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Added April 10, 2014

Dry Winter Skin: Ouch!

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Who doesn't love winter? The snow, winter break from school, holidays and the time spent indoors hanging out with friends and family. Doesn’t get much better than that, right? Well, besides dry, winter skin. Whether we like it or not, the cold temperatures and time spent indoors absorbing the air from the heater can give your skin that itchy, flaking feeling.


Itchy, dry skin is enough to make any girl crawl under a rock! During winter, the lack of humidity causes the air to be super dry. Combine that with the dry heat in your house and school, and you're having nightmares about your skin literally flaking off!


Here are some awesome tips to help prevent dry winter skin:

  • Take fewer showers or baths. If you're the kind of girl who likes to shower twice a day, whether it’s a personal preference or because of sports, try to take only one a day before you go to bed and limit your time to 5 to 10 minutes. Use warm water because hot water dries your skin out! When you get out of the shower, pat yourself dry so you don't over-dry your skin. Use moisturizer after you shower or bathe. This will replenish your dry skin.
  • Keep yourself covered at school and work. Carry a small bottle of moisturizer in your purse or book bag. This will be a quick fix for chapped cheeks or hands while you're at school or work.
  • Use makeup with built-in moisturizers. Beyond giving your skin a fresh look, you will keep your skin from drying out under your makeup.
  • Keep those puckers moist. Apply a lip balm at night before you go to bed. During the day, keep your lips safe from the sun and cold with a moisturizing lip gloss.
  • Use a loofah in the shower. This will scrub off dry, winter skin, but only use it once a week.
  • Water is your friend. Drink lots of water. You'll keep your skin hydrated from the inside and keep your body healthy, too!


If you have zit-prone skin, use a lighter moisturizer. If your skin is especially dry, scaly, hot or itchy, ask your parents to take you to a dermatologist.

Remember to moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE! Try out these tips to prevent dry winter skin, and you'll be sure to have beautiful, glowing skin all winter!

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Posted August 04, 2013
my hands get REALLY dry. its SOOOOOOO unattractive. thanks for the tips
Posted February 17, 2013
Well that was a heads up i need to keep these in mind
Posted March 20, 2012
This is really helpful article and if you use a really thick mouisturizer from bath and body works after a shower it really helps with dry skin:) hope this helped!
Posted November 09, 2011
i usually have sort of oily skin but in the winter my skin is straight up DRY! nothing is helping! olive oil(does not clog pores),more of my regular moisterrizer,egg yolk mask,nothing works plz girls if you have any suggustions plzzzzz tell me!
Posted February 18, 2012
if u have dry skin i recommend aquaphor mousterizer(u can get it at bath and body works)its a thick mouisterizer that can get rid of dry skin really fast!!!!use it at night and it will sink into ur skin over nite
Posted November 09, 2011
This is so helpful. I take short showers everyday during the winter, though. I'm a bit of a germ-o-phobe. LOL I also carry Lotion-ized hand sanitizer. But yaaa.
Posted October 11, 2011
Olay bikini helps dryness and itchiness, i really recommend it!!!!!!
Posted October 31, 2011
that's nice to know because my skin dries out fast one winter hits :(
Posted October 21, 2011
great article. :)
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