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What Are Some Natural Ways to Prevent Dry Skin in the Winter?
Q: What Are Some Natural Ways to Prevent Dry Skin in Winter?

A: Cold-weather exposure can contribute to the breakdown in collagen—the connective tissue that maintains skin’s firmness—resulting in increased fine lines, cracked skin, and a dry, flaky complexion. Here’s how to protect your skin from winter ravages:

  1. Moisturizer will fill in gaps and cracks, restoring elasticity and giving your skin a smooth, supple appearance. Check the ingredients list for helpful ingredients such as glycerin, petrolatum, lanolin, wheat germ oil, jojoba, mineral oil, or safflower seed oil.
  2. Remember, the winter sun can give you a sunburn—especially if you’re out on the bright ski slopes. Lather on a moisturizer with SPF 30.
  3. Wear gloves. If your hands are still dry from the cold winter air, try this for a night: Apply a thin layer of a petroleum jelly like Vaseline to your hands, and wear thin cotton gloves to bed.
  4. Water strips the oil from your skin, so wash sparingly during the winter months. Get in and get out of the shower as quickly as possible. And apply moisturizer within three minutes of washing to seal in moisture.
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