Is the dry, winter weather taking a toll on your skin? Even when dry air is abundant during winter months, there are ways to change up your beauty routine to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.
Start with a gentle exfoliant, followed by an oil-based moisturizer. And that doesn’t mean paying beauty-counter prices: Basic moisturizers such as mineral oil, petroleum jelly and glycerin do a great job as well.
If winter makes you sad, you’re not alone! Seasonal affective disorder, known as SAD, is a form of depression that is brought on by a change of season. Most often, SAD sufferers feel symptoms begin during the fall and winter months before receding in spring and summer.
SAD symptoms include low energy, daily feelings of depression, low energy, trouble sleeping or concentrating and changes in appetite, particularly cravings for carbohydrates.
You have the classic stuffy nose, sore throat and nagging cough. But could it be more than the common cold?
Both a cold and the flu are respiratory infections caused by viruses, so it can sometimes be hard to tell them apart. Doctors can run a test to diagnose the flu, but without that, your symptoms may give you a hint as to which illness you’re dealing with.
Flu symptoms are generally more severe, and can include a fever, shaking chills, severe body aches and fatigue.