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Winter Skincare Tips

December 10, 2015

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Winter can be tough on skin, making it dry, itchy, red, scaly, or flaky. With a little TLC (tender loving care), you can baby your skin and survive whatever Mother Nature throws at you.

Burt's BeeswaxBurt's Beeswax

Ingredients To Look For

  • Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Glycerin, and Vitamins E and A help lock in moisture and keep out the cold.
  • SPF 15+. Even though it’s cold outside, the sun can still bake your skin, drying it out.
  • Olive oil hydrates skin naturally and has tons of Vitamin E to help heal and protect your skin. Plus, most people already have it in their kitchen! Hands or lips so dry you can’t take it anymore? Pour a dime-sized amount of olive oil onto your hand and rub it on hands, lips, elbows, knees and feet for instant relief.
  • At the drugstore, look for moisturizers with lactic acid if you have very dry, itchy, scaly skin patches.

Cetaphil SPF 50Cetaphil SPF 50

What You Can Do

  • Stay Hydrated. Drink eight glasses of water a day and eat fruits and veggies that contain a lot of water like apples, oranges, cucumber and melon.
  • Use a humidifier at night. Don’t forget to change the water daily and clean it out every week, or you’ll be breathing in mildew and dirt after a while!
  • Wear clothing with soft, natural fibers like cotton and silk, which help dry skin breathe and heal.
  • Take cooler, shorter showers. Your skin is coated with a protective natural barrier. Hot water washes away the protective coating on your skin, leaving it dry and exposed. Think about how wrinkly your fingers get after swimming for a long time – makes sense, doesn’t it?
  • Apply moisturizer as soon as you get out of the bath or shower. Thicker moisturizers or oils like baby oil work best.
  • If dry skin causes itching, wet a washcloth with cool water and place it on your skin.
  • If these measures don't relieve your symptoms or if your symptoms worsen, see your doctor or consult a dermatologist.

Neutrogena Body OilNeutrogena Body Oil
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Does your skin get worse in winter or summer or is it the same year-round? What tips and tricks do you have to give your skin a healthy glow? Share your secrets here!

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