Winter Skin Care Tip 1: Shorten Those Showers
The skin care solution? Take shorter showers and baths and use warm water instead of steamy hot. Then, when you're done, pat dry, don't rub.
Winter Skin Care Tip 2: Mild Soaps
Stick with mild soaps, preferably unscented or lightly scented. You may want to go mild with your laundry detergent, too: some recommend Dreft or Ivory Snow.
Winter Skin Care Tip 3: Moisturize
A great way to soothe or prevent chapped skin: moisturize. And you don't need expensive elixirs from the cosmetics counter to keep skin dewy. And remember to drink up -- moisturizing from the inside out.
Winter Skin Care Tip 4: Get Sharp About Shaving
Use a lubricant when you shave, such as shaving cream. Change the blades in your shaver often. Shave in the direction that hair grows.
Winter Skin Care Tip 5: Slather on Sunscreen
Up to 80% of the sun's rays can penetrate light clouds, snow, and fog. So protect your skin: Even on cloudy or overcast days slap on that sunscreen. And don't forget to reapply often.
Winter Skin Care Tip 6: Soothing Chapped Lips
Lips don't have oil glands, so they can dry out especially easily. Don't lick. Cover up. Boost moisture. Use lip balm.
These quick skin care tips should help keep your skin happy all winter long. But if you find you still have dry skin, or your skin gets worse, give a dermatologist a call. Read the article to get full details.