Vicinity Magazine, November 2010 - page 44
Health & Beauty By Julie Jacobs WINTER SKIN CARE The weather outside may be frightful, but your skin doesn't have to be. C Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery old weather. Wind. Snow. It's enough to dry out your your skin, not to mention make it itchy, chapped and ﬂaky. What to do to avoid winter skin woes? Here's a primer to keep up with your skin care as the outside temperatures drop. Go Cooler During the colder months, experts advise taking lukewarm showers or baths. It turns out that very hot bathing can dry out the skin by breaking down protective lipid barriers that retain moisture. You also should stay in the water less time, no more than 10 minutes (ﬁve is optimal). If you still prefer showers or baths at hotter temperatures, limit the number of times you bathe in a day. When you do bathe, use mild, alcohol-free soaps and cleansers that don't strip away moisture from the skin. You also can try applying oatmeal or baking soda, both of which can relieve skin that is dry and itchy. Look Fabulous for Fall! November Specials $100 off Juvederm or Botox, plus $100 rebate from Allergan with the purchase of Latisse Flakes Begone $100 off Restylane or Perlane, plus $50 to $75 rebate from Medicis Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Getting rid of dead skin cells is highly recommended to nurture healthy skin, especially during the winter. You can exfoliate your skin yourself with a loofah sponge and/or overthe-counter creams and scrubs. Another option is to visit a facialist or dermatologist for chemical or enzyme exfoliations—the former uses alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids to treat the skin's surface, while the latter dissolves dead cells on sensitive skin with products containing proteolytic enzymes. Exfoliate once or twice a week with hydrating, alcohol-free products. Love Your Lotion Neigel Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery 101 Old Short Hills Road, Ste 204 West Orange, NJ 973-325-7779 www.eyelid.com Follow us on Facebook & Twitter 44 Vicinity MAGAZinE November 2010 To protect and heal winter skin, apply moisturizer daily, particularly to exposed body parts like your face, neck and hands. A great time to slather on the lotion is right after bathing, when your skin is more prone to lock in moisture. Oil-based moisturizers are best for the colder months, because they create a "shield" that retains moisture and
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