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5 Feel-Good Skincare Tips That Work Year-Round

In the summer, it's easy to slather on the sunscreen and call it a day. And maybe you try to moisturize a little more in the winter. But skincare is important all year round, no matter what the weather. Here are some skincare tips that work all year round.

Never skip the sunscreen

In the winter, it might seem like you're hardly exposed, with just the tip of your nose peeking out between your hat and turtleneck. But UV rays are present on even the cloudy days, so it's import to remember to SPF. If you're not a fan of sunscreen, you can probably get away with just a moisturizer that contains sunscreen, or using a lower SPF. But sunscreen is always an essential, no matter the time of year, because it prevents everything from skin cancer to signs of aging.

Moisturize

Dry skin is a common problem during the winter. Indoors, you're exposed to drying central heat and outdoors, your skin is exposed to the elements. Fend off scaly, dry skin by remembering to moisturize. Before you head to bed, use a heavy moisturizer that can be absorbed as you sleep. If your feet and hands are dry and cracking, use a deep moisturizer or skin oil to help bring your skin back to life.

Heal your lips

Dry, cracked lips are another common beauty problem. Exfoliate them before applying a healing balm or petroleum jelly to keep them smooth and supple.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating gets rid of the dead skin cells that build up on the surface of the skin, making it look dry and flaking. Be sure to exfoliate throughout the year to prevent cell buildup that looks like dry, flaky skin. Cell buildup also contributes to wrinkles, so it's important that you exfoliate.

Stay hydrated

No matter the time of year, staying hydrated is key to having smooth, supple skin. Drink plenty of water and take vitamins and supplements to ensure your skin stays soft and smooth.

These tips are also important for acne prone skin, as when skin gets too dry, it can actually overcompensate and produce more oil, leading to breakouts and acne.

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