Combat dry skin with these 5 tips

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Here are a couple of handy tips:

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Moisturise!

Providing the skin with a super hydrating cream is one of the most effective ways to deliver moisture. It becomes even more important as the temperatues drop; get your skin assessed in order to pick the right creams/lotions for your skin type. The best time to apply body lotions and creams is just after you bath when your skin is still damp.

Get a humidifier

Ditch your fan heater for a humidifier; the vapour it releases will hydrate your skin eliminating itchiness and flaky skin.

Oldie but a goodie

Petroleum jelly has been a trusted means of moisturising for years; it provides a great barrier stopping the skin from losing moisture. It can be used from your lips right down to your toes.

Lukewarm showers are your friend

Steamy showers and baths are great once in a while but they are awful for your skin. The high temperature sucks your skin of moisture and worst of all strips it of its natural oils. Stick to lukewarm showers and baths and keep them under 10 minutes.

Lip care

To prevent lips from cracking apply an oil cleanser onto your lips and brush away dry skin with an old toothbrush. Alternatively, mix brown sugar with olive oil and gently rub onto lips and rinse off.

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