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QHow can I solve my post-sum­mer dry skin prob­lem? Skin dry­ness is linked to both water and fat in­take, so first en­sure that you’re well hy­drated and are in­clud­ing goodqual­ity fats in your diet.

Topi­cally, you can use oils and balms straight af­ter the shower while your skin is slightly damp to en­hance the mois­tur­is­ing ef­fect. Al­mond oil is a good choice – ei­ther by it­self or blended to your pre­ferred con­sis­tency with thicker and richer oils such as sesame or av­o­cado.

As for balms, a blend of shea and cocoa but­ter is richly mois­tur­is­ing. For added value, use a herb-in­fused oil such as cal­en­dula oil.

Us­ing gen­tle scrubs be­fore show­er­ing helps re­move dead skin cells and may en­hance the ef­fect of a top­i­cal mois­turiser. You could also try dry-skin brush­ing be­fore wash­ing, as it sup­ports the drainage of the lym­phatic sys­tem and helps to stim­u­late your skin and cir­cu­la­tion.

I’d also rec­om­mend wear­ing nat­u­ral fab­rics, as they al­low your skin to breathe, help­ing it re­bal­ance it­self.

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