5 Winter Beauty Mistakes!
1. Lingering in a Hot Shower
it's tempting to turn your morning shower into a half-hour steam-a-thon. But after about 15 minutes, all that heat begins to compromise your skin's lipid layer, a complex of fatty acids that holds in precious moisture. Turn down the heat as much as you can—or at least shorten your shower time.
2. Skipping SPF
"The sun's rays still exist in winter—your skin will still absorb them and be slowly damaged over time," says New York City dermatologist Ariel Ostad.
3. Neglecting Your Hands
One more reason to wear gloves: Forgetting to do so "can lead to painfully cracked fingertips and peeling nails," says Catharine Lisa Kauffman, a dermatologist in Washington
4. Not Waterproofing Makeup
Waterproof formulas may seem like a summer-only thing, but when it's particularly windy or biting outside, regular eye makeup can end up running down your cheeks if you tear up. Switch to waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
5. Opt for a warm mug of herbal tea
Caffeinated and alcoholic beverages dehydrate your skin.
- LMCHING Group