During the winter months your skin and body over all need a little extra TLC. With the cold air outside and the recycled heat instead, its not surprising your skin may get dry and itchy. This is the time of year to moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize even more from your hair to your toes.
One way you might start off caring for your body is start taking warm baths again. Did you know that a warm bath has a hydrating effect on your skin? You can start now by trying all those really wonderful scented bath oils to help sooth away the stress of your day and help your dry skin as well. After your bath be sure to apply a rich body moisturizer to your still damp skin to help bring out its natural glow.

With your elbows, knees and heels not seeing the sunshine for the next few months its time to remember they still need to be exfoliated at least one a week. Dry patchy skin on your legs is such a no no when its easy to remove it by using a organic body scrub once a week. Be careful because many of the best organic body scrubs were created using naturals oils and that can make your tub a little slippery as well. Stay away from any body scrub created with mineral oil because its not natural and just not good for you. Body scrubs help bring out the natural glow as well because you are removing the dead skin cells that can make your skin look dull and washout. Exfoliation makes it easier for your skin to absorb moisture, remove surface debris and can even out the overall texture of your skin.

Winter means it is also time to change your skincare routine, specially if you already have dry skin. It your skin is normal you still need to watch out to make sure it doesn’t turn into dry skin. Start by selecting a creamier cleanser and a richer moisturizer than the one you may have been using the rest of the year. If your skin feels tight after cleansing it you may be using a harsh cleanser and that’s just not good for your skin.
Don’t forget your night time moisturizers including moisturizing your skin all over your body. It helps keep your skin feeling soft and touchable not dry and itchy. Look into using organic/natural skincare products when ever possible because the less ingredients there are in the product the less chance you have of having a bad reaction to it.
Taking the time to change your skincare routine for the winter months will make you feel better, look better and feel more confident knowing you are showing the best you have to offer to the whole world.

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