Health & Fitness

January 28, 2014 12:00 AM

Protect your skin from frostbite when temperatures plummet

If you were stuck in the Antarctic ice on the Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy waiting for an icebreaker to rescue you, chances are you’d be vigilant about protecting your skin from frostbite. But if you’re on a skiing holiday in Quebec or are a kid waiting for a school bus in Minneapolis, you also need to take extra care when temperatures plummet. Young children, those not used to the cold and anyone in temperatures well below freezing are at risk of frostbite on the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers or toes – anywhere that is exposed to the frigid air.

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