8 New Tips for Preventing Dry Winter Skin (1/8)

With winter’s arrival comes the need to revamp your skincare routine. Discover new secrets to help keep your skin looking and feeling great all winter long.

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Exfoliate Less

Dr. Frances Jang, a Vancouver-based dermatologist at Skinworks, says that we should resist the urge to scrub away flaky, dead skin cells when the temperature drops. “The skin is a little more sensitive in winter,” she says. “If you’re using a hand-held microdermabrader, glycolic exfoliators, or retinols, I would caution people, don’t overdo it.” Dr. Jang says these exfoliating tools can make dry skin worse in the winter especially when they’re used too often.

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