Essential Winter Skincare




Cold winter weather can do a number on our skin. With less moisture in the air, skin can easily become dry, dull, and irritated. To guard against flaky skin, you may need to make a few adjustments to your skincare routine.

Thankfully, combatting winter’s cold, dry air won’t require an entirely new product regimen — all you need are a few dermatologist-approved recommendations to keep you covered until spring!

Here are the tips & essential products that Dr. Sarah Sawyer recently shared with StyleBlueprint:



Exfoliation is essential for sloughing off the layer of dead skin that accumulates on the surface, making your complexion look dull and tired.

Because the skin is more likely to become compromised in the winter, if you notice any dryness, redness, or irritation, dial back your use of actives (retinoids and exfoliants such as alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids).

I often recommend Clear+Brilliant to fight early signs of aging with minimal downtime to improve skin tone, uneven pigmentation, and enlarged pores to visibly illuminate and brighten your complexion.”



“Focus on hydration from the inside out. Ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E will be your skin’s best friends — they help to nourish and strengthen your skin barrier.

I also recommend using a soothing cleanser, followed by a hydrating hyaluronic acid serum like SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier. Finally, use an anti-aging cream such as SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore to lock in that moisture and protect the skin barrier.”



These nourishing formulas will hydrate & plump skin no matter how low the temperature gets, but you still need protection.
Just because the temperatures are low doesn’t mean your skin’s defenses should be! Get in the habit of wearing sunscreen every day — especially when skiing, where the snow reflects the sun’s rays.
We recommend using a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater (like EltaMD UV Clear or SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense) to prevent early signs of aging & future sun damage.



Create your own customized regimen for your concerns with the skincare experts at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama. Contact our front office concierge to get started today!




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