Cold weather is quickly approaching. And with cold weather comes dry skin and chapped lips. Add in the problems of constantly wearing masks, and you’ve got the beginnings of problem skin.

If you do a little research now and change your skincare routine, you can head off the problems that usually come with colder weather. Luckily, there are lots of resources for learning good, basic skincare.

Web sites for skincare basics:

The American Academy of Dermatology Association includes sections on skincare for 40/50-year-olds, 60/70-year-olds, men, and how to bathe your newborn.

The Mayo Clinic has tons of great articles on every skincare topic under the sun, including foods for healthy skin,  dry skin, and itchy skin.

Donate it!:

Do you have skincare products that you tried but didn’t work for you? If the bottle is practically full, don’t throw it out. Donate it!

Some women’s shelters will take used makeup and skincare products if they are almost full and in good condition. Check out for a list of local places to contact.

Project Beauty Share will also take makeup and skincare items if you can mail them.

Library resources:

Health databases

The library subscribes to several databases that you can use for free to find health information, including skincare. In each database, search “skin care” or “skincare” to find great articles.

Books –

Put Your Best Face Forward by Sandra Lee

Natural Skincare Recipes by Jamie Geurtjens

Korean Beauty Secrets by Kerry Thompson

The Remarkable Life of the Skin by Monty Lyman