9 Skincare Habits You Need To STOP Right Now!
9 Bad Habits That Make Winter Skin So Much Worse
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There's more to protecting your skin from winter weather than just slapping on some moisturizer. Here, 9 ways you might be unknowingly sabotaging your skin when the temperature drops.
Your Mistake: Using Alcohol-Based Products
The hand sanitizer in your purse, the toner in your medicine cabinet, and the anti-acne wash in your shower may keep your skin sane from March to September, but they won't do you many favors once cold weather hits. Many oil-controlling and sanitizing products contain alcohol, which can further dehydrate skin that's already been sapped of moisture from exposure to chilly temperatures, dry air, and indoor heating, says Dennis Gross, MD, a dermatologist based in New York. Instead, opt for witch hazel-based formulas, which clean skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
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