Three priceless tips on keeping your skin silky smooth during winter. Nothing makes skin dry and itchy like cold winter wind and indoor heating. The keys to arming yourself against the elements are protection and exfoliation. No matter how cold it is in the morning, resist the urge to turn up the heat in your shower. Long soaks in hot water dry skin even more, so try to use tepid water and cut down on your rinse time. Exfoliate regularly with a washcloth or gentle scrub to get rid of dead cells, but don’t rub too hard – you’ll only be damaging the skin you are trying so hard to keep healthy.
Don’t forget to moisturise inside and out. Drink lots of water and look for slightly heavier lotions or dry skin formulas – they’re made for all the heavy duty help you need.