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With warmer days ahead, we’re excited to shed those extra winter layers—and this includes our wardrobes as well as our skin. “The beginning of spring is great news for our skin, as the increase in temperatures and humidity is beneficial for moisture levels as well as overall healthy appearance,” says board-certified Miami dermatologist Dr. Ileana Perez-Quintairos. Now’s the time to put a fresh face forward, and there are myriad ways to both improve cold-induced dullness and dryness from head to toe while revealing the healthy, radiant skin you crave for spring, summer and well beyond.
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When winter comes, hydration goes. Cold, dry weather coupled with indoor heating zaps the moisture from your skin and that tight feeling can’t be far behind.
According to Washington DC dermatologist Rebecca Kazin, “Dry skin need an infusion of hydrating agents to restore the moisture barrier and keep water in the outermost layer of skin. Moisturizers contain some combination of humectants, emollients and other ingredients. For tight, dry cold weather skin, choose a heavier, oil-based moisturizer. Petrolatum-based products are also effective because they help prevent water from evaporating from your skin.”
Here are four terrific ways to recharge the moisture in your skin:
Skiing, ice skating, and other cold weather sports can be absolutely exhilarating, if a bit tough on the skin, especially around the delicate lip area. While the costs of your favorite winter pastimes can add up, effective and soothing remedies to protect your lips don’t need to be expensive. Just slip one of these budget-friendly, drug store solutions into your pocket to avoid chapped lips from the cold, wind, and intensive sun out on the slopes.
NEOSPORIN LIP HEALTH DAILY HYDRATION THERAPY SPF 20 ($4.59)
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This creamy, lightweight balm contains peptides, emollients, and essential lipids to help restore and retain lip moisture for visibly healthy lips. The non
Dry skin? Cracked lips? Looking like the Lizard of Winter? The winds may blow and the snow might fly, but you can look as though you just stepped off the beach in Belize with the help of the moisturizers and lip balms we’ve rounded up for you.
Even if you can’t get away to the tropics, you can keep your delicate skin from drying out with these tips from Dr. Ligaya Buchbinder, a dermatologist from Boca Raton, Fla.
Don’t shower more than once a day and never in very hot water.
Avoid the over-use of soap.
Apply moisturizing cream while skin is still damp to lock in moisture.
And remember the best way to maintain supple winter skin is to place a protective layer between you a