4 Tips for Combating Your Skin’s Dryness this Winter from Parkway Plastic Surgery in Kalamazoo

Even when we’re fortunate enough to experience a mild winter, the air is still dry which can cause problems for your skin. Besides the ugly look of dry skin, it can also be irritating and even painful. For this blog, Parkway Plastic Surgery in Kalamazoo’s Skin Care Center will discuss four things you should do this winter in order to keep your hydrated and looking and feeling good.


In the winter months, many people default to using a heavy moisturizer, but what’s most important are the types and quality of the actual ingredients in the lotion. And, if you have sensitive skin or skin that tends to break out, you probably want to steer clear of oil-based moisturizers.

As soon as you are finished bathing or washing your face you should immediately pat your skin dry and apply your cream or lotion. When you’re fresh out of a bath or shower your skin is clean and your pores are open and ready to be moisturized!


The dry air that’s used for heating your home, workplace, and other places you frequent can really dry out your skin. It’s not always enough to run a humidifier while you sleep – you should also consider running one at your desk or adding a whole home humidifier to your home.


While it’s always a good idea to lower your water temperature and not stay in the water too long. In the dry months of winter, this is even more important. Showers and baths wash your natural oils away and when the water is very hot, it can really dehydrate your skin.

At Parkway Plastic Surgery in Kalamazoo, we carry the best moisturizers, lotions, and creams – no matter your skin type – at our Skin Care Center ran by Julie Powell. If you have any questions or would like more information about how to take care of your skin this winter, do not hesitate to give us a call!