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Cold Weather And Sensitive Skin

Cozy nights by the fire, getting wrapped up for winter walks, sensitive skin: yep, all signs that we're in the clutches of a cold snap. But what causes our skin to feel sensitive when temperatures drop? Winter sweaters on! We're about to find out.

Central heating

Who doesn't love a toasty night in when temperatures drop outside? Problem is, when hot air moves in, the moisture in our skin ups and leaves. The result? Dehydrated skin. Just come in from the cold? Temperature fluctuations can dry skin out even more, leading to redness, dryness and irritation. Keeping skin hydrated and moisturized will help repair and protect your skin from the drying effect of central heating, without the need to dial down the thermostat.

Snow

It's snowing! But while we're eagerly Snapchatting our best snow angel, the sun's harmful UVB rays are sneaking up on our skin. Snow and ice can actually enhance the damaging effects of the sun, bouncing harmful UVB rays and causing them to hit the skin twice. Stay safe in the sun all year round with a daily SPF, and switch with the seasons to a winter skincare routine.

Wind

Weather-beaten by the wind? Your skin may be too. Our skin's natural barrier does a great job of keeping moisture in and irritants out, but harsh winds can strip vital water from the skin, weakening the barrier. When upset, our skin cells are programmed to react—say hello to sensitive, dry, red or irritated skin. Find out how to hydrate your skin and take steps to repair and build your skin's barrier by rehydrating and moisturizing windswept skin.

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