Why Do I Break Out More in the Winter?

If you’re noticing your forehead sporting a few more blemishes than usual this winter, consider this: When the weather gets cold, you turn to mittens, scarves and hats to keep warm, right? Well, if you have bangs and you jam a hat down over your head, your bangs get pressed onto your forehead. Now think of the fact that you could be sweating a little around your hairline under that hat. Now you’ve got the oils from your hair, mingling with sweat, pressed against your skin. Bingo, blemishes! If this turns out to be your culprit, might we suggest a chic pair of earmuffs instead: Jessica Simpson Ear Muffs, Knit Faux Fur ($28, macys.com).