The winters we experience down here in Miami are nothing compared to the frigid temperatures experienced further north. Most of us can do just fine with a light jacket or sweater but when it comes to protecting the skin, it’s important to keep a few things in mind if you’re going to be in an area where the weather is very dry and cold.
Taking extra hot showers to get warm is not recommended. This is because the lack of moisture in the air which can in turn further dehydrate your skin. In fact, you should try and lower the temperature of the water to about as lukewarm as you can tolerate. Also make sure that you keep your skin moisturized during the winter season, even if you frequently drink water to stay hydrated since fluids can evaporate.
Finally, as any Miami dermatologist will tell you, make sure to make use of sunblock, especially if you’re down here in South Florida. Regardless of the season, lack of proper skin care can have many unpleasant long term effects that can range from premature aging to something as serious as skin cancer.