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No matter where you live, it's essential that you change your skin care regime with the season. Along with bitter, chilly weather, the cold months bring conditions that can be damaging to the skin. Begin the day with a hot shower but before exiting the shower, expose yourself to a stream of cold water for about twenty seconds, turn the temperature to hot again, and repeat for about two minutes. It may sound crazy but this is an effective hydrotherapy technique that will do wonders for your skin. Use a great moisturizer. Choose a moisturizer with at least an SPF of 15. Also, get one that contains oxide. And, don't forget to use a moisturizer with SPF on those lips. Exfoliate once a week to rid your skin of dead skin cells—this will allow for the absorption of extra moisture. Drink hot water with a twist of lemon. This Chinese herbal remedy will energize the body and mind. Additionally, it will detoxify your entire body. Get plenty of sleep. Rest is essential for healthy skin (at least 7 hours is optimal).
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|