It has already started…. my skin is dry and cracked to the touch and my knuckles are even starting to hurt as I wash and dry my hands each and every day. And it is only November. When I lived on the West Coast, my skin didn’t seem to suffer nearly as much as the fall and winter months settled in, but now in the Midwest when the temperatures regularly dip into the teens and 20’s, my skin responds by drying out. I detest the way it feels (even when it isn’t painful, but especially when it is).
I guess you could say my skin is as much a fan of the cold temperatures as the rest of me – which is to say, not at all.
The good news is, that I have found ways (and easy ones at that) to winter-proof my skin this time of year.
However, if one more person tells me that this year is predicted to be one of the worst winters on record, I might spend every day between now and May in hibernation. In the meantime, I plan to make sure my skin weathers the cold as best as possible.
Here are 6 ways for you to do the very same (even if you happen to live in one of those amazing, slightly warmer climate locales).
Do you have any additional tips? I’m happy to have a 7th or 8th to add to my list!
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