Three Ways To Protect Your Skin from Harsh Weather:

January 24, 2011 at 9:30 am , by

Winter isn’t over yet! There’s still time to pull out the skis, skates and sleds, but don’t forget to pamper your skin while having fun in the snow. Cold weather can be irritating and those sneaky UV rays will get you even if you’re not feeling the heat. Here are three helpful tips to guard from the frosty climate.

  1. Use a face moisturizer with a high SPF. Even if you’re not lying on the beach your skin is still susceptible to the nasty effects of the sun. (Scary fact: snow and ice reflect up to 80 percent of the sun’s rays.) Kiehls Cross-Terrain UV Face Protector SPF 50, $25, is designed to fight against harsh weather conditions, making it perfect for outdoor winter activities.
  2. Don’t forget your lips! We’re all familiar with chapped lips in the winter. Nourish yours with a healing balm that contains SPF. Chapstick Lip Moisturizer with SPF 15, $2, hydrates cracked lips and protects from the sun and minimizes sunburn.
  3. Have some down time? Treat your skin. When it comes to dry skin, Origins All-Purpose High-Elevation Cream, $25, means business. It was originally created for their high altitude-customers in Denver, Colorado and nurtures weather-worn skin.

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