Even when you live in Southern California, winter weather can take its toll on your skin. We have so many clients visit our medical skin spa in Santa Monica in search of solutions for dry, cracked skin. We recommend some of our amazing anti-aging treatments and aesthetic services in conjunction with a diligent skin care routine. Follow these 10 tips to enhance our beauty services and combat dryness so that you can have happy winter skin.

1. Boost Moisture

Layer several hydrating products to help your skin restore and retain moisture. You may want to incorporate a serum in addition to your regular moisturizer or even a face oil. Add a skin hydrating mask to your weekly regimen to boost hydration.

2. Get Hydrating Facials at our Medical Skin Spa in Santa Monica

We offer an array of custom facials that deliver unrivaled levels of moisture to quench dry, uncomfortable skin and exfoliate dead skin cells. Our highly skilled staff will evaluate your skin and identify the right treatment for your particular issues. With regular facials you can have beautiful, glowing skin all winter long.

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3. Get a Humidifier

Many swear by keeping a humidifier in their bedroom during the cold winter months. This helps your skin absorb humidity so that it can retain its balance.

4. Give Body Lotion a Boost

Keep the skin all over your body hydrated by adding oil to your lotion. This gives it an extra hydrating boost and soothes itchiness. Some great ones to try include Argan, coconut, avocado or vitamin E oil.

5. Avoid Hot Water

As nice as a steamy shower can be, hot water strips our skin of its essential natural oils. Those oils help the skin maintain its protective barrier, which is absolutely critical for healthy skin.

6. Switch Your Exfoliation Routine

You may want to try a creamier exfoliating product during winter months or add an extra day to your routine. Speak to a dermatologist or one of our trained aesthetic nurses for recommendations.

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7. Lock in Moisture

Apply your serums, moisturizer and lotions as soon as you get out of the shower. The hydration boost we get from a shower is only viable for three minutes, so slather on your moisturizer of choice asap.

8. Mist Throughout the Day

Boost hydration throughout the day by spritzing with a facial mist. It will set and refresh your makeup and give your skin the moisture it needs as it’s exposed to the elements.

9. Avoid Chapped Lips

Many suffer from chapped lips during winter months. Avoid licking your lips as much as possible. Apply a lip balm with SPF 15 under lipstick and throughout the day.

10. Wear Sunscreen

Even when you can’t see the sun, its UV rays can cause damage to your skin. Apply sunscreen every single day, rain or shine, even if you’re only going to be outside for five minutes.

Visit our medical skin spa in Santa Monica to combat winter dryness and glow all season long.


Dr. Ryan Stanton is a fully credentialed board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon focusing on cosmetic plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, California. He has been featured in national and international media, including: TLC’s “Plastic Wives”, The Doctors Show, Discovery Channel, Montel Williams, Women’s Entertainment Network, CBS, Fox, & KTLA News, Fitness, In, Star and Gala Magazines.