Combat Your Dry, Winter Skin

Woman Drying Off with TowelOur skin can be very sensitive so we must take steps to protect it. Wintertime can make you especially prone to dry skin problems.

Help your skin to stay soft and smooth this winter by following these simple, quick and easy suggestions:

  • When going outside in the winter weather make sure that you slip on a pair of gloves. There are fewer oil glands in the hands and skin is thinner on this part of your body. Therefore, it is especially prone to dryness and cracking. If your gloves get wet, change them immediately.
  • Your feet take a beating. You are on them most of the day and they need to be cared for. If your feet are dry and cracking try slathering Vaseline on them and wear a pair of clean white, cotton socks. Use a pumice stone to remove any dead skin on them. If you go outdoors and your socks get wet, change them immediately.
  • Moisture all parts of your body daily. Pay particular attention to the worst areas, such as your hands, your feet and your elbows. Do not forget to use a moisturizing cream on your face as well. Use a moisturizer that is oil-based, such as those that are appropriate for nighttime usage or that contains humectants, which are also helpful in hydrating skin.
  • Moisturize your air. A cool mist humidifier will keep the air moist and combat the dry air in your home caused by heat sources. This will in turn keep your skin moist.

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About Angel Lynn Diamond

I am a mom to my precious one and only, a nurse in a heartwarming adult living facility, and a freelance writer. I am "Angel" to the one who has been in my life since January of 2006 and has made a joyful difference. I am a featured contributing writer for Rich Women Sisterhood, families.com, and a writing and health advisor on Just Answer. As well, I write greeting cards, articles in health, relationships, diet, fitness, parenting, inspiration and travel. I have also written for A Distinctive Style magazine. I reside in Upstate, NY and enjoy spending time with my loved ones, writing, crafting, the outdoors, and fitness.