Whatever part of your body is exposed to the cold dryness in winter needs extra attention. Your fingers hands lips eyes and face are the hardest hit in the winter, don't make these mistakes and don't neglect them. Follow the link below to see the full article with all 13 tips and let us know how they helped you this winter.
LINGERING IN A HOT SHOWER
When it's ten below outside, it's tempting to turn your morning shower into a half-hour steam-a-thon. But after about 15 minutes, all that heat begins to compromise your skin's lipid layer, a complex of fatty acids that holds in precious moisture. Turn down the heat as much as you can—or at least shorten your shower time.
THE WRONG CLEANSER
Since drying soap lather is even worse for your lipid barrier than hot water, avoid soap-based facial cleansers. “In the winter, when there isn't as much moisture in the air, absolutely everyone needs a nonfoaming cleanser,” says Miami dermatologist Leslie Baumann.
APPLYING FOUNDATION TO FLAKY SKIN
No foundation, no matter how great the formula, looks good on dry skin—in fact, it will just highlight trouble. To keep the skin smooth, exfoliate regularly with a scrub containing gentle beads, and switch to (or add) a rich night cream. Then choose a moisturizing foundation with a dewy or satin (rather than matte) finish—avoid anything powdery. Another great option is tinted moisturizer, because it's so sheer and never looks caked-on.
THE WRONG LIP BALM
t's no secret that your lips get more chapped in the winter, but not all balms are created equal: The most important thing is to use one that is viscous, not waxy, so the ingredients penetrate fissures. Stay away from anything with lanolin (especially if you have eczema or supersensitive skin), and, since fragrance is the number-one skin allergen, avoid anything that's heavily scented or tastes like your favorite candy.