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>Is Your Skin Ready For Winter ! ! !

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Summer time is great. Your skin feels young and alive. But hey winter is just few weeks away and im sure you have a lot to do to get ready for this glorious season, as winter approaches your skin begins to dry and you feel uncomfortably and itchy. What do you do? Its not difficult to take care of your skin in winter, all you need to do is prepare it for the change  and you’ll have flawless skin throughout the season. If you have issues with maintaining your skin in winter then here are few tips that may prove to be beneficial.
1. Drink Water:
Hydrate your skin from within by drinking lots of water. Carry a bottle with you when you go outside. Herbal tea is also great when it’s really cold. Your skin will soon have a healthy glow. So drink up and don’t let your skin go thirsty.

2. Exfoliate:
A good boy scrub and facial exfoliant can help remove dead skin cells from your body. Add this to your cleansing routine once a week. Not only will you feel fresh but your skin will be free from all that old dry cells. Now you’re ready to moisturize!
3. Oil Based Moisturizer:
This will help protect your skin from moisture loss. Choose one that comes in an ointment form as it will contain 80% oil. Creams and lotions may tend to dry out the skin rather than keep it moisturized and soft.
4. Sunscreen:
Don’t say goodbye to your sunscreen just because summer is over. Before you leave your house, apply a sunscreen with at least an spf of 15 or more. This will protect your skin from the elements. Alternatively, choose a product can combines a sunscreen with a moisturizer.
5. Gloves:
It’s simple but it works! Why expose your hands to the cold. Choose a good quality pair that does not irritate the skin. If you’re allergic to wool, wear a cotton mitten underneath. It will help keep your hands dry and warm.
6. Flaxseed Oil:
Although it doesn’t taste very great flaxseed oil can moisturize your body from the inside. Since it is rich in vital fatty acids it can do a lot for your overall health. It is available in oil form as well as in capsule form.
7. Oil Bath:
Now how does a jojoba oil or sweet almond bath sound to you? Relaxing isn’t it! You don’t have to keep these for holidays. Nourish you skin by adding a few drops of these oils into your every day bath. It will do wonders for your skin.
8. No Blow Dry:
Yes, sadly so. The blow drier is not your friend in winter. Try the tousled look or the wavy style this winter. Hot air dries out your scalp and can irritate your skin as well. So give the blow drier a miss this cold season.
9. Lip Care:
Don’t ever lick your lips in winter. If you do, you’ll only chap your lips even more. Keep a lip balm in your purse and apply it when you’re tempted!
10. Grease up your feet:
Yes, those minty foot lotions are lovely in the hot summer months, but during the winter, your feet need stronger stuff. Try finding lotions that contain petroleum jelly or glycerine instead. And use exfoliants to get the dead skin off periodically; that helps any moisturizers you use to sink in faster and deeper.
Its is very important to take care of your skin in winter else you’ll suffer from rashes and bacterial infections.

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