Cold Weather? Don’t Forget To Take Care Of Your Skin!

A lot of attention is focused on our skin during the summer months, especially here in Florida, but we can’t forget to pay special attention to our skin during the winter months as well. When the weather changes, so should your skin care routine.

To make sure that you know what your true skin type is as well as your actual skin needs, it’s a good idea to visit a dermatologist and get their recommendations, rather than buying loads of skin care products ‘guessing’ that they are what you need. Your dermatologist can save you a lot of time and money, and can actually help you get results. (Not to mention that it’s critical for skin cancer prevention)

Use an oil-based moisturizer instead of water-based. The oil will provide a protective layer on your skin. Not all oil-based products are appropriate for your face though.

Use sunscreen – always- not just in the summer time.

Pay special attention to your hands in dry, cold weather. Use a strong moisturizer and wear gloves when possible. The skin on the hands is thinner than other parts of the body and needs gentle care.

Use a humidifier in your home when you have the heater running. Heaters suck out moisture in your home, a humidifier will add moisture in the air and help prevent your skin from drying out. (Helps with nasal issues as well)

As always, drink plenty of water. Your body needs hydration in hot and cold months, and so does your skin.

During the winter months, your feet need a stronger moisturizer. Use lotions with petroleum jelly or glycerine. It is also helpful to use exfoliates to help the moisturizers sink in faster and deeper.

Beauty may only be skin deep, but it’s good practice to keep that skin beautiful.

This information and much more can be found at http://www.webmd.com

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