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Winter Skin Care Tips for Acne Prone Skin

A change of season calls for a change in your skin care routine, especially if your skin is susceptible to breaking out. Get to enjoy your holidays more once you practice the following tips:

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Keep on moisturizing
Regular use of a moisturizer is important, even for those with acne. Remember, nearly all acne treatment products dry the skin to some extent. To avoid flaking and peeling skin, moisturizer is a must.

But you don’t have to slather on a thick, greasy product. Instead, choose a moisturizing gel or lotion. They are lighter than products labeled moisturizing cream. Whatever moisturizer you choose, be sure it is marked noncomedogenic. Noncomedogenic products are less likely to cause pore blockages. Source: VeryWell

Stay hydrated
Many of us don’t think to drink as much water in the winter as we do in the summer, but you need to hydrate yourself from the inside out. Try to drink about 8-10 glasses of water daily, even if that means steeping with tea. Source: StyleCaster

Skip on the abrasives
Lay off the alcohol-based toners and switch out irritating scrubs. Instead, Dr. Chiu advises trying a product with alpha hydroxy acids. These even out skin tone and rid skin of surface build-up, preventing pores from getting congested without spreading bacteria like physical exfoliators can. Source: TeenVogue

Take shorter showers
There’s nothing better than taking a long, hot shower, but hot water actually strips your skin of its natural moisture, and the subsequent dryness can make acne worse. You don’t have to take cold showers in the winter to prevent acne, but you should keep your hot showers fairly short so as not to irritate your skin further. Follow every shower with a fragrance-free moisturizer to prevent dryness. Source: Nearsay

Make sure that you’re on top of your game before attending parties or gatherings this holiday season. Call us for an appointment!


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