As temperatures continue to drop and winter rolls in, you may find battling dry, cracked . Here's our how-to guide for maintaining your body's largest organ this winter!


  1. Stay Hydrated

During the winter many people don't notice themselves sweating as much, but it's still possible to become dehydrated, simply because you don't have the heat to keep reminding you to drink water! Keep up with your water to ensure your body is getting the fluids it needs so your skin can stay soft.


  1. Choose Hydrating Foods

Reach for foods that are rich in water content, like melons, strawberries, peaches, oranges, cucumbers, broths, soups, and water.


  1. Create A Barrier

Right after hopping out of the shower, lotion up your entire body to lock in the moisture, and create a barrier between the elements and your skin.


  1. Use A Humidifier

When you' at home, keep a humidifier set at 60% to maintain the integrity of and replenish your skin.


  1. Limit Bathing Time

Don't spend over 15 minutes in the shower, as this can strip the natural oils from your skin that can cause you to lose moisture.


  1. Skip The Heat

Though a steaming hot shower may be what your muscles want, keep the water temp to lukewarm. Hot water can also strip those natural oils from your epidermis.


  1. Soap Matters

Choose a moisturizing soap like Dove or Olay, or grab a soap-free cleanser like Cetaphil.


  1. Skip The Alcohols

Scrutinize the label of your soap and make sure it's fragrance and alcohol-free.


  1. Sunscreen

Even in the winter, your skin needs protection from the sun. Apply sunscreen daily and minimize direct sun exposure and photoaging.


  1. Don't Skip The Lips

Keep a hydrating lip balm handy and apply it liberally throughout the day and before bed.

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