Depending on the part of the country you live in— hello 70 degree weather in New York— you might be getting pounded with serious amounts of snowfall. And although snow can be beautiful and enchanting during this time of the year in particular, it can also wreak havoc on your skin— causing it become dry and itchy. If you have dry, itchy skin, try these three tips in order to treat it this winter.
1. Moisturize Like There’s No Tomorrow
When it comes down to it, the best thing you can do to combat dry, itchy skin is to moisturize both morning and night. Look for a thick moisturizing cream that is good for all skin types— that way you don’t have to worry about it breaking you out. After you wash your face, gently pat it dry with a soft towel, and then add a thick layer of moisturizer over the top. Allow the moisturizer to sit on top of your skin for a minute or two and then rub it in. This will really encourage your skin to soak up all of the moisture.
2. Drink Lots of Water
Water is basically a cure all for a large assortment of things: fevers, a cold, a headache, and yes, even dry skin. By staying hydrated al lday long, your body will better be able to heal itself from skin ailments and will also be able to stay more moisturized. As a rule, and depending on your height and weight, it’s recommended that you drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day. Haven’t had your daily dose? Run to the drinking fountain right now!
Even if it looks like a really overcast and gray day outside, the sun’s rays can still sneak from behind the clouds and damage your skin. Because the sun acts as a natural skin drying agent, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun by wearing a sunscreen every day. Whether you’re headed outside to shovel the sidewalks or you’re simply running errands in your car, don’t forget to put on your sunscreen!
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