Tips to Protect Skin From Cold Winter Weather12/26/11
MONDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Cold weather is drier and
can have damaging or negative effects on skin, but there are steps
people can take to look and feel better, according to Dr. Amy
McMichael, a dermatologist at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
McMichael offered the following tips for protecting skin during
the winter months:
- Switch to a thicker facial and body moisturizer.
- Do not use indoor tanning beds.
- Limit alcohol consumption and avoid hot beverages to minimize
rosacea flare-ups. Laser and chemical procedures are available that
can help treat rosacea, melasma (a kind of skin discoloration) and
other skin problems.
- Take advantage of off-season or post-holiday sales on
sun-protective clothing to help protect your skin all year
The U.S. National Institutes of Health provides more information
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