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By TheBoldBlend
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I drink a ton of water and eat plenty of healthy fat. Why is my skin still so dry in the winter? Is there anything I can do?

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I agree with the poster above on everything. Make sure you apply a rich moisturizer within 5 minutes of getting out of the shower. I started doing some work with Eucerin last year, and ever since I've kept a bottle of Plus Smoothing Essentials in the bathroom for after showers and even after I wash my hands. My skin dries out SO fast otherwise. Good luck!

January 20, 2012 - 1:54pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Winter weather is harsh. Exposure to cold outdoor temperatures and dry indoor environments lead to dry skin.

In addition to drinking plenty of water, use a good moisturizer on your skin. When outdoors, wear gloves and apply a moisturizer with sunscreen to your face.

Avoid long hot showers or baths, use warm water instead. Consider purchasing a humidifier for your home.

Wear latex gloves when washing dishes. Apply hand lotion throughout the day and after exposure to soap and water.

I hope these suggestions are helpful,


January 13, 2012 - 5:44pm
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