6 Annoying Winter Skin Issues—Solved

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Winter is coming, and along with it, plenty of winter-skin issues: chapped lips,dry skin, dullness, and more. We know, they’re the last thing you want to deal with while you’re juggling 75 holiday obligations. The chilly outdoor temps, the drying indoor heat, and the flowing holiday booze aren’t doing us any favors either.

We asked a few top derms to break down the best tricks for handling gnarly cold-weather skin upsets, so you can get back to the ten billion other things on your to-do list between now and New Year’s Eve. Here’s their best advice on how to treat…

Cold-Weather Breakouts

The cause: “Acne at its most basic level is hormonal,” says New York City dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D. And it can be trickier to treat in the winter since many typical acne fighters like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are, by nature, very drying, says dermatologist Jennifer Lee, M.D., of Franklin, Tennessee.

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