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It’s Dry Skin Season! 8 Ways to Stop Flaking Out

Aids Health Foundation

galtimeBy  GalTime

 

Flaking, cracking, itching.  That about describes what Mother Nature does to my skin when the temperature begins to slowly make it’s descent into the 40s, 30s, 20s and below, and I don’t fight back.  I’ve become kind of a pro at keeping my skin silky smooth year-round thanks to lots of great advice from doctors, friends and yes, the Internet.  Here are 8 tips that really work to manage and even prevent dry skin.

1.  Take a short shower in warm, not hot, water.  And give the tub a time out.  While long, hot baths (with candles and a glass of wine, which is also a no-no) may be soothing, they can dry the skin.

2.  Apply a rich moisturizing cream, lotion or ointment several times a day. Read the label carefully to make sure the product doesn’t contain alcohol.

3.  Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser.  Avoid antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers during the colder months.

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