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4 W’s of Winter Skin Care


WRITTEN BY: Dermatology
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Did you know that your skin protects your organs, regulates body temperature, detects and fights off infection, and even repairs itself? Most of us take our hard-working skin for granted, especially in the winter.  To keep your skin healthy and looking good, remember the four w’s of winter skin care by viewing our photo gallery.

Work Out

lift weights

Regular exercise promotes circulation that energizes skin cells and carries away waste products. It also promotes the restful sleep that’s needed to rejuvenate skin.

Wash Your Skin Daily

wash your face

But, be gentle. Take shorter baths or showers using warm water, choose a mild cleanser, pat or blot skin dry, and apply a moisturizer that’s appropriate for your skin type.

Drink Water and Eat Healthy

drink water everyday

Drinking plenty of water keeps skin hydrated. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and omega-3 fatty acids helps your skin from the inside, out.

Wear Sunscreen

apply sunscreen

Just because its winter doesn’t mean you should skip the sun screen! Small amounts of daily sun exposure add up, so protect skin by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, and apply it liberally and often.

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