How to take care of dry skin


The parched air during the winter months in some areas can take a toll on skin, leaving it dry and itchy.

The Harvard Medical School offers these suggestions to help ward off dry skin during winter:

- Run a humidifier that's set to about 60%.

- Bathe only once daily for up to 10 minutes, using lukewarm (not hot) water.

- Use moisturising cleanser over plain soap.

Read: How to take care for combination skin 

- Allow shave gel or cream to soak into your skin before you begin shaving.

- Don't use a washcloth, sponge or scrub brush on your skin.

- Apply moisturiser immediately after bathing or washing hands.

- If you have an itch, don't scratch. Instead, apply a cold compress or moisturiser.

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