation remains crucial, but during winter in Houston, opt for a gentle exfoliant and reduce the frequency. Over-exfoliating can exacerbate dryness. Consider using a chemical exfoliant with glycolic or lactic acid to promote a smoother complexion.

Moisturize regularly

Choose a rich, emollient moisturizer to lock in moisture and create a protective barrier on your skin. Apply it immediately after cleansing while your skin is damp to maximize absorption. Remember to moisturize your hands and lips, as these areas are often the first to show signs of winter damage.

Still apply sun protection

Exposure to the sun is responsible for 90% of the signs of aging on the skin. Even when the months say it's winter and you know the earth tilts away from the sun, know that UV rays can damage your skin. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, especially on exposed areas like your face, neck, and hands. This additional layer of protection will shield your skin from the sun's harmful effects.

Keep up with professional treatments

Consider scheduling regular appointments at our Houston-based med spa for skin rejuvenation treatments that can revitalize and hydrate your skin. Some popular options include:

  • HydraFacial: This non-invasive treatment exfoliates, hydrates, and nourishes the skin, leaving it refreshed and revitalized. We also offer other customized facials to rejuvenate your complexion. 
  • Chemical Peels: A chemical peel can help improve skin texture and tone by removing dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production.
  • Microdermabrasion: This procedure uses a diamond-tipped wand to exfoliate the top layer of skin, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath.
  • Platelet-rich plasma or fibrin (PRP and PRF): Derived from a sample of your blood, PRP and PRF are different formulations that use natural healing compounds to support collagen production and promote new skin cell development.

Houston's winter may not be as severe as in other parts of the country, but it can still impact your skin. By following these tips and taking advantage of the rejuvenating treatments available at Evolve MD Wellness & Aesthetics Med Spa, you can keep your skin supple and smooth throughout the winter season. Call today or use the online tool to book your appointment. 

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