Top 5 Tips for Winter Skin Care

I received this tweet from Allure magazine. I liked giving recommendations for skin care in winter.
Although I would add the use of essential oil after the shower before drying. Hydrate and create a protective layer on the skin to the cold. Johnson, Palmer are some of the brands that have body oils.

By dr. Amy Wechsler’

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“Unless you’re working in the fields or have just been exercising, chances are your forearm isn’t dirty,” says Wechsler. So there’s no need to attack it with dehydrating antibacterial body wash, for instance. And if you have just been working in the fields? “Make sure your soap is mild (like Dove Sensitive Skin or Cetaphil) and use your hands instead of a washcloth.”

Moisturize ASAP.
“Right after you get out of the shower and towel off—before you even leave the bathroom—that’s the perfect time to moisturize, because your pores are still open,” says Wechsler. The lotion will absorb in one to two minutes, and then you’re free to get dressed.

Humidifiers: Not just for babies.
“The problem with winter is a real decrease in humidity. On top of that, our heating systems suck all the remaining water out of the air, and our skin gets really dry,” says Wechsler. The solution: humidifiers. Just make sure to fill them with cold water so bacteria can’t grow inside.

Change up your routine.
“Most people can’t get away with the same skin-care routine year-round,” says Wechsler. “You want to cut down on scrubbing and cut down on toning if you’re dry. If you moisturize once a day in summer, moisturize twice a day in winter.” And pay attention to ingredients. Anything that could be drying (the big ones are alpha- and betahydroxy acids and things like beads) should be avoided.

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