We’re in the dead of winter (#overit!), and if you’re anything like me and millions of others, you may be experiencing dry skin. Around this time of year it is common for skin to feel dry and flaky or red and itchy. But don’t worry, there ARE ways to combat rough, dry skin in the winter.
Eat the right foods – I have this belief that drinking water will cure anything but it turns out drinking water doesn’t solve the issue of dry skin. What’s really better for you is consuming the proper foods. Foods rich in essential fatty acids like walnuts, flaxseed, salmon, and olive oil can help skin cells stay hydrated. So eat up!
Exfoliate – Exfoliating is like a treat. To exfoliate means you are removing the dead, dry skin cells making room for new, soft skin. I personally try to exfoliate once a week using exfoliating scrub and and exfoliating sponge. I recommend Shea Moisture body scrub and a simple sponge from your local drug store. After exfoliating, your skin will feel fresh and rejuvenated.
Moisturize – A nice hot shower in the winter is a wonderful feeling but the warm water can actually dry out your skin. Try taking cooler showers a few times a week to give your skin a break and be sure to moisturize immediately after you dry off. Get that lotion on quickly so your skin absorbs the moister making for smoother, healthier skin.
How do you keep your skin hydrated in the winter?
*Special thanks to my little D-squared for inspiring this post xox*
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