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New ways to winterize your skin

As the temperatures continue to drop this winter season, women need to defend their skin against the harsh elements — whether it’s the wind, cold air or even indoor heaters and extreme temperature changes. Defend yourself this frosty season with the latest winter skin care tips.

Woman in snow with winter skin

Switch to a gentle cleanser

Your regular cleanser might be too strong and stripping for the cold weather (especially if you use an exfoliating cleanser). Switch to a gentle cleanser or one for sensitive skin at least every other night when facing harsh elements to avoid over-stripping and flaky, red skin.

Add a hydrating mask

A hydrating mask infuses vitamins into your skin and helps increase moisture levels. These masks are usually thick and soothing and leave your skin with a beautiful glow.

Invest in a hyaluronic acid serum

Hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the skin, making it appear plumper and fuller. Try using a hyaluronic acid serum under your moisturizer each morning to lock-in hydration and keep your skin looking smooth. Although these serums can be expensive, they are worth the splurge.

Add some spice

After cleansing in the morning, use an antioxidant gel or cream that contains the Indian spice turmeric or curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric). This super antioxidant helps the skin to heal and acts as an anti-inflammatory. In the winter it gives your skin added defense against the elements.

Try a beauty balm

These all-purpose moisturizing products have increased in popularity. Often, these formulas are thicker than a moisturizer, but thinner than a primer. They also might contain super hydrating ingredients along with an SPF or even skin care ingredients.

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