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7 Steps to Soothe Dry Skin in Winter
Winter can be particularly harsh on your skin, but you can fight back-and win. These seven tips from Sabon NYC can help you soothe dry skin all season long.
Take Short, Warm Showers
Showers that are too long or too hot can make your dry skin even drier. A warm shower that lasts no more than 10 minutes is much kinder on your skin, especially when you use a body oil that helps to strengthen your skin's natural barrier against dehydration.
Reach for a Thick Body Moisturizer
Thicker creams and balms are ideal in the winter for sealing moisturizing components into the skin. The best body lotions for dry skin in winter are infused with ingredients like natural oils and shea butter.
Moisturize Twice a Day
Using a body cream after your shower is good. In the winter, it's even better to use one right before bed as well. Slathering a body cream on before bed serves to soften your skin and retain moisture as you slumber.
Soothe Dry Skin on Face
Delicate facial skin can also become very dry in the winter, which means you want to treat it with extra care. Cut back on exfoliation and increase the moisture. The best face moisturizer for dry skin is a quality face cream that provides plenty of hydration.
Use a Humidifier at Night
Heating systems tend to make indoor air very dry, which can have a notable impact on your skin. Turning on a humidifier at night will add moisture back into the air, a much-needed component for your skin.
Drink Plenty of Water
Another way to provide your skin with the hydration it needs is to drink plenty of water. Skin cells regenerate better when they're properly hydrated. Eight to 10 cups of water per day is typically sufficient.
Don't Forget the Hands, Feet and Lips
Even with the most meticulous self-care routines, it's easy to forget the hands, feet and lips. Make sure they get the same level of attention as the rest of your skin in winter. Hands and feet need moisturizing at least twice a day, while lips deserve a moisturizing balm.
These seven tips can help keep your skin hydrated and fresh all winter long. Start your new skin care routine today, with luxury body products from Sabon NYC.
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