Fall and Winter Skincare Tips with Dr. Alicia Barba + Dove
I was recently invited by Dove to get a facial at Barba Skin Clinic, clinic I do need to mention I absolutely love. The staff are amazing and so good at what they do that they always leave me feeling like new when I visit. This time around I went in for a facial but besides the Barba Signature Facial I received, it was ended with a new treatment they offer called Cool Lifting. We’re officially in the Fall and Winter months, and while in Miami we don’t really get to experience those colder seasons, our temps do drop a little but obviously not like other states. Because I know many of you do live in states where it significantly gets colder this time of year, I chatted with Dr. Alicia Barba about skincare. If you want to learn more about the facial I received and what Cool Lifting is exactly, as well as learn more skincare tips for the colder seasons, watch my interview with Dr. Alicia Barba below. If you’re in Miami, make sure to visit her clinic! They will treat you amazing and make you feel so good after your facial! Thank you, ladies, for another wonderful visit!
Tips for Caring for Your Skin in the Fall and Winter Months
Fall is the perfect time to cozy up and wrap yourself in your favorite sweater (or in this case a chunky knit blanket), but it’s also an important time to refresh your skincare routine to guard against dry skin and other epidermal issues that come with cold weather. Try these simple, but high-impact tips from Dove Dermatologist, Dr. Alicia Barba to keep your skin feeling fresh and healthy all winter long.
Lay off the intense exfoliation
Over-exfoliating can strip the skin of its essential oils, leading to breakouts in the dryer, colder months. A misconception is that rubbing off dead skin cells daily will improve skin, when it actually can dehydrate it.
Invest in a hydrating cleanser
Dry skin is more than just annoying and uncomfortable, it can lead to serious skin problems such as worsening of eczema, psoriasis and can be a major cause of winter itch. Use a hydrating cleanser and make sure to moisturize the skin after gently cleansing or exfoliating.
Roll up those sleeves
Warm weather ensembles require us to pay attention to the skin we’re showing, but it can be easy to neglect our covered areas when we swap in our less-revealing winter wardrobes. You want to be active in treating the neck, chest, hands, and elsewhere all year long. Moisturize beyond the face. Fall and winter are the time to give extra care to the areas you tend to neglect. Come spring, your healthy skin will thank you.
Care for your underarms
Underarm skin is sensitive and an area that shouldn’t be overlooked. Textures and fabrics in sweaters, undergarments and t-shirts can irritate the skin. Underneath all those layers, you’ll need a product that keeps you hydrated and protected. Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant is formulated with moisturizers to help alleviate irritation and leave you with softer and smoother underarms.
Get into a bedtime routine
Bedtime is the best time to hydrate your skin. If you’re looking to decrease collagen breakdown, you might want to consider these three quick steps before hitting the hay: 1. Wash your face. 2. Apply a retinol. 3. Moisturize.
Sunscreen for all seasons
Pack away the bikinis and sarongs, but keep the sunscreen right next to your daily moisturizer. Consider switching to a moisturizing sunscreen, a bit richer than your summer product. Harmful UV rays don’t take a break for cold weather. Even if you’re bundled up, sunscreen is a must for your face, and any other skin that’s not covered up.