Winter affects our skin for a number of reasons:
- Humidity is low both indoors and outdoors.
- Longer hot showers.
- Long exposure to artificial heat.
- Exposure to cold weather.
- Rich but not so healthy comfort food choices.
- Hibernation (sedentarism).
All of these factors can really affect the water and oil barrier of the skin, called the acid mantle. The acid mantle regulates the pH of the skin by balancing water and oil on the surface of the skin, making it possible for someone with oily skin to experience dryness and flaking on the skin, which is technically dehydration (lack of water) and not dryness (lack of oil). If your skin is naturally on the dry side, which means it does not have enough oil to retain water, you can suffer from severe dryness.
So how can you repair the damage?
Begin by calling our office to schedule an appointment with one of our Master Estheticians, who are highly trained and experienced skin specialists. They will analyze your skin and determine the appropriate professional treatment and home-care approach.
Water intake and diet will also play an important role during the recovery process.
As a medical spa, we offer the most high-end and advanced skincare products. Below are some of the great options we have to target and restore the healthy glow of a well balanced skin:
- Brightening Vitamin C Serum, by Berman MD
A powerful antioxidant Serum, that is light enoug to be used daily, works as a natural brightener and hydrator.
- Ultra Hydrating Serum, by Berman MD
A Hyaluronic acid serum that works by trapping water on the skin, reducing dehydration on the surface.
- Green tea extract, gentle cleanser, by Berman MD
A great way to remove all impurities from the skin in regular base and it’s gentle enough for any skin type.
- Glycolic 10 treatment pads, by Berman MD
A great anti-aging acid, glycolic acid not only helps to promote cell growth, it also works as a water loving acid and helps to boost hydration on the skin.
This is just a small selection of the most advanced medical skincare options we have for you. If you have any questions regarding your skin concerns, call us at 703-406-2444 to schedule your complimentary, private consultation with one of our Master Estheticians!