An Expert Dermatologist’s Winter Skincare Tips

Winter Skincare Tips - Russak

Cooler, drier temperatures can take a toll on your skin. Here are Dr. Russak’s top winter skincare tips for keeping your complexion looking and feeling gorgeous!

  • Don’t sacrifice your anti-aging routine when temperatures drop. Use SkinBetter’s AlphaRet night cream, which contains a tolerable amount of retinol that’s not too drying for the wintertime while still fighting your fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Don’t take super hot and long showers because they actually dry out your skin more.
  • Moisturize the moment you get out of the shower. Pat dry with a towel and moisturize right away to trap in moisture.
  • Pick creams with ceramides in them because that helps to rebuild the skin’s protective barrier. We love SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid for the face and Cerave Cream and prescription Epiceram for the body
  • Lotions are typically in pumps, creams typically in jars. Creams are heavier and lock in moisture better so you want to look for creams in the wintertime.
  • Essential winter skincare tip? Don’t forget your sunscreen! The sun is still out if you don’t feel it and it’s not as strong. Especially in New York City, the sunlight reflects off of the buildings making rays stronger and penetrating your skin. Make sure you’re using a physical sunscreen like SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion or Revision Skincare’s TruPhysical.
  • Do a hydrating mask 2-3 times weekly: Phyto Corrective Mask is great for hydration & to calm any irritation caused by harsh temperatures and winds (great post-skiing!)
  • Don’t forget to exfoliate, even in the winter: Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective.
  • In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.
  • Russak Dermatology Clinic’s favorite winter products include Triple Lipid Restore Moisturizing Cream, AlphaRet Night Cream, PhytoCorrective Mask, and Epiceram Barrier Cream.

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