Winter Skin Annoyances, Solved

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If your skin is fair

People with fair skin have less pigment and less natural protection against the sun's UV rays. And while they may wear sunscreen in the summer, some people don't know it's important in cold weather too. "Your face is still exposed in the wintertime, and the sun will still cause damage," says Chris Adigun, MD, clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center, in New York City. Everyone can benefit from year-round use of a moisturizer with built-in sunscreen, she adds, but it's extra important for the fair skinned. (And it's not just about skin cancer risk: A 2013 Australian study found that people who wore sunscreen every day for nearly five years had fewer wrinkles and signs of aging than those who wore it less often.)

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