Winter time usually means dry and cracked skin.. but it doesn't have to!
Here are 5 tips on how you can achieve and maintain healthy, smooth skin this winter season!
1. Decrease the amount of times you wash your hands with soap. Soap is a base - this will make your hands dry and may eventually cause conditions like eczema or temporary skin cracking.
2. Moisturizing product - Does the brand of the moisturizer really matter? No not really, as long as it doesn't irritate your skin. The best moisturizers are the heavy/thick creams that are commonly purchased in tubs or containers. Check this one out. If it comes in a pumper bottle or a container that squirts the product out, usually that means it's not really think enough. Another option. - And another. - You can even try some coconut oil!
3. Water intake - Does it help that I am drinking a lot of water? Yes but it won't help enough. What you need to do is moisturize right after hand washing or bathing to trap the moisture inside the skin. Most dermatologist recommend patting your hands/body dry and moisturizing within the next 30 seconds after drying, but truly as long as you moisturize within the next 2 minutes, you should be good!
4. Applying the product: How much moisturizer is enough? Honestly, most people don't even get close to enough. You should try to apply a full layer of cream over your entire body than add another layer if you can. You will most likely feel oily even 10-15 minutes after application, but that is completely okay! The more cream the better! If your skin is just extremely dry, apply moisturizer 2-3 times a day.
5. What do I do about my cracking heels? The best thing to do for the dry skin on your heel is moisturizing often and covering quickly after applying the product. Every night before bed apply a generous amount of Aquaphor healing ointment or Vaseline to the bottom of your heel and cover it with a sock (here's my favorite). This will help lock in all the moisture from the ointment and have your heels feeling softer than before.
NOTE: If your skin is not getting better after these steps, it might be time to consider visiting a dermatologist. There are many skin conditions that cause scaling and cracked skin. These conditions may require prescription ointment for treatment so if you aren't seeing improvement within 2 weeks, please go see your doctor.
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