Dermatologist shares skin care tips for the changing seasons

Skin changes with the seasons and it is important for women to adjust their daily skin care routine throughout the year. During fall and winter, low temperatures, low humidity and brisk winds deplete skin of its natural nutrients, which can lead to a dry, lackluster appearance. It is much easier to prevent dryness and irritation than it is to alleviate it, so now is the best time for women to start changing their routine before the weather becomes even colder.

Dr. Ellen Marmur, author of Simple Skin Beauty and spokesperson for Dove Advanced Care Deodorant, shares her essential skin care tips for maintaining a healthy, beautiful appearance all season long.

Avoid long, hot showers: As wonderful as a leisurely bath or shower can feel in the winter, too much water can break down the elements that keep your healthy outer layers intact. Soaking for as little as 20 minutes can result in damage to skin’s barrier, which puts out a welcome mat for dryness. Keep showers or baths short and at a moderate temperature.

Exfoliate and renew: As the colder months approach and the humidity drops, your skin may feel dry and flakey. One to two times per week, use a gentle scrub on a soft wash cloth to clean the skin and buff away dead cells, product buildup or excess oil and grit. Immediately massage a rich moisturizer on the skin to renew your skin barrier. You will feel the difference immediately, but remember to stay the course and repeat throughout the season.

Take care when shaving: It is particularly important to care for shaven areas of your body, including your underarms where shaving irritation can cause the skin to lose up to 50 percent more moisture and lead to dryness and sensitivity. An easy solution is to use a multi-tasking anti-perspirant/deodorant such as Dove Advanced Care with NutriumMoisture. It not only provides 48 hours of odor and wetness protection, but also offers softer, smoother underarms in just three days and is clinically proven to reduce irritation from shaving.

Protect and prevent: Never skimp on protecting yourself with SPF 30 sunscreen – even in the fall and winter. Studies have made it clear that just one minute of unprotected sun exposure starts destroying collagen and skin’s natural protection. This damage will eventually replace a radiant complexion with brown spots, dryness and wrinkles. Apply sunscreen every day, as well as a lip balm rich in emollients and SPF protection.

Following these tips from Dr. Marmur will help women keep their skin moisturized and refreshed throughout the fall and winter seasons. Visit Dove.com for more information on Dove Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture.


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