Even during the winter, harsh ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage sensitive skin, especially on the face. Experts recommend using sunscreen all year round; coupled with gentle facial scrubs, damage and wrinkles may be kept to a minimum. Serious skin care starts with finding out whether skin tends to be dry, normal, or oily.
People who live in larger cities may find that constant exposure to environmental pollutants released by automobile traffic tend to affect all skin types; current skin care products often have antioxidants and peptides, a protein that skin care specialists say can help “plump” sagging or wrinkled skin. Experts also note that scrubbing the face too vigorously can strip the skin of oils that should remain intact.