Skin Care at High Altitudes

Serving Denver, Greenwood Village, Cherry Creek, Littleton, Aurora, Castle Rock & Nearby Areas

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Denver is a beautiful city, and its picturesque location high in the Rocky Mountains is a huge part of its appeal. However, the high altitude at which the residents of Denver and the surrounding communities reside also presents several unique skin care challenges.

At Facial Aesthetics, we offer a number of skin treatments to restore youth and vitality to aged, worn skin. And our doctors have decades of experience in Denver, which means we understand the crucial details of skin care at high altitudes.

Denver-area residents concerned about skin care should:

  • Protect yourself from the sun. This is important everywhere, but it’s especially important at high altitudes, where the air is thinner and the atmosphere provides less protection from the sun. Denver’s pleasant, cool climate often lulls people into thinking they’re safe from sunburn. Wear a sturdy hat or visor and sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
  • Don’t overdue the hot water. Your showers and baths should use warm water, not hot. Frequent, prolonged exposure to hot water can remove crucial layers of moisture from your skin, leaving it cracked and dry.
  • Drink plenty of water. On the flip side, you should stay hydrated. This protects your skin, and it also fights altitude sickness.
  • Protect your face from the cold. Biting winds and cold temperatures are frequent in Denver, and they can leave your skin, especially on your face, looking wind-swept and burned. A face protector is crucial for days on the slopes or hiking.

Our doctors will be happy to answer any skin care questions you might have when you come in for a consultation at Facial Aesthetics.

If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and you want to learn more about the importance of skin care at high altitudes, please contact Facial Aesthetics today.