For many skin-related services, such as Botox and laser treatments, dry skin can be a significant complicating factor. Whether during the actual procedure or more commonly during recovery periods, dry skin is both unhealthy on its own and potentially a blocker to some of the benefits of these treatments – and during the cold, dry winter in a place like Utah, dry skin becomes an even larger risk than usual.
At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we’re happy to provide not only an array of Botox injections, laser treatments and other medical spa services, but also numerous skin care products, from anti-aging to moisturizing and many more. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over why winter is often a tough time for those with dry skin, plus some of the areas to promote while combatting dry skin this upcoming winter.
Skin and Moisture
As we’ve discussed before in this space, moisture has a major connection with the skin – and not just for keeping it from becoming dry, though it obviously plays a big role here specifically. But in general, moisture is the connector that holds skin together and keeps it smooth and working properly; when the skin’s moisture content is threatened or diminished, dry skin is just one of several possible results.
Now, skin moisture loss can come from a variety of sources. The sun is a major one, especially if you spend long periods of time in it without sunscreen protection. But moisture loss can also come from improper skin care routines, too much scrubbing or cleansing, or even related medical conditions that predispose some people to this condition.
What can you do about this potential moisture loss, which can be accelerated during the dry winter?
One of the simplest and easiest methods for retaining skin moisture and preventing dry skin: Drinking plenty of water, which also holds numerous benefits in other health areas. There is absolutely a direct connection between how much you drink and how your body is able to utilize that water throughout several major areas, including the skin, and those who under-hydrate regularly put themselves at higher risk of dry skin and several other concerns.
Skin Care Products
Skin care products and usage are also vital for preventing dry skin, and this process is more than just slathering on moisturizers. Choosing the proper products for your skin tone and needs is vital, and is something our med spa staff are happy to help with. The right combination of products, including moisturizing themes and others, will keep your skin in a positive routine that stops it from drying out or experiencing other issues. But overuse of certain products, improper combinations or other related concerns may lead to the exact opposite.
For more on how to combat dry skin this winter, or to learn about any of our Botox treatments or other medical spa services, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Jepson MD today.