Winterize Your Skin
By: Elana Safar
That goes for you, too, men!
Northeastern friends, are you running around with dry hands, a tight and uncomfortable-feeling face, or cracked lips? If the onset of freezing temperatures makes you all feel like crying “SOS!” (save our skin) then it is time to ‘winterize’ your skincare routine! Grab your holiday bonus and stock up on some hero products that will help you retain a healthy complexion throughout the brutal winter months.
First, the news isn’t all bad. Cold air actually harbors less bacteria than warm air, so your face will be less oily and see fewer breakouts. However, the unfortunate effect of a dry climate (and forced heat) is dehydrated skin, which appears tired or takes the form of temporary fine lines. That means your on-camera close up may be misleading. To quote Michelle Tanner, “How rude!”
Here are my skin-salvation must-haves, with my advice on where to save versus splurge.
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