Winter is here and so is dry skin. I hate that itchy, flaky feeling of dry skin and I wanted to find some solutions to help relieve it. Check out these 5 quick and easy tips to help make your skin feel better.
Avoid Hot Showers
I know they feel so good after a long day, but hot water strips your skin of essential oils, so dial it back a little and your skin will thank you.
Use a Gentle Cleanser
Try to avoid body cleansing products that contain soap. Yes I said soap. Instead, opt for a cleanser that contains ceramides. Ceramides are fatty molecules that make up the outer barrier of your skin. Also, try to avoid anything with alcohol in it. Be gentle when you exfoliate your skin. Scrubbing too hard can damage your skin, so use soft strokes.
Shave after you shower. When you shave, you are also scraping off oils in your skin, When you shave after showering, you hair is softer and easier to remove. Never use a dull razor and always shave in the direction of your hair growth.
Dress in layers to protect your skin against the elements. Wind and cold weather can dry out your skin. Also, keep your lips protected with balms. Use a moisturizer with SPF on your exposed skin.
Use simple moisturizers on your skin, like petroleum jelly and mineral oil. Shea butters, ceramides and glycerin added moisturizers are great for the skin.
Get a Humidifier
Heat in your home takes moisture out of the air, so get a humidifier to replenish it. Keep it in your bedroom for best results. You can also purchase a humidity meter, or hygrometer which tracks the humidity in any room. This can tell you if you should use a humidifier in it.
I hope these little tips can help make your beautiful skin feel more moisturized and healthy.
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