12 Skin Care Tips for Cold Weather

By Tina Tatarková, Epoch Times
December 16, 2013 Updated: December 16, 2013    

With the change in weather, our skin’s needs also change. Facing dry air and wind, lips become chapped. In the winter, skin becomes dry, not only on your face and hands, but also on your legs, arms and all over your body.

 

1. Heavy Cream

Use a dense, heavy cream instead of the light moisturizers used in the summer. 

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2. For Oily or Combination Skin

Though your nose may feel oily, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hydrate. You can try various products for oily or combination skin, the key being your skin should feel neither tight and strained nor greasy after application.

3. Sweet Lips

Leave natural honey on your lips for 20 minutes as moisture therapy.

4. Foundation Protects

Makeup can add a layer of protection over your skin, as foundation seals your pores, keeping in moisture. 

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5. Eye Care

Be sure to remove your eye make-up well so your eye moisturizer or serum can be properly absorbed. It’s important to apply these products to your eyes overnight, as this is when the skin regenerates and is able to take in the most nutrients. Without removing your eye makeup well with a cleansing milk or gel, however, even the most high-end eye serums will not work.

6. Mask or Scrub

Use a mask or scrub at least once or twice a month. This will remove the dead skin cells, giving the healthy ones a better chance.

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7. Use a Humidifier

Use a humidifier at home in the room you spend the most time.

8. Shorter Showers

Take shorter showers and not really hot so your pores won’t be so open.

9. When to Wash Your Face

Wash your face more than an hour before leaving the house, again so your pores are not open when entering the drier air and wind outdoors.

10. Stay Hydrated

Drink lots of water and other fluids.

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11. Lifestyle

Get good sleep and all your vitamins.

12. Fresh Air

Though the cold outdoors can hurt your skin a little, with the proper protection some fresh air can also do it good.

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