After the harsh winter winds and frigid temperatures, it’s normal for your skin to feel tight and dry. There are a few extra steps you can take to help put moisture back into your skin. These tricks will help your skin heal and look its best.
1. Drink More Water
Your skin can’t moisturize itself if you’re dehydrated. When the temperatures are cold or if you’ve been sick, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re drinking enough water to keep yourself hydrated. Try challenging yourself to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day for a whole month. Soon, it’ll become a habit.
2. Moisturize After Showering
When you step out of the shower or bath, that’s the ideal time to slather on some lotion to lock in moisture. We recommend Aveda lotions to help keep your skin soft. Check out our selection in the salon.
Dead skin can build up, especially on tougher-skin areas like the bottoms of your feet and your hands. You can use a gentle exfoliator scrub to help remove dead skin, or stop on in for a waxing service to help give your skin a smoother surface.
4. Eat Foods With High Water Content
The Mayo Clinic recommends that men should aim for 15.5 cups of water intake a day and women for 11.5 cups a day. This includes fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20% of fluid intake typically comes from food. Try to eat fruits and veggies that have a high water content to boost your hydration.
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