12 Steps to Winterize Your Skin

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Dawn Papandrea on Nov 17, 2008 at 5:12PM

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Cold-Weather Skincare Advice

a Dawn Papandrea on Nov 17, 2008 at 5:12PM

You've heard about winterizing your home and your car, but what about your skin? "During the winter, many people think the skin doesn't need as much protection or moisturization as during the warmer months," says Rhoda Narins, M.D., past president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. "At times, the wind and sun combination is so harmful that it can cause dry skin, serious burns and skin conditions, such as eczema."

The good news is it only takes some minor tweaks to your routine to protect your skin from blustery cold conditions. Apply some of the expert tips below, and you'll be ready to go walking in a winter wonderland...

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