Treating Dry Winter Skin

The cooler weather is back in action and for millions of people that means the return of their itchy and dry winter skin. Unfortunately, the cold weather can suck all of the moisture from your skin and leave it peeling, flaky, and very irritated. There are a few things that you can do to prevent and treat your dry skin in the winter time.
 
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!- Use a good facial moisturizer at all times of the day, especially before you go out into the harsh cold and before you got to sleep at night.</li>
 
Warm Showers and Baths- It is very tempting to crank up that hot water when the weather outside is frightful. However, the hotter the water, the more dry your skin will become. It is best to shower and bathe in water that is comfortable and not overheated.</li>
 
Drink Plenty Water- In the winter you may not be as thirsty as you are in the warm weather but you must drink plenty of fluids to keep your body, and your skin, hydrated properly.</li>
 
Avoid Abrasive Scrubs- When your skin begins to itch and peel, that scrubbing face wash will look to be a good solution. However, this can actually make the problem worse by drying out the skin layers beneath what is peeling. if you must use this type of facial cleanser, scrub very gently in only the areas that need dead skin removed.
 
By following these simple tips when the weather outside is cold and harsh, you can help keep your skin supple and soft. It is completely possible for your skin to be just as healthy in the winter as it is in the summer and with proper care, you will be able to prove that fact to yourself.

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