Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Skin Care Tips For Winter

1) Bring in the heavyweights. No medicine cabinet is ready for winter without the following: a moisturizing cream—not a gel or lotion—for day. 

2) Check the ingredients list. Ceramides and hyaluronic acid are hero molecules when it comes to trapping water below the skin's surface and plumping the lines and wrinkles that become more noticeable when skin is dry and dehydrated. If you're sensitive or acne-prone, look for products that contain grape seed oil or extract—it has moisturizing, anti-flammatory and firming properties. 

3) Don't skimp on sunscreen. Anyone who has come off a day on the slopes with a wicked sunburn knows that UV rays can actually penetrate more in the wintertime, so make sure you're still incorporating a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher into your regimen.

4) Cut back on scrubs and peels. "AHAs such as glycolic and salicylic acid should be used sparingly as they strip and dry the skin and are particularly harsh during colder months," says Dr. Frank, who also recommends shelving your gritty scrubs and foregoing exfoliating facials in the winter.

5) Get a humidifier. Constantly going from cold air outside to heated air inside dries out your skin.Not only will placing a humidifier in your bedroom keep your face, lips and hands soft and supple while you sleep, it may help stave off winter sickness.

6) Edit your makeup bag. If your complexion is especially red in the colder months, consider a primer with neutralizing green tones. 

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