Tips for Dealing With Dry Skin

Are you like a lot of people this time of year, dealing with dry and cracked hands, and itchy skin?

Many people spend winter trying to find relief from dry skin.

You may not know it, but the heat in your house, or at work, plays a big role in drying your skin out.

So does hot water from a shower.

Combine it with harsh soap that takes away your skin's natural oils, and you have got a recipe to dry your skin out.

So what can you do to keep your skin moist?

First, protect with a moisturizer.

You may also want to change your bathing habits.

Use a moisture-rich soap and cooler water.

Then, get moisturizer on right away. Dermatologist, Dr. Forrest Brown says, “While you still have water on your body, don't dry, pour a moisturizing lotion or even bath oil on your skin and soothe it over you so that it will incorporate those drops of moisture.”

Doctors say there is no need to buy really expensive moisturizers.

Just buy the one you like.

And this time of year, the greasier the better.

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