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Self Care: How to Better Care for your Skin this Winter
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With the winter months almost upon us, it is becoming more and more important to make a few tweaks to your skincare regimen. With the climate and the weather changing, so too does your skin, so here are a few tips to keep your skin in sound condition throughout the winter period.

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Take Shorter, Less Hot Showers

Although the weather may agree with the idea of taking long hot showers, your skin however doesn’t, especially during cold temperatures. When you take long hot showers you increase the chances of your skin getting exposed to air, as hot water evaporates quickly. Thus, if skin is left moisturized for even a short period of time it is more prone to cracking, thus creating damage to it in the process. It is for this reason that shorter, lukewarm showers are taken instead. And always remember to moisturize your skin as soon as you hop out the shower to avoid over-drying.

Go for Fragrance-less

With winter also comes the skin’s increased sensitivity to the elements around it. This is why you may sometimes find your skin breaking out into small rashes or eczema like irritations. Therefore in order to avoid this, rather opt for fragrance free skincare products the next time you’re at the shops. Not only are these types of products gentler on your skin but they are much more long lasting.

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Moisturize More and Don’t Forget that Sunscreen

And of course the most obvious and most standard tip is to always keep your skin moisturized and covered in sunscreen. To keep you from forgetting, set a reminder on your phone that alerts you to moisturize should your skin feel dry.

 

 

 

 

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