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How to winterproof your skin.

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Skincare strategies for a Southern Ontario winter.

Did you know of the impact that changing weather and environmental conditions can have on your skin? Having a seasonal skincare strategy in place will lessen the impact of the harsh winter wind and indoor heating that tend to dry the skin out and even cause skin irritations such as eczema to flare up. In this post, we’ve put together a simple strategy for Oakville and Southern Ontario patients to care for their skin in the cooler months ahead.

  1. Switch to a heavier moisturizer. We suggest consulting with one of our skin experts to find the moisturizer that’s the perfect fit for your skin in the winter season, whether you have dry, oily, acne-prone, sensitive or normal skin.
  2. Invest in a hydrating serum or masque. There’s nothing quite like the skin boosting benefits of a concentrated treatment. A hydrating serum or masque can quench thirsty, dehydrated skin like nothing else. When you introduce this step, you will bid farewell to skin flaking, irritation and fine lines—and who doesn’t want that?
  3. Take warm, not hot baths or showers. This can be a difficult step to carry out, as we all appreciate how soothing a hot shower or bath can be. However, hot water can contribute to drying our skin, and exacerbating skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It’s also a good rule of thumb to moisturize your skin from head to toe immediately after bathing to seal in moisture.

As you can see, avoiding the pitfalls of winter skin are quite simple. To update your routine for the season with medical-grade products that are suited to your individual needs, we welcome you to book in for a complimentary skincare consultation with one of our skin experts today.

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