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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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labimba
labimba posted in Style:
Neko girl I have to get back in shape for September if u want we can be training buddies!  :)  
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animallover468
animallover468 posted in Style:
EndlessDream is right. Skipping breakfast and lunch can result in stomach ulcers and sudden weight gain (had personal experience...), ESPECIALLY skipping breakfast! You have to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. Stomach and body fat is mostly caused by lack of exercise, and maybe that means you need to do toning exercises. Try doing simple exercise videos like the 3-mile powerwalk on YouTube (trust me, I sweat like crazy when I do those workouts). Anything that gets you sweating, is the kind of exercise you need to do.  I hated working out when I first started my weight loss journey too. I would always start wheezing every time I started working out. But after pushing through everyday, I think working out is one of the best stress busters I've ever had!  If you want to lower your appetite though, I suggest eating a full lunch and breakfast and skipping your dinner. If you can't skip dinner, then at least try aiming for an early dinner, around 5:30 or 6:00. Your body needs time to digest at least 4 hours before you sleep. I started gaining weight around puberty when I was 12, it could be the same for you too.  But honestly, there's nothing wrong with having consciousness about your weight. Now starving yourself and dieting is BAD, but there's nothing wrong with changing your lifestyle in order to be fit. It's a good thing that kids start caring about their health, and the earlier you start, the better off you are. 
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EndlessDream
EndlessDream posted in Style:
You need breakfast and lunch. Starving yourself, even if you aren't hungry, makes you loose energy to the point you could pass out from not eating. Keep your diet healthy. For breakfast, at least have yogurt, fruit, and juice. Drink at least 4 full glasses of water a day. Trim down on the snacks. Everyone has different bodies and build. You may just be large-boned. And that's not bad! That makes you stronger and higher ability to gain muscle. Loosing weight doesn't happen over night. It can take months. 
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Nekogirl101
Nekogirl101 posted in Style:
For years my parents would tell me I'm skinny but compared to other people, my waist was bigger and I would always hide it. Though it was obvious I weighed more, I've only been doing this for a week and I didn't ever tell anyone what I was doing until my parents found out. I would skip lunch and breakfast and say I was full. I only ate a big dinner every night. Once my parents found out, they said it was unhealthy and if I didn't  stop, I would develop an eating disorder. I obviously listened to them, but I've tried as best as I can so far. I have barely lost any weight from exercise and my parents won't let me go on a diet because I already 'eat healthy enough'. I want to lose weight without exercising being 3/4s of my lifestyle. I know, I'm a lazy idiot for saying all this.
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rainbowpoptart
Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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