New York winters make protecting your skin a significant priority and some of the best advice about winter skin can come from your plastic surgeon. Though New York’s winter climate may be mild when compared to the upper Mid-West, there are still a high number of cloudy days, cool temperatures and overall days filled with misty damp chilling weather.
As you use heating systems in your home to warm up throughout winter, moisture is swept out of your skin. Reduced skin hydration then, becomes a cause for concern because this condition can accelerate the signs of aging on your face and body. Itchy, dry arms and legs, cracked skin and chapped lips are some of skin’s challenges during a New York winter. Typically, a multi-prong approach is the best way to fight off the elements associated with New York winters.
The first plan of attack for combating moisture loss is to boost moisture levels in your home and your body. Green plants can create moisture in the air through photosynthesis, which helps to support hydration of your skin. Covering your extremities may also assist with retaining the moisture in your skin. For example, wear gloves while washing your dishes. You can also wear cotton socks to help maintain moisture in your skin.
The second approach involves medical grade skincare. Offering a higher level of protective ingredients when compared to store bought products, medical grade skincare provides advanced security for retaining moisture in your skin. There are daytime outdoor moisturizers to protect your skin from wind, rain and snow. There are night time moisturizers to help retain moisture that would otherwise be absorbed by drying heating systems. There are eye moisturizers, especially made with added ingredients to accommodate for no oil glands under the eyes. There are also facial washes that deeply pass through underlying skin to help preserve your quality skin for many years to follow. In fact, select products may help preserve your youthful skin for up to 20 years. Now, let’s check out what you may learn more about at Dr. Abramson’s office.
• UAutologous is a regenerative skin care system that infuses your own stem cells to diminish aging signs and replenish your skin.
• Botox Cosmetic® helps prevent and treats wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet and between your eye brows.
• Microdermabrasion (deep exfoliation) or chemical peels (advanced exfoliation) accelerate the skin renewal process and stimulate collagen production to treat a variety of aging signs, facial imperfections, and skin laxity for healthier, more youthful skin.
• Collagen, Radiesse® or Restylane® diminish facial lines, skin folds and/or add volume to your cheeks, lips, or other facial structures in need.
If you are interested in medical grade skincare, call board certified Dr. David Abramson, Englewood New Jersey and Manhattan New York plastic surgeon for a thorough consultation at (201) 568-6977 or (212) 774-1828.