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Winter Skin Care Routine

During the winter time it is important to take care of your skin. The cold air and breeze will damage your skin really quick.

Your routine for the winter shouldn't be the same as the routine during the summer. Avoid having chapped lips or chapped face by having a good skincare routine for the winter. This is how you can maximum moisturization/minimal discomfort for the cold days. 

For your face wash, try Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser, Lancôme Crème Mousse Comfort, or CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City suggested that "swapping a foaming cleanser for a creamy one is often all it takes to help skin adjust to colder, drier weather".  Michelle Villett from Beautyeditor also suggested that foamy, lathering cleaners have an alkaline pH, whereas our skin's pH is acidic. That means their alkalinity can strip away your skin's acid mantle, which is the barrier that protects it from drying out as well as the elements and bacterial invaders.

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A toner is great but not needed, however choosing a moisturizing toner, in the wintertime will really benefit your skin. this is because it helps return your skin's pH back to normal after cleansing. In addition, like any other toner, it will help remove every last trace of dirt, makeup, oil or dead skin cells. In the winter time, you also want to maximum absorption of hydrators. Try putting on a serum or moisturizer while your skin is still damp from the toner. NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner is great because it is best for exfoliating, plus it is a classic refining toner – this soft alcohol-free formula gently exfoliates skin while refining the appearance of pores, giving a smoother and more even appearance to your complexion.

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Lip balm is a must for the winter days! Get rid of those nasty chapped and dry lips is so important! A really good product is the Golden Oldie by Philosophy, this beloved product can also be used as an overnight mask, since it's meant to repair lip wrinkles, intense splitting situations and dryness. It's subtly scented too, perfect for bed time!

Another good lip product is The Sheepskin Savior, this one is great for ultra sensitive skin. It is a multi-taskingOintment' nourishes and repairs damaged skin - it dramatically reduces the effects of chapped lips, minor burns, eczema and psoriasis with one overnight application. This non-irritating, hypoallergenic elixir is formulated with pure Lanolin to lock in moisture for intense hydration.

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