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Winter Skin Guidelines and Tips
1. Use a humidifier. Air inside your home becomes very dry in winter, particularly if your windows are closed and the heat is on. A humidifier will replace moisture in the air. If you do not have a humidifier, using a few open pans throughout the house, particularly near any radiators, will also work. Keep indoor air moisture levels at 40 to 50 percent. A good rule to remember is if your turn up the heat, turn on the humidifier.
2. Switch your moisturizer from lotions to thicker creams or ointments and use them often. Moisturizers protect your skin from the elements. Think of moisturizers as a daily barrier between your skin and the air. Ointments form a better protective layer on the skin, and seal in moisture. Avoid ointments in areas where you tend to break out. Even if you have oily skin, you still may need a moisturizer in the winter. Use mild soaps, and avoid deodorant, fragranced, antibacterial or abrasive soaps, as these are more drying for your skin.
3. Remember to use Sun Protection. Even though it is cold, your skin is still vulnerable to damage from the suns UV rays.
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