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6 Tips to Protect Your Skin From Cold Weather

Jan 20, 2023
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Love the cold weather, but hate how it dries out your skin? Follow these 6 Dermatologist approved steps to care for your skin during the winter months.
6 Tips to Protect Your Skin From Cold Weather:
1. Moisturize - Cream-based moisturizers are better than lotions for normal to dry skin. Apply moisturizer to your wet skin after washing so the moisturizer can help trap surface moisture.
2. Do not OVER wash your skin - Too much cleansing removes the skin’s natural oils. It is enough to wash your skin once a day.
3. Limit the use of hot water and soap - If you have “winter itch,” take short lukewarm showers with a fragrance-free cleanser. Immediately afterward, apply a thick cream or petroleum-jelly-type moisturizer. Gently pat skin dry then get dressed.
4. Humidify - Combat dry air from draining the moisture from your skin.
5. Protect yourself from the wind - Cover your face and use a petroleum-based lip balm with SPF.
6. Don't forget SPF! - Even in the winter, you should use a sunscreen with 30 SPF or higher.
* If you have persistent dry skin, scaling, itching, rashes, or skin growths that concern you, see your dermatologist — not only in winter but any time of the year.