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5 Ways To Protect Your Skin From Fall Weather

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As the change in weather can make the skin more sensitive all around, cutting out dairy such as cheese, milk and yogurt, may make this transition much smoother.

Consider replacing these products with rice, almond or coconut milk, or asking restaurants to hold the cheese on your salad, sandwich or hamburger. This might be especially challenging during the holidays. But if the correlation is there for you and forgoing dairy helps, it may well be worth it.

4) Consider using sunscreen regularly.

Wear sunscreen daily, even on days when the sun is not shining, or there is a great deal of cloud cover. Those sneaky rays can still make their way through and create damage to the skin.

5) Consider drinking plenty of fluids.

It is also important to hydrate this time of year. Cold weather may not remind us to drink water like hot summer days do, however our skin still has a serious need for fluids.

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