Skin Care

Winter Skin Woes? Discover Tips and Tricks for Combatting Dryness

Hey everyone, it’s Tammy Kirby, nurse practitioner with Direct Aesthetics. Are you struggling with dry, chapped skin? Today we’re talking about dry skin, and I’ve got some tips and tricks to combat this.

Understanding Dry Skin

Dry skin occurs when there’s a breakdown or inflammation of the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of your epidermis that shields you from the elements. With winter approaching, the weather can exacerbate dryness, leading to chapped and irritated skin.

Layers of Skin

At-Home Remedies

As winter approaches, maintaining healthy, hydrated skin becomes crucial to combat the effects of harsh weather. Nurse Practitioner Tammy Kirby from Direct Aesthetics recommends simple yet effective at-home remedies. Start by prioritizing hydration—ensure you’re drinking plenty of water daily to nurture your skin from the inside out. Consider using a humidifier in your bedroom to counter the drying impact of indoor heating. And, don’t forget to upgrade your moisturizer to a thicker formulation for that extra layer of protection. These at-home practices lay the foundation for resilient and nourished skin during the colder months.

  1. Hydration is Key: Start by ensuring you drink plenty of water every day. Hydrating from the inside out is foundational for maintaining skin health.
  2. Use a Humidifier: Combat the drying effects of indoor heating by incorporating a humidifier into your bedroom. This helps maintain optimal moisture levels in the air, benefiting your skin.
  3. Upgrade Your Moisturizer: Opt for a thicker moisturizer to provide an extra layer of protection, especially during colder months.

Winter Skincare Ingredients

At Direct Aesthetics, we swear by certain ingredients to combat wintertime skin challenges. These include:

  • Ceramides: Essential for maintaining the skin barrier.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: A powerful hydrator that attracts and retains moisture.
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA): Effective exfoliants to remove dead skin cells and promote skin renewal.
  • Emollients: Provide an additional protective layer to prevent skin breakdown.

Our Favorite Products

Here are some tried-and-true products we love at Direct Aesthetics:

  • KPS Cleansing Oil: A gentle cleanser that nourishes and replenishes the skin.
  • SKINVIVE Injectable Hyaluronic Acid: Offering intense hydration from within for a radiant complexion.
  • SkinBetter Science Trio: An excellent moisturizer that supports your skin’s moisture barrier, leaving it soft and supple.
Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment 50ML

The SkinBetter Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment provides deep hydration without a heavy feel. Formulated with patented ingredients, it is crafted to bring balance to dry and mature skin. This advanced three-in-one treatment effectively replenishes and balances the moisture levels in your skin.

Combating dry, chapped skin requires a multifaceted approach. Stay hydrated, adjust your environment, and invest in skincare products enriched with potent ingredients to fortify your skin against the harsh winter elements. For personalized recommendations and tailored skincare solutions, feel free to reach out to us at Direct Aesthetics. Here’s to a winter with healthy, glowing skin!


  • Tammy Kirby, DNP

    Tammy Kirby, DNP, is a highly skilled Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare. With expertise in primary care, acute care, and community health, Tammy is committed to delivering compassionate and evidence-based care to her patients. Her passion for patient wellness and continuous learning makes her a valued member of the healthcare community.

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