InsideKENT Magazine: Guide to Winter Skin

‘Scratching the Surface’

insideKENT magazine’s Health & Wellness section this month looks at the seasonal impact of winter on the skin, with expert advice and input from Dr Ross Perry. 

The feature introduces the founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics and Cosmedics Beauty saying:

“Dr Ross specialises in all skin conditions, moles, skin cancer reconstruction, wart and cyst removal and anti-ageing non-invasive procedures. He is also a GP and has been named by Tatler & Brides Guides as one of the most sought after private doctors.”

Ross’s advice covers key areas to consider with regard to the skin as the winter season approaches.

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Guide to Winter Skin – Key Points:


“Unfortunately the combination of colder weather and central heating can play havoc with our skin. Our skin can also appear dry and dull looking. It’s important to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water, or hot water and lemon, as central heating and colder weather will dry your skin out.”

Moisturise and Exfoliate

“Moisturise frequently in winter and choose a thicker cream to help protect against the elements. Using an exfoliator a couple of times a week to get rid of dead skin cells and unclog pores, which left untreated can make our skin appear dull and lackluster.”


“Switch to a gentle fragrance free cleanser as strong soap can worsen itchy, dry skin. Choose a cream-based cleanser, and use toners and astringents sparingly as quite often these contain alcohol which further dry your skin out.”


“Opt for a warm shower rather then boiling hot as hot water dries your skin out by stripping it of its natural oils making it feel scaly and itchy. After a shower or bath, blot skin dry and apply a thick moisturizer within a few minutes to seal the water into the skin.”

Skin Protection

“It’s super important to use an SPF, even in winter, as our skin is still susceptible to damaging UV rays, despite it being darker and cooler. The sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate clouds and still cause damage. Use a minimum SPF of 15 on any exposed skin, as well as under make-up.”


“Our lips tend to suffer the most in the winter, so it’s important to use a moisturising lip balm with an added SPF. Those containing petroleum jelly work well as they can heal dry and cracked lips sealing in moisture at the same time.”


“If you don’t already try taking omega oils in the winter months which replace the essential fats in your skin that lock moisture in the skin.”

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Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perry

Ross qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is renowned for natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections (BOTOX® Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Facial Fillers) and also very well known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags).

Dr Ross Perry is frequently called upon by the media for his expert insights and comments on skin and beauty-related issues.


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Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003. Cosmetic and medical skin treatments are carried out by specially trained team of doctors.

The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments using top brand products, as well as medical and minor surgery skin treatments including mole removal, cysts, warts and skin tags; plus thread vein treatment for the face and legs.

The company has 5 clinics in London plus one in Bristol and work to a high clinical and aesthetic standard.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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