Winter Skin Worries: How to Spot Them, How to Fix Them

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With winter comes a myriad of common cold-weather skin issues you’ll want to nip in the bud before it becomes a more lasting (and potentially costly) situation.  Here are the top winter skin worries, and how you can make them go away in no time.

Dry Skin

You might love the cool air, especially when you’re out enjoying the winter sights and Christmas lights – but your skin isn’t exactly enjoying it.  The best way to fix this is to stay hydrated from the INSIDE out. Yes, you read that right.  Drink plenty of water and nourish yourself with foods high in hydration.

Ironically, there are a lot of lotions that contain alcohol, which reduces their ability to help your skin retain moisture.  You’ll want to avoid those.

Sun Damage

You might not think of the sun as a problem like we do in the summer, but the sun is just as strong in the winter, and you should still use some sort of UV protection.  Always use sunscreen.

Chapped Lips

Most people are well familiar with how chapped lips will suddenly appear during the colder months, and parents will especially notice their children dealing with the same.  Your lips will benefit from a product that contains vitamins A and E.

Flaky Skin

You not only have to worry about dry skin, but flaky skin is also a big winter problem for many people.  This is where a nice exfoliating wash can come in handy, to whisk those flakes away into oblivion.  Don’t use soaps that contain a high PH, and when you dry your face, simply blot it, don’t rub it.

Redness and Irritation

Your skin can get mighty angry during the winter months, so try to find a skincare routine that works best for your particular skin type.  This usually involves using a natural cleanser, various oils, and creams that are geared toward your specific skin, followed by a nice moisturizer.

Make sure that you protect your skin from the elements, stay properly hydrated, and address any problems with products that fit your skin type.  Your face will thank you!