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5 Minute Beauty Tip: Banish Dry Winter Skin

 

 

The leaves are changing colors, days are getting shorter, and pumpkin spice can be found on just about every shelf of the grocery store. While autumn brings countless fun and festive occasions, it isn’t always agreeable with our skin.

 

Cooler weather can take a toll on your skin, leaving it dull and dry. Factor in hot showers and dozens of hand washes, and your skin is officially rough, flaky, and itchy. Before temps hit sub-30 and cool winds leave your cheeks rosy and chapped, check out these moisturizing tips to keep your skin happy and hydrated through even the chillest of months.

 

  • Ditch fragrance soaps and scrubs

They may feel and smell wonderful, but scented products can dry out your skin. Opt for a hydrating, fragrance-free cleanser. After washing your face, apply an oil-based ointment or heavy cream to preserve moisture better when the humidity is low.

 

  • Protect your lips

Your lips can be become chapped and cracked as winter weather approaches. Be proactive and start showing your lips some love — drink more water, apply lip moisturizers overnight, and look for natural balms that contain moisturizers like vitamin E, shea butter, honey and coconut oil. Don’t forget to protect your lips with a scarf or SPF containing balm before going out in the cold.

 

  • Don’t kiss sunscreen goodbye

The sun’s harmful rays are just as strong and damaging despite what your thermometer says. Use a daily moisturizer or mineral powder with SPF 365 days a year.

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