Dry Skin Season Is Coming…Don’t Flake Out!
‘Crackly’ is not a word you want to use when it comes to your skin. After summer is over, we have to deal with the next season of assault : fall. Dry air, heat, you name it– the danger to sumptuous skin is everywhere. 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.
Thirsty Skin Solutions
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.
4. Use a humidifier at home to maintain air moisture. You may need to place several around the house if you don’t have one installed in your heating system.