Try this to pre­vent dry skin in win­ter

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At this time of the year, the cold, wind, hu­mid­ity and the fluc­tu­at­ing tem­per­a­ture will make you sense ir­ri­ta­tion in your skin and make it red. Here are some easy ways to pre­vent skin from be­com­ing dry and en­sure a glow­ing com­plex­ion. When it is ex­posed to the el­e­ments, the del­i­cate skin on the face, hands and lips can de­hy­drate eas­ily. Au­tumn is the time to make some changes to your daily beauty rou­tine so you are ready for the change of sea­son.

Ban­ish parched skin

Well-hy­drated skin starts from within, which means tak­ing in enough liq­uid. Wa­ter, tea or fresh fruit juice helps skin re­new it­self, main­tain elas­tic­ity and look young. Ther­mal sprays of spring wa­ter can also be used in the morn­ing as they soothe the skin and pre­vent it from feel­ing tight.

Treat your­self to sea­sonal fruit

We can also pro­tect our skin with the food­weeat.If we eat a va­ri­ety of vi­ta­min-packed fruit ev­ery­day, our com­plex­ion and nails ra­di­ate good health all-year round. When you get up in the morn­ing, make your­self a fruit cock­tail with lots of cit­rus fruits (or­anges, le­mons, etc.) and ki­wis.

Opt for a rich day cream

Choose a day cream that nour­ishes and re­pairs to avoid the red­ness and itch­ing caused by dry skin. You can en­rich your day cream with a few drops of hy­drat­ing or re­vi­tal­is­ing serum so that your face stays plumped up through­out the day, with­out for­get­ting the skin around the eyes and the neck.

Don’t skip night cream

Don’t forget to take care of your skin in the evening, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing win­ter. Use a rich mois­turiser — it could be a night cream, but doesn’t have to be — to re­gen­er­ate the skin and pre­vent wrin­kles.

Don’t ex­fo­li­ate too of­ten

They can be quite abra­sive and ir­ri­tat­ing, par­tic­u­larly on frag­ile dry skin, but ex­fo­li­at­ing prod­ucts are nec­es­sary to re­move tox­ins and dead cells from the skin. Th­ese should be gen­tle, with small gran­ules to del­i­cately ex­fo­li­ate, and used no more than once a week.

Opt for hy­drat­ing masks

To max­imise the im­pact from ex­fo­li­a­tion or bring back ra­di­ance and soft­ness to the face, go for sooth­ing hy­drat­ing masks. An ideal time to do this is be­fore bed. Let the mask do its magic for 10 to 15 min­utes, then sim­ply re­move the ex­cess with­out rins­ing.

Don’t forget your hands

Our hard-work­ing hands are washed of­ten which can make the skin ir­ri­tated. Look out for hand creams that con­tain glyc­erin or are rich in shea but­ter, co­coa, honey, al­mond oil or bor­age oil. You can also ap­ply a rich cream be­fore bed and slip on a pair of silk gloves to let it sink in fully dur­ing the night.

Pre­vent dry lips

To pre­vent them from crack­ing or bleed­ing, ap­ply a lip balm be­fore putting on lip­stick. Balms con­tain­ing beeswax, jo­joba oil, shea but­ter or olive oil are par­tic­u­larly nu­tri­tive and pro­tec­tive.

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