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Monday, October 19, 2009
Dry Skin - 10 Best Quick Fixes
Seems like it's getting colder earlier this year and along with that comes dry itchy skin. Here are 10 Quick Fixes to get rid of the "Fall/Winter" itch:
1.)Keep Water Lukewarm, Not Hot - Hot water robs skin of moisture causing dry skin, so it's best to shower in lukewarm water.
2.) Moisturize After Showers or Handwashing - Moisturizer is the key to soft supple skin. I light my Scandle lotion Candle and hop in the shower, when I get out I have just enough oil to moisturize my skin!
3.) Exfoliate on a Weekly or Semi-weekly Basis - Moisturizer is much more effective on properly exfoliated skin.
4.) Invest in a Humidifier - If you live in a low-humidity climate or you are around furnaces in the winter, invest in a humidifier.
5.) Skip the Drying Soaps - Soaps can be drying. Stick with a creamy moisturizing cleanser that contains glycerin or petrolatum.