How to Protect Your Skin This Winter

Seasons change and so should your skin care.
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One of the absolute best ways to recharge your skin care regimen any time of the year is with daily exfoliation. As a matter of fact, exfoliation is the single most important therapeutic treatment that you can give your skin.

Exfoliating daily, or at least regularly, depending upon your skin type makes your skin healthier, and makes it look better and younger. The best way to exfoliate your way to great skin quickly and gently is with physician’s strength glycolic acid. I prefer glycolics because of the versatility, reliability and predictably consistent results. In my opinion they are the gold standard for chemical exfoliation.

Exfoliating will restore luster by removing dulling dead skin cells. They’re also probably clogging your pores and contributing to break outs. It will also help plump fine lines by adding volume.

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Regular exfoliation can also remove precancerous cells and fade unwanted hyperpigmentation. If you’re looking for extra care, visit a dermatologist’s office for a glycolic peel. It creates a noticeable and immediate result. Best of all, this type of a “no downtime” treatment won’t leave skin red and irritated, so it can be done even on a lunch hour.

With these quick tips, skin will look more radiant and healthy in no time no matter what the season.

Dr. Neal Schultz is a cosmetic/medical dermatologist in private practice in NYC, who for the past thirty years, has been helping make his patients’ skin look younger, more beautiful, and healthy. He is proud to have been repeatedly awarded the title of a “Top Doctor” by New York Magazine and Castle Connolly Medical. He received his MD degree from The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and received his dermatology training and board certification at The Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he is appointed as a clinical professor (for more on Dr. Schultz, visit his New York dermatology office website and see his complete CV). You can watch him daily on

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