It’s Wintertime, Be Kind to Your Skin. How You Can Protect Your Skin This Holiday Season

It’s officially wintertime. The weather is crisper, the heater is being dusted out, the shower is longer and significantly warmer— and all of these changes are wreaking havoc on your skin. With the holidays just around the corner, the last thing that should be on your busy to-do list is worrying about the dry, flaking redness that comes from the harsh winter elements.

While there is nothing more beneficial for your skin than a good skincare regime, sometimes even the best lotions and serums cannot target the deep layers of skin where the damage is the worst. At Desert Med Aesthetics, board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Doriana Cosgrove offers a wide variety of skin care options and treatments to help protect your skin this holiday season.

Skin Care

If a new skin care regimen is on your Christmas wish list, Dr. Cosgrove has just the product for you to diminish the appearance of aging, hydrate your skin, and keep it glowing all season long. Uncover what your skin needs most with SkinMedica®. With over 40 items to choose from, it’s almost a guarantee that there is an item for all of your skin concerns. SkinMedica is tailored to work in harmony with your skin’s natural chemistry. With the help of one of our highly trained skincare consultants, you’ll find the perfect combination of products for your individual needs.


Desert Med Aesthetic offers a wide variety of skin treatments to help brighten dull, dehydrated, weather-beaten skin. A few of our favorites include:

Chemical Peels

Facial rejuvenation procedures like chemical peels make it easy for you to put a pause on premature signs of aging, dash away unwanted blemishes, and bring back the natural radiance of your skin. Slowing collagen production that occurs naturally can quickly change your skin’s texture and make it difficult for your skin to repair itself during these harsh winters. Chemical peels are applied as a gel to the skin. This exfoliates the dead and damaged layers of skin, activating the collagen to help reveal healthy new skin below the surface. Chemical peels can vary in intensity and depth, and there is minimal downtime associated with the procedure.


Dermaplaning is a form of facial rejuvenation that uses a special surgical blade to gently remove the uppermost layer of cells from your skin’s surface. This treatment is one of the simplest and pain-free ways of rejuvenating a person’s appearance. Between environmental stressors and accumulated dead and damaged skin cells, skin can become rough and congested. Even if you include exfoliation into your daily routine, this may not be enough to clear away the dead and damaged skin. Eliminating these upper layers with dermaplaning can help you achieve smoother-looking skin.

Ready to Enjoy Your Glowing Winter Skin?

Since opening Desert Med Aesthetics, Dr. Cosgrove has dedicated her career to providing quality care to men and women in the Palm Springs area and beyond. For more information on skin care options, please contact our office here.