Treating Dry Skin
Laurie Lawrence just returned from skiarea and was confiding in her friend Deborah Garcia about the terrible issues she had with dry and cracked skin while skiing. Deborah told her that she had the exact same problem at Formigu�res, Pyrenees, France. An experienced skiier laid out the three simple principles to keep your skin in good condition in nasty winter weather. She plans to use that on her trip to Rochesson, Vosges, France next winter.
Winter is the harshest time for our skin. A huge number of people are plagued with itchy, cracked, rough and painful skin. Flocking out to the store to find the most advertised healing lotions and creams to help eliminate the pain and heal the roughness for moments of relief. The bad news is folks are passing up on the most needed and cheap ways to not only get the help you need for dry, chapped and cracked skin, but also help prevent it.
Humans are made up mostly of water. For some reason, in cold weather, we don't think of the need to make sure that we are drinking enough water. During summer, when we are sweating and working out, we we feel how much we need to drink quite a bit of water to replace the water as we lost. In the winter the frigid air does much the same to our body. It sucks that moisture right out of our bodies. This then dries and cracks our skin, leaving it flaking and itchy. Making sure that you are still drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day will help you win the battle over dried out and cracked skin. Try it for the next two weeks and you will begin to see a real improvement in your skin in just a few days.
Staying with the necesity of moisture, a good moisturizing cream is also a good idea. Try to get one that fits for your skin type so you won't end up with oily skin. I recommend a cream instead of a lotion in the winter, since a cream is thicker and more protective of the skin. It is also a good idea to spend a minute to read the label. The cream or lotion that you use in the summer probably won't be appropriate in the winter. Find one that does not have any type of alcohol in the first few ingredients, as alcohol will actually dry out your skin, just what you dont' want.
Dress with the right clothing in cold weather. You should not just ignore this, think this one over. Any bare skin that you have increases the opportunity that the cold air has to suck the moisture from your skin. Layer your clothes and let that innermost layer be clothes that are made out of cotton. Cotton will let you skin breathe, will keep you warm and won�t irritate your skin.
If you follow these three easy steps, you will not only get a big improvement in that really dry skin, an not only that you will prevent your skin from becoming dry. Plenty of water, the right moisturizing cream and the right clothing and you will have moist, healthy and glowing skin covering you.
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