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Winter Beauty: Dry Skin

Nov 13, 2013

It happens to the best of us no matter how well we take care of our skin - cold winter weather can mean dry skin and chapped lips. The cold and wind contrasted with the extremely warm heat that we have indoors can cause havoc on your skin - on your face, body and your lips. But you don’t have to go through the entire winter season with uncomfortable, dry and itchy skin - there are ways you can both soothe and moisturize your skin so you can face the cold weather feeling comfortable and your skin feeling soft! Also, don’t forget to keep hydrated by drinking a lot of water! Here are Kidzworld’s beauty tips on how to take care of your skin this winter!

Face

Since the skin on your face is more sensitive, it’s important to keep it well moisturized and to be gentle with it. Don’t overscrub it with too many facial scrubs - keep in mind that the smaller the granules, the gentler it is on your skin so look for a cream scrub and only use it twice a week at most. In the winter, switch to a gentler cleanser than the one you use during the warmer months. Try Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser, $5.99 Your skin is producing less oil than it does in the summer so try a creamier, more moisturizing formula and cut down to just washing your face at night before bed if you can. Moisturize your face while it’s still damp and let it sink in with something like Nivea Visage Rich Regenerating Night Care, Dry to Sensitive Skin, $5.99. Try a moisturizing facial mask once a week like Boots Botanics Intensive Moisture Mask, $7.99.

Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser, $5.99Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser, $5.99
Nivea Visage Rich Regenerating Night Care for Dry to Sensitive Skin, $5.99Nivea Visage Rich Regenerating Night Care for Dry to Sensitive Skin, $5.99
Boots Botanics Intensive Moisture Mask, $7.99Boots Botanics Intensive Moisture Mask, $7.99

Lips

Unfortunately your lips are much more prone to be chapped in the winter. And the type of chapstick you’re using on your lips could make a big difference between dryness and well-moisturized lips. Don’t exfoliate your lips with the same scrub you use for your face. This will break down the natural barrier your lips need to hold in moisture. If you must exfoliate your lips, just gently use a warm washcloth and then apply a petroleum-based lip balm immediately afterwards like Aquaphor Lip Repair, $4.99. Wax-based lip balms give less protection against dry, chapped lips. If your lips feel especially dry and irritated, switch to a fragrance-free lipgloss as it has less irritating ingredients. Try.....

Aquaphor Lip RepairAquaphor Lip Repair

Body

It’s normal for the skin on your body to feel dry, tight, a bit scaly and irritated in the winter months, especially the skin on your legs. Switch to a moisturizing shower gel or soap like Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash, $8.99. Get into the habit of using body lotion all over your body right after you get out of the shower. Try Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer, $7.49.The moisture and heat from the shower helps the lotion sink. Use a body scrub a couple of times a week if skin is feeling particularly dry. Use a thick body butter on your knees and elbows to target particularly hard to moisturize areas.


Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash, $8.99Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash, $8.99
Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer for Extra Dry Skin, $7.49Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer for Extra Dry Skin, $7.49
Switch to a creamy cleanserSwitch to a creamy cleanser
Put on moisturizer while your skin is still dampPut on moisturizer while your skin is still damp
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Dear Dish-It:  I recently became friends with an upperclassman guy, Tom*, from my high school. We started hanging out about a month or so ago. To be honest, I thought the relationship was platonic: we've never flirted although we've bantered, I don't use flirty emojis with him and although I spend a lot of time with him, he has always said how much I remind him of my brother (who is the same age as me), and he's never stolen glances at me or given me the impression that he was into me that way. I rationalized that he saw me as a little sister the same way as I viewed him as an older brother, since he constantly made references to my brother and never attempted to flirt nor gave off any of the typical visual signals of attraction. I also don't see myself as someone who'd be attractive or crush-worthy from the perspective of a high school junior, since I'm a freshman in high school and definitely not modelesque, and we pretty much stuck to group outings. So when he asked me out 2 weeks ago, needless to say it came as a surprise. We decided to remain friends, but I'm having trouble establishing boundaries, especially since my sister informed me that one of his friends told her that Tom "wasn't going to give up on me" and that Tom was going to adhere to the "Three Strikes Rule": apparently, he can wait and ask me out 2 more times before giving up on pursuing me.  Dish-It, how do I remain friends with this guy without this becoming awkward? What do I do? Just this past weekend he wanted to s**pe call me and kept s.n.a.p.ch*tting me. I literally feigned accidentally sleeping in yesterday to avoid meeting up with him (he invited my siblings and I to go play tennis at our high school), and I haven't talked to him since Saturday (we do track together so it was kind of unavoidable). I need space, and I want to remain friends, but he's really making me feel uncomfortable.  Thanks, -Perks. P.S.: This is the second junior who has asked me out this year (and the second guy I've rejected). Maybe I'm just really naive and oblivious, but I genuinely don't see myself as attractive to guys...how do I stop accidentally leading them on? Because I'm not trying to, really-I'm not flirty or anything. I have no idea why they like me, I don't think I'm being overly nice and I'm not answering texts right away or anything. This guy didn't get my phone information from me, he got it from another person on our coed sports team and he originally texted me 2 months ago to tell me that he was worried about my brother so I didn't think he was making a move on me. *Names have been changed for privacy reasons. (Also: the chat filter keeps unnecessarily censoring my writing).
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I'm actually already being made fun of for my interests in Undertale. i kinda don't see how playing DnD can be that bad... it's fine. Thx .
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Shadeleaf
"al######ote: i am in love with a boy ..and planning to marry him ..  [s:p/zwq] [s:p/oaq] [s:p/1koh] [s:p/1jn8] [s:p/1jks] Congrats! just hope he doesn't abandon you like mine terrible attempts at a relationship. You may be even luckier than me :3
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
"Shadeleaf" wrote: I've been wondering. I got the  books and all i need would be extra graph paper and character sheets....  Anyways my dad gave me this idea on Friday and I was thinking of it today. Maybe find a few nerds like me... who knows. My dad told me people would make fun of me, but i don't care.... You will face a little making fun of, but as long as you can get past that and ignore others, I think you'll be just fine. If you're already aware of any others like you throughout the school, maybe you should look into making a group! Slip them a note or talk to them yourself, see if they're interested. Good luck!
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drowning
###### wrote: i am in love with a boy ..and planning to marry him ..  [s:p/zwq] [s:p/oaq] [s:p/1koh] [s:p/1jn8] [s:p/1jks] I realize that I got engaged young as well, but 10 is a tad different. :^)
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