4 Ways To Fix and Prevent Dry Skin

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4 Ways To Fix and Prevent Dry Skin

Sweater weather is here, it’s that time of the year again when most of us get dry skin. Dry skin is due to low humidity alongside low temperature. To keep your skin soft and supple, you need to moisturize your skin and help it retain the moisture. Here are some tips that will help you keep your skin moisturized throughout this cold weather.

I’ll mainly focus on products and DIY recipes that will help increase and lock in your skin’s moisture for the winter.

Minimize Hot Showers

I know it’s so tempting to take a long hot shower, especially during cold weathers, but hot water robs the skin of moisture, causing dry skin. You should keep your hot showers short, approximately 15 minutes, and try to limit yourself to one shower per day.

Moisturize After Showering

Most people tend to forget to moisturize after they shower. However, in the fall and winter, this step is a MUST! I recommend using an oil moisturizer. Personally, I love True Blue Spa Moisturizing Oil Spray, unfortunately the brand no longer offer the product but I can still get it (at least for now), thanks to eBay!

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Bio-Oil Specialist Moisturizer, $27.99 at walgreens.com

bio oil moisturizer

For a cheaper alternative, Johnson’s Baby Oil works great, too. The reason I recommend oil is that it will lock in 10 times more moisture than regular body lotion and is more readily absorbed into your pores. True Blue Spa Putting’ On The Spritz Moisturizing Oil contains orange peel and aloe extracts that will soothe and moisturize your skin and the vitamin C & E will help prevent free radical damage.

Johnson’s Baby Oil’s main ingredients are aloe vera and vitamin E, which will help moisturize your skin and prevent future skin damage. The additional bonus of using an oil all-over lotion for this fall and winter seasons is that your skin will look super silky and toned — light will reflect off your oiled skin, enhancing your features.

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Johnson’s Baby Oil, $2.99 at drugstore.com

johnsons baby oil

However, if you do not have any body oil, my next recommendation would be body cream. Creams for the body tend to be better at moisturizing than lotions and are more readily tolerated by the skin. Most are non-greasy, which works well with most skin types. Body creams are particularly useful during the cold because cream is easily absorbed by the skin.

 

To treat super dry skin, add an egg yolk and olive oil to the aloe vera gel, which will instantly rejuvenate dry, wrinkled skin.

Body lotion, on the other hand, is generally used for mild cases of dry skin and when moisture is more available, as in the summer and spring. I recommend using True Blue Spa Lay It On Thick Super Rich Body Cream with Shea Butter. I love this product because the cream makes my skin feel instantly moisturized and it keeps my skin moisturized for a few hours.

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True Blue Spa Shea Butter Super Rich Body Cream, $18.85 at amazon.com

True Blue Spa Shea Butter Super Rich Body Cream

A cheaper alternative would be any Bath and Body Works Signature Body Cream. My favorite is their Moonlight Path Body Cream, which instantly softens my skin for longer periods of time because the product contains Avocado and Almond oils.

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Bath & Body Works Moonlight Path Triple Moisture Body Cream, $8.99 at amazon.com

Bath & Body Works Moonlight Path Triple Moisture Body Cream

Moisturize Your Hands Throughout The Day

My hands get extremely dry throughout the day. This is because the hands are the most exposed body part and the most vulnerable to the effects of weather. I recommend The Body Shop Hand Cream in Wild Rose. This hand cream not only evens out your skin tone but hydrates your hands too. Another hand cream I love using during the cold is L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream that only needs a light application to work wonders on your skin, and isn’t greasy.

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The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream, $20.00 at ulta.com

The Body Shop Wildrose Hand Cream

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, $28.00 at loccitane.com

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

Stay Hydrated In and Out

The weather will dry your skin from the outside and dehydration will dry your skin from the inside. Dehydration will make your skin look dull and dry, so drink at least 9 glasses of water per day.

Keeping your face hydrated is very important because your face is the first thing people see. Not to mention, it’s very hard to evenly apply foundation when your skin is dry and flaky. Aloe vera is one of the key ingredients in most body oils and creams. The main reason is that aloe vera is extremely moisturizing! Just rub some aloe vera gel on your face and neck and wait for it to dry before washing it off with lukewarm water. To treat super dry skin, add an egg yolk and olive oil to the aloe vera gel, which will instantly rejuvenate dry, wrinkled skin.

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Aloe Life Aloe Vera Personal Gel Unscented, $11.99 at walgreens.com

Aloe Life Aloe Vera Personal Gel Unscented

 

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Ana Sanchez-Tan

Ana has always been passionate about Beauty and Fashion. After graduating from Miriam College with a degree in Communication Arts, she pursued her long-time dream to become a make-up artist. Ana completed Hi-Def (HD) Beauty & Fashion Makeup and Hi-Def Pro Airbursh Makeup training at HD Makeup Studio & Academy. With her background in PR and Marketing, Ana is also a Social Media Maven. Offline, Ana loves traveling, reading books, cooking, and anything related to beauty, fashion, technology, cars and entertainment.

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