Q. Do I really need a sunscreen in the winter?
A. Definitely. Many dermatologists note that applying sunscreen to exposed skin is very important, even in winter. A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 is the most popular formula. In fact, it's a good idea to wear makeup with an SPF of at least 8 everyday, even if you're staying inside. That's because the effects of both sunlight and indoor light are cumulative.
Q. I love to ski, but everytime I go on a skiing trip, my skin gets dry and scaly. Is there anything I can do?
A. Yes. Cold, bitter winds combined with hot dry indoor air can make your skin dry and flaky. Here are some tips: 1. Use a heavier moisturizer. 2. Apply lotion right after showering when your skin is still wet to lock in the moisture. 3. Bring a small travel lotion with you on the slopes and reapply often. There are a number of small storage boxes that will keep your moisturizers and sunscreens organized. One, such as Caboodles JelliesĒ, is very popular with girls of all ages because of its attractive European look.
Q. I like to take a sauna or hot bath after skiing to soothe my aching muscles, but I hear this can have a drying effect on my skin. Is this true?
A. Yes. That's why so many skin care experts recommend brief showers in the winter, and applying moisturizer right after your sauna or bath, while your skin is still wet. This will help lock in the moisture.
Q. I own lots of cosmetics and lotions but can't find what I need, especially when I'm in a hurry. Any ideas?
A. Try a Caboodles storage box. They come in all sizes and colors, from glittering finishes to translucent gels. Best of all, they keep you organized, leaving you free to concentrate on more important things, like your technique on the slopes.
They are available in national drugstore chains such as Target, Kmart, Walgreens and other retailers throughout the country.(NAPSI)