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Give Your Skin a Chance: Tips to Alleviate Dry, Chapped Skin

Shannon C. Feb 26, 2015

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin.  Two of the main reasons are that the air is drier due to lower humidity levels, and there are a lot of germs in the air, resulting in more frequent hand washing.  Unfortunately, this combination pulls a lot of nutrients out of your skin, making it dehydrated.  Your skin becomes very dry, chapped,and can even crack.  Use these tips to help maintain and prepare your skin for the season.
 

Moisturize
 

The main reason you have dry or cracked skin is because your skin is dehydrated.  Naturally, the thinking is to hydrate by drinking water--but that alone is not enough.  You must use a moisturizer to help rehydrate and seal in the moisture in your skin.  Keep in mind, moisturizing once a day is not enough when the air is so consistently dry.  It is best to moisturize multiple times per day to ensure that your skin stays healthy and luminous.
 

Choosing the Right Moisturizer for Dry Skin
 

There are hundreds of options to choose when picking moisturizer.  Experts say the two key ingredients you'll want to look for in a moisturizer are emollients and humectants.  These are the key to soothing your dry skin and sealing the cracks.  Humectants attract moisture from the air to help keep your skin hydrated. 
 

Try a Humidifier
 

If you constantly are suffering from dry skin, you may want to think about getting a humidifier in your home.  during the winter months, run a humidifier to help keep your skin soft and hydrated. 
 

If you're having issues with dry skin, natural oils along with soothing, holistic massage from Elements Massage of Roseville will rejuvenate your body.  Your skin will glow and you'll feel completely relaxed. 

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