During winter in Minnesota, many people don’t take proper care of their skin. But even though we bundle up and stay inside when the temperatures drop, it’s important to take good care of our skin throughout the year. In this article, we are going to talk about some skincare mistakes to avoid this winter.

Incorrectly Applying Foundation

Applying foundation to dry, flaky skin can make it worse. Make sure your skin is properly moisturized before applying foundation.

Taking Long Showers

Taking a relaxing steamy shower can really hit the spot when the temperatures drop. However, long, hot showers, while soothing, can compromise your skin’s lipid layer. Do your best to keep your showers as short as you can.

Skipping the SPF

In the winter, many people don’t even think about applying sunscreen. But UV rays still shine through clouds and when it’s cold outside. Make sure you’re applying SPF if you’re outside for extended periods of time.

Forgetting Your Hands

Focusing on the face, while forgetting about your hands is a common mistake when it comes to moisturizing. Keep those hands from getting flaky by properly moisturizing regularly.

Using Lip Balm Without Moisturizers

Not all lip balms are created equal. Check the ingredients and make sure you are using a lip balm that includes moisturizers.

Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, our team of cosmetic specialists can work with you to achieve your unique cosmetic goals. We offer a range of treatment options – from Botox injections, to face lift surgery. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been treating patients throughout the Twin Cities for many years. Contact us today at our St. Paul plastic surgery clinic to schedule your appointment with Dr. Schneider and see if you are a good candidate for facial plastic surgery.

Winter Skincare