Skincare Tips for Winter in Florida

January 12, 2016

The doctors and staff at Wasserman Ulitsky Dermatology strive to provide our patients with the very best skin care treatment because we believe that everyone deserves to have healthy and beautiful skin.

Because it is warm in Florida during the wintertime, we don’t have extreme cold and snowy weather like other parts of the country that causes skin to become extremely dry. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t see your Venice, FL dermatologist as you can still have problems with your skin while enjoying the pleasant and warm Florida weather.

It is typically warm and humid during the winter months in Florida which means your skin needs some special care and attention as heat and humidity can wreak havoc on skin. Here are a few tips for taking care of your skin this winter to keep it looking and feeling its best.

Begin and End Each Day with a Cleanser

While a little humidity is good for keeping your skin soft and hydrated, a lot of humidity can leave your complexion sweaty and shiny and even put you at risk for breakouts. This is why you should start and end each day by cleansing your skin with a quality cleanser to remove grime and excess oil. A cleanser containing salicylic acid can help remove dead skin cells while keeping your pores clear to prevent breakouts.

Don’t Forget to Wear Sunscreen

One of the most common problems seen by your local Venice, FL dermatologist is skin that is damaged by sunburn. Whenever you are planning on spending any amount of time outdoors, protect your skin by using a sunscreen that offers both UVA and UVB protection with an SPF of at least 15.

Use a Moisturizer to Counteract Dryness

At the end of the day, use a light, water-based moisturizing cream or lotion to seal moisture in to help keep your skin hydrated. Look for a good quality moisturizer that won’t leave your skin greasy and clog pores.

Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly

Exfoliated skin is smooth, youthful looking skin that has more even skin tone. This is especially true if you use self-tanning products. To exfoliate your skin, use a nylon exfoliating cloth or pad along with some exfoliating body wash to scrub your skin gently. This will provide you with smooth skin by sloughing away the rough, dead skin cells. Then pat dry your skin and apply an anti-aging moisturizing lotion to help hold moisture in.

Contact Us Today

Our practice has been providing excellent, comprehensive dermatological care to the Venice, FL community for more than 30 years. We specialize in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology and offer a comprehensive range of skin care products and treatments, which have been hand selected by our doctors. If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment, please call us at (941) 484-8222 or use the ‘Request an Appointment’ form on our main website.

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