Winter weather 'can manifest changes to skin'

29 November 2011

Patients considering cosmetic surgery may be aware of the damage that cold winter weather can do to the skin, with one expert suggesting the change in temperature could "manifest a whole host of unsightly changes".

Louise Thomas-Minns, skin specialist and founder of Uandyourskin.co.uk, explained the effects of the lower temperatures on skin and suggested that care must be taken to maintain the health and appearance of it.

She advised that gentle exfoliation will sweep the pores clean and limit spotty eruptions, as will using a product containing alpha hydroxy acids.

"Dehydration is the term coined by the cosmetic industry to describe the tight, creepy appearance that's down to a lack of water in the skin. It's a lot more complex than this, however - upping your fluid intake can help," she said.

Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatments are popular methods of making skin appear in better condition and defeat the effects of ageing and weather damage.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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