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Tips for keeping your skin healthy during West Virginia’s cold weather


For The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — For most, the cold windy days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. This time of year can wreak havoc on the system, and a combination of harsh seasonal elements and low humidity can leave many feeling uncomfortable in their own skin.

With expert advice from Dr. Amy Vaughan of Vaughan Dermatology, nurse practitioner Annette Gaskins of Marshall Health Dermatology and registered dietitian, Dr. Amy Gannon of Marshall University’s Department of Dietetics, consider these 12 tips to incorporate into your skin care routine for brighter, healthier skin this winter.

Hydrate. All three experts agree that hydrating your body with lots of water will allow the skin to maintain a healthy glow. Although the holiday season is a popular time for delicious cocktails and high-caffeine drinks, these beverages dehydrate the body and need to be balanced out with at least 64 ounces of water each day.

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