Bubble Baths, Dirty Hair and 8 Other Winter Skincare Mistakes

Tired of dry, itchy, irritated skin as soon as the weather turns? Check out these tips from a dermatologist (11 Photos)

Jeanine B. Downie on Sep 25, 2012 at 10:16AM

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Bubble Baths, Dirty Hair and 8 Other Winter Skincare Mistakes

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Long, Hot Showers

Long, hot showers may relax your soul, but they’ll also dry out your skin. During the cold-weather months, take shorter showers and use lukewarm to semi-hot water, which won’t strip your skin of essential oils. I also recommend using a moisturizing unscented soap with a washcloth -- no loofah, no buff puff and no deodorant soaps.

Jeanine B. Downie, M.D., is a dermatologist in Montclair, N.J.

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