Whether you're hitting the slopes, going for a cold-weather run or straight-up frolicking outdoors on a blustery, snowy day, it all seems great—until you look in the mirror and realize you're more akin to Rudolph the Red-FACED Reindeer. Damn, that wind burn. And while it's easy to assume windburn is just a seasonal version of sunburn, this wintry issue has nothing to do with UV rays. (But ALWAYS wear sunscreen, guys!)

SELF has compiled a tell-all guide to the prevention and, if worse comes to worse, treatment of windburn, including product recommendations, scientific information (yes, seriously) and other miscellaneous tips and tricks. Click here for your crash course in keeping your skin moisturized, healthy and safe.

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