As the coldest and driest season descends, many of us face the uncomfortable reality of dry, flakey skin. This condition, far from being just a cosmetic concern, can lead to significant discomfort and itchiness. In our clinic, understanding and addressing the root causes of dry skin is a key part of our approach.
Understanding the Causes:
Dry skin in winter can stem from various factors, including medication effects and personal habits. Notably, cholesterol-lowering medications like statins are known to reduce skin hydration, particularly in older adults. Similarly, isotretinoin, a powerful acne medication, often leads to dry skin as a side effect, an issue that exacerbates in winter.
Practical Tips for Relief:
Despite these challenges, there are practical steps you can take to alleviate dry, itchy skin:
- Opt for Warm Showers: Hot showers, while comforting, can strip the skin of moisture. Warm showers, paired with fragrance-free, moisturizing bar soaps, are more skin-friendly.
- Use Thick Moisturizing Creams: Post-shower, apply a thick cream to lock in moisture, avoiding thin, alcohol-based lotions.
- Choose Skin-Friendly Laundry Products: Avoiding fragrances and dyes in laundry detergents and fabric softeners is crucial for those with sensitive, dry skin.
If basic care isn’t enough, our clinic offers tailored treatments. Our signature hydrating facials provide immediate relief, while Skinvive®, a hyaluronic acid microdroplet injectable, offers a longer-lasting solution, especially suitable for winter months or pre-event preparations.
Don’t let winter take a toll on your skin. At Atlanta Skin Wellness, we’re dedicated to restoring your skin’s hydration and glow. Schedule a consultation today by calling (404) 446-4840 for personalized care and advanced treatments tailored to your skin’s needs.