Skincare Tips for Surviving Winter in Tucson

While the winters in Tucson are fairly mild in terms of low temperatures, they still can be hard on the skin with exceptionally dry air that may cause flakiness, redness, and other types of skin irritation. In the desert climate, you will always have to battle the weather to keep your skin from becoming too dry, but you can find help with the winter skincare tips below. Use a moisturizing body wash Most Tucson homes have hard water, which means that soap may not rinse off easily when you take a shower. Instead of cleansing with soap—which can actually dry out the skin further—you might use a moisturizing cream body wash that will soothe your skin as you wash. After the shower is the best time to apply oil or lotion to moisturize the skin further, since the pores are open and the skin has been lightly exfoliated in the shower. Invest in a humidifier Turning the heater on at home can have you exposed to even more dryness that might chap your skin. A humidifier can increase the moisture in the air and actually allow you to have greater control over the climate inside your home. Continue to wear sunscreen When temperatures are not scorching, it is easy to forget to protect your skin from the sun. However, Tucson does still get a considerable amount of sunshine through the winter, so you will not want to slack off on sun protection, though you may not need to apply sunscreen to as many areas of the body, since you’ll be covered up with winter clothes. If you are experiencing winter skin problems, Specialists in Dermatology can help you build a better skincare routine at one of our Tucson-area offices. To schedule a consultation where you can discuss your skincare needs, give us a call at (520) 618-0232.