By Dr. Kimberly Neyman
- DO take short showers with lukewarm water during the dry, winter months. After patting skin dry, apply a moisturizing cream or lotion immediately after showering. Creams with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and/or emollients such as petrolatum are particularly effective. Hot showers, especially taken more than once daily, strip the skin of natural oils and ceramides.
- DO apply a lotion or cream with SPF 20 or greater to the face, even during the winter months. Broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB), physical-blocking agents with the active ingredients of zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide are best.
- DO utilize a humidifier at home to prevent dry, cracked skin and to keep skin hydrated throughout the season
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