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5 Expert Tips to Banish Winter Skin

I don't know how you're feeling but winter just doesn't want to seem to go away here in North Carolina. We even got a little bit of snow last week! We all dread winter skin year-round: that horrible, cracked, scaly dry skin. But there is good news! You can prevent bad winter skin if you start preparing for it now. Here are some tips you can implement today to avoid uncomfortable dry, cracked skin. 

1. Moisturize Regularly

It's so important to prepare your skin for the dry conditions that harsh winters bring along. Start moisturizing at least once a day if not more. Using a lotion with shea butter or other intensely hydrating ingredients, then topping with an oil like coconut or Bio Oil, and adding in Vaseline or Aquaphor to areas such as hands, feet, knees, and elbows, which are prone to extra drying can help immensely. 

Pro tip: Keep travel bottles of lotion stashed in your car, purse, work desk, etc. so you can maintain your skin hydration throughout the day.

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2. Use a Humidifier

When cold temperatures hit the moisture gets sucked out of the air. You may have even noticed this in your home once you turn the heat on for the winter season. Keeping a humidifier in your bedroom will help the air you sleep in retain its moisture, but it can even leave your skin better than before with its hydrating benefits. Most experts recommend always keeping humidity level between 30% and 50%.

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3. Stay Hydrated

This third tip shouldn't come as a surprise as most celebrities like Kendall, Gabrielle and JLo have said that drinking water is their "skincare secret." A simple way to calculate how much water you should drink in a day divide your weight in half and drink that amount in ounces. In other words, if you weigh 140 pounds, you’ll want to drink around 70 ounces of water each day. 

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4. Eat Water-Dense Foods

Winter is a great time to stock up on water-dense foods like cucumbers, lettuce, and citrus fruits. These kinds of foods hydrate you from the inside out. Additionally, getting your fair share of salmon, eggs and seeds provide essential nutrients and proteins that will help your skin produce cells. Other foods that have important nutrients for your skin include things like sweet potatoes, yams, kale and walnuts. Yum!

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5. Get a Spray Tan

Booking a spray tan with On The Glo is a surefire way to banish the winter doldrums and give your pale, pasty skin some life. Spray tanning is a quick and safe way to to give your skin a healthy, sun-kissed glow during the cold winter months. Best part of all? We come to you! Tan in the comforts of your own home and get your glo in under an hour. 

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