by Trudy Despain
(last updated August 23, 2013)
Say the word winter and most of us conjure up images of snowball fights, hot cocoa, Christmas trees and wassail. But for many, winter joys are tainted by chapped lips, cracked and bleeding hands and itchy skin. For those of us who suffer from moderate to severe dry skin during the cold, dry winter months, there are things we can do to find comfort until the warm days of spring.
One of the main culprits to dry winter skin is the heaters we use in our homes. The warm air blowing through the vents feels nice but it sucks the moisture off the top layers of our skin. Rather than set the thermostat at 60 and risk frost bite, take these few steps to replenish the moisture lost.
Healthy skin is the body's first layer of defense against colds and infections. Take some time to protect and care for your skin to help ensure you don't miss a moment of winter wonder.
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