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Thursday, March 29, 2012

How To Banish Dry Winter Skin

Are you having the pinch and tightness of a dry winter skin? Then, you're not alone! The good thing is that few easy steps can help you ease the discomfort.

Why does our skin gets dry in the winter? It's because when it gets colder outside and we're exposed to heaters, dryness in the air leads to dryness of the skin. So, it is always essential to moisturize.

Ointments and thick creams are far more effective than watery lotions and the best time to use them from head to toe is right after your bath or shower, while your skin is still moist.

Avoid super-hot baths or showers as these would worsen dry skin. If you suffer from itchy winter skin or eczema, moisturizing can help keep the itching down, too.

Avoid soaps with heavy fragrances if you have sensitive skin. Plus, using washcloths and other abrasive materials for scrubbing in the shower can make dry, itchy skin worse.