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Monday, January 13th, 2020


Winter Skin Fixes
The winter months can be rough on our skin. Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra, co-host of “The Doctors,” shares ways to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.


DRY SKIN:


For dry skin, hot showers and baths are extremely drying and dehydrating, even though they are especially tempting in winter months.



After bathing, be sure to pat skin dry instead of rubbing. In the winter, you could be tempted to reach for a thick, rich moisturizer to combat dryness. However, a thicker lotion doesn’t always mean better.



Because layering clothes may be necessary in cold, winter months, stick to breathable, non-irritating materials such as cotton.



IRRITATED NOSE:


Dry, winter months can bring about incessant runny noses that grow more and more irritated as you continuously blow your nose. The delicate skin on and around nostrils is susceptible to becoming red and chapped, making it uncomfortable to continue to blow your nose.



CHAPPED LIPS:


The skin on your lips is thinner than the rest of your face, making it more susceptible to harsher winter elements.



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