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How does cold weather affect my skin?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
During winters temperatures and humidity both drop which can affect skin dryness. Humidity below 30% does a real number on your skin, particularly your lips and hands, especially if you are over 50 years old. In the winter months the low humidity dries out your skin and harsh soaps strip away your natural oils. As we get older, our ability to make more natural protective oils (sebum) declines.

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