10 Tips To Keep Your Skin Happy And Healthy This Fall & Winter

As the weather shifts, so do our routines. That can include such things as taking more baths, using hotter water, spending more time inside, drinking less water, and connecting less with friends, all of which can impact skin. Keep on top of skin’s seasonal changes with these simple tips and tricks. 1. Hot water can be damaging to skin, so try to keep your baths and showers warm instead. 2. Wind, rain, and cold can be harsh on the skin. Double up and protect. Try using oil-based moisturizer and sealing it on with a face cream. This doubled-up duo provides more protection against the elements. 3. Humid fall weather can increase breakouts. Look for an oil-based moisturizer that will help restor

What should be in your hand sanitizer?

Pick one that contains mostly alcohol and has few other ingredients. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hand sanitizers should be at least 60% ethyl alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol. Other approved ingredients may include sterile distilled water, hydrogen peroxide and glycerin, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. You should avoid anything with methanol or 1-propanol, both of which can be highly toxic. The FDA also warns people to watch out for hand sanitizers packaged in food and drink containers, since accidentally ingesting them could be dangerous. Click here for the FDA’s list of hand sanitizers you shouldn’t use: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety

#FaceFacts - 7 nail symptoms explained: Signs you shouldn't ignore

Nails can signal everything from lung conditions to anemia, the American Academy of Dermatology notes. 1. Symptom: Brown vertical stripe on the nail This may be a sign of melanoma. While you may think the deadliest type of skin cancer always shows up as a mole or dark spot, it can start in the nail. Get any brown pigmentation on your nail checked out by a dermatologist. 2. Symptom: Brittle nails This common problem can happen because of an issue with your diet or the chemicals your hands are exposed to. Make sure you are eating a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of protein. Avoid using harsh chemicals on your nails. Even acetone-free polish remover can make your nails brittle if you

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