• Apply a heavy moisturizer while skin is still damp after the shower.
• Exfoliate top layers of skin with a hydrating glycolic acid moisturizer.
• Use a humidifier overnight.
• Drink lots of water – Remember coffee and tea are dehydrating.
• Use a hydrating cleanser for your body. Dr. Grodberg's favorites: MGMD® Exfoliating Body Lotion, Olay Complete Body Wash, Aveeno Positively Smooth Moisturizing Lotion.
It is best to schedule most cosmetic procedures in the winter so the skin can heal away from the sun. Now is the time to remove unwanted hair with laser hair removal, to zap those red facial blood vessels with a laser or to treat those bothersome leg veins with sclerotherapy.
Dry skin makes wrinkles more prominent so be diligent about hydrating wrinkle prone areas such as the skin below your eyes. Dr. Grodberg’s favorite: MGMDTM Rejuvenating Eye Serum.
Harmful rays are still present even though the temperature has dropped. Sometimes they're even stronger than usual, such as when skiing at high altitudes. Remember to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen to exposed skin. Dr. Grodberg’s favorite: Citrix Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 30.
Nail polish year round can lead to dry, brittle nails. Skip the polish during the winter months while your feet are hidden in socks and shoes and apply a heavy glycolic moisturizer to your toenails and heels at bedtime. This will help to exfoliate the dead cells and hydrate the normal cells leading to twinkling tootsies for spring sandals. Dr. Grodberg’s favorite: MGMD® Rough Skin Smoothing Cream.
Are you looking for authoritative guidance to sort through the zillions of sunscreen products and confusing marketing claims? Want to understand how to tell just how good your favorite sunscreen is? Looking for a sunscreen that you and your family will use all the time? I’m here to help. These FAQs are from the American Academy of Dermatology and are as authoritative as it gets. I’ve highlighted the essential points for ease of use. Think about it—why risk undoing all the time, effort, and expense we’ve put in to keep our skin looking young and beautiful? Don’t risk it all for the short-term benefits of a tan.