The Effect of Cold Weather on Our Skin
Since cold weather causes the top layer of the skin to become thicker and cracked, care must be taken to protect the skin in winter months. During winter months, decreased oil secretion in the skin caused by dry and cold weather leads to skin dryness. Dryness, tension, cracking and redness due to capillary dilation may develop on inadequately moistened skins. Dry skin also paves the way for the formation of certain skin disorder such as eczema.
Face and Body Care
Skin care products and peeling lotions that contain alcohol should be used on facial skin in cold weather. Oily creams should be preferred for dry skins and water-based lotions should be preferred for oily skins. Moisturisers compatible with the type of your facial and body skin (containing glycerine, vaseline, urea, lactic acid, hyaluronic acid) should be applied after every bath and they should be applied more frequently to prevent dryness. It is advisable to get help from a dermatologist while choosing a moisturiser compatible with your skin type. The layer of dead skin cells should be certainly regenerated with gel, cream or masks that contain glycollic acid, retinoic acid or salicylic acid by adjusting the frequency according to skin type in winter.
Hand and Foot Care
Hand and foot care is also important in winter months. Hand creams containing glycerine, vaseline, lanolin should be applied more frequently in cold weather and hand soap should be creamy or oily. During winter days, routine foot care by applying creams and pomades containing salicylic acid and urea on the feet that stay in thick socks, boots for a long time is necessary for foot health and beauty.
Lip and Hair Care
Lips also get dry and chapped in winter months in parallel with cold weather. Just like skin, lips should be taken care with moisturisers and protective creams. Care is necessary for the hair damaged due to the effects of exposure to sunlight during winter months to restore hair health. Routine care should be taken for hair with intensive moisturisers.
Treatment for Skin Spot in Winter Months
The formation and growth of skin spots are caused by over exposure to sunlight in the past years. Genetic predisposition is also a factor in the formation of skin spot. Besides spots can be in diffuse form in large areas of the face or in localized form, we can see them in form of brown, round sun spots of all sizes. The best seasons for the treatment of spots are winter months and the treatment techniques are lasers, mesotherapy and chemical peeling. We recommend these procedures to be performed under the supervision of a dermatologist to achieve the less risk and the most successful result.
Skin Regeneration in Winter Months
Nowadays, fractional laser is one of the most effective techniques in the treatments of skin renewal, spot and wrinkle and also acne, burn, surgical scar. Fractional laser is a laser system developed for the purpose of regenerating the damaged collagen that is the major supportive element of the connective tissue. The epidermis that is the upper layer of the skin, is also peeled and regenerated with this treatment. We use this application of fractional laser featured with a controlled damage (mosaic) mechanism both in anti-ageing and scar treatment. The collagen and elastic fibers, which are found in the subcutaneous connective tissue and responsible for tense skin appearance and tissue quality, get damaged and lose their characteristics due to various factors such as age and ultraviolet light in the first instance. While the tense appearance is reducing, skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Thanks to used laser light, collagen production occurs and the skin is regenerated. Fractional Erbium-yag Laser opens hundreds of microchannels in the skin and a new and high quality collagen layer is produced, triggering the body’s self repair and wound healing mechanisms in the layer where collagen is present. We can achieve this obvious result with 30-minute sessions, numbers of which are determined after the examination.