As winter fades into spring, the weather slowly changes from cold and gray to warm and sunny. However, big weather changes like these tend to have a huge effect on your complexion. What can you do to prevent the seasons’ ill-effects on your skin? Learn more with help from your Phoenix, AZ dermatologist at North Mountain Dermatology.
The Weather and Your Complexion
During the summer months, the sun’s UV rays are a large concern. Sun damage causes premature aging, unwanted wrinkles and fine lines, and even skin cancer. While you should make the commitment to wearing sunblock every day, no matter the weather, the summer sun requires you to be even more aware of protecting your skin. Wear an SPF on your face every day and reapply it as necessary.
What can I do to prevent the weather’s effects on my skin?
During the dry seasons, it is important to put the moisture which the air is lacking back into your skin. Switch your lightweight summer skincare products for a rich, creamy moisturizer during the dry months to compensate for the lack of humidity. A humidifier in your home helps put more moisture into your home’s air flow. Drink plenty of water to nourish your skin from the inside out. Additionally, try taking lukewarm showers instead of very hot showers to keep your skin’s natural layers of protection healthy.
How can my dermatologist help?
Your dermatologist provides various treatments for dry or irritated skin. Your doctor might prescribe stronger medicated moisturizers or creams to give your skin the boost it needs to prevent dry patches and acne. Facials and chemical peels help exfoliate your skin and eliminate the dry, flaky layer. Your doctor can help you determine which dermatologic procedures are best for your skin’s situation.
For more information on caring for your skin, please contact Dr. Tamela B. Tripp, MD at North Mountain Dermatology in Phoenix, AZ. Call (602) 944-4628 to speak with an associate about scheduling your appointment for great skin today!