As the temperature drops your skin may need a little extra attention. Cold, dry air and indoor heating
can rob your skin of essential moisture and lead to dry, cracked, itchy and uncomfortable skin.
are some easy ways to show your skin some TLC this winter. Sarah
Tattersall, winter survival specialist from 3M Canada, offers
the following tips and advice to keep your skin healthy and happy
early and often - Regularly apply a heavy moisturizer skin
cream several times daily to seal in the moisture and replenish
rough, cracked or scaly skin. Look for oil based moisturizers
to seal in your skins natural moisture even on the driest days.
Time-tested ways to reinvigorate dry and cracked skin include natural ingredients right from the pantry shelf ...
Try natural cures - Time-tested ways to reinvigorate dry and cracked skin include natural ingredients right from the pantry shelf!
These include olive oil, coconut oil, and even honey, that act as moisturizers for dry lips and cracked skin around elbows.
A homemade mixture of olive oil, sea salt and lemon (3 tablespoons sea salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and the juice of one lemon) can also serve as a wholesome body scrub to leave your skin feeling incredibly soft.
And, don't forget the aloe. Although the popular gel is more often thought of as a summer skin protectant, aloe is good to use year round for its amazing healing powers for cuts, bruises, and cracked or dry skin.
flu defense - Most colds
and flu viruses
are spread by direct contact so it's important to wash your hands
thoroughly several times a day. An antibacterial gel is an effective
and hygienic alternative to soap and water to ward off germs and
Don't forget the sunscreen - While
it may feel cold outside, snow reflects sunlight, doubling the damaging effect of the rays. Wear
sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 at all times when outside.
Use a humidifier - Indoor heat tends
to add to dry skin problems. A humidifier replaces the moisture in the air and helps keep your
skin from drying out.