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      How to keep skin moisturized in the winter

      With temperatures dropping well below freezing during the winter months, your skin might start to crack and feel extremely dry.

      Therese Letts, a registered nurse with Lakeshore Skin Care in Marquette, said before you pick a moisturizer for your skin, it depends on the type of skin you have.

      "If they have a normal skin, it's just going to be a little dry and flaking. We might have them use some type of moisturizer, but it might be a water-based moisturizer. Someone who has very severely dry and flaking skin, they're gong to need something more creamier with an oil in it," said Letts.

      A DermaSweep, similar to a microdermabrasion, is a device that helps remove the dead skin from your face.

      During the winter, it's also important to wear sunscreen on your face because the sun reflects off of the snow with UV rays up to 85 percent.

      You can also use a humidifier at home to help keep your skin from drying out.

      "...and then if you're out in the elements, making sure that you have gloves or mittens on and a scarf over your face, those things will all help, too," Letts said.

      Maintaining a balanced diet can also keep your skin healthy.