Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter Skin Care Tips  Cracked Skin Isn’t the Worst of It! Winter does have its delights, but the fact is it is not good for the skin. Cold, dry air depletes the skin of moisture and leaves it dry and flaky, sometimes to the point where it even cracks and bleeds. But there are many things that can be done to protect skin from the ravages of winter. Following are some of them: Hydrate To combat winter’s drying effects, drink lots of fresh water several times a day. This not only keeps the skin supple, but keeps the inside of the body hydrated as well. Caffeinated drinks are problematic. Hot caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea make a person feel toasty inside as well as wide-awake, but they are actually dehydrating. They should be enjoyed sparingly. Exfoliate Dry, dead cells are constantly building up on the top layer of the skin and making it look dull. Exfoliation simply means to get rid of them so that new skin cells can take their place. It can be as simple as rubbing cornmeal or a sugar scrub over the face with the tips of the fingers or as grueling as a chemical peel. A person should gently exfoliate their skin once a week and then add moisturizer while the skin is just damp. Average Minneapolis January Temperature Average January...

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