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How to Keep Your Skin Moisturized During the Winter

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

During the winter, it is natural for your skin to be a little drier than usual. The air is cooler and far less humid, thus there’s no moisture in the air to keep your skin from drying out. Luckily, there are three simple measures you can take to deal with this problem. 

1. Mix moisturizing cream with oil. Beauty oils are widely available and their effects on our skin are wonderful. One drop is enough for each use. You could also use oil with foundation. Check out this website for more deets on beauty oils.

2. Don’t exfoliate too much. During the winter, dead skin cells can pile up on your skin, leading to a flaky complexion. Many will use scrubs or exfoliators to get rid of dead skin. However, if you do exfoliate too often, your skin barrier will get damaged. The best way to take care of this problem is to use moisturizing face wash and exfoliate once a week at the most. When you exfoliate, use warm water to open up your pores, and then finish off with rinsing with cold water. After, immediately apply moisturizer to prevent water from evaporating and drying out your face.  

3. Try out these veggies. According to an online guide named “One Green Planet”, Avocados, Coconut, Olives, and Sweet Potatoes are four essential foods that help keep your skin in good health. Olives contain abundant amount of Vitamin E that protects your skin from drying up in the winter. Moreover, the fat in avocados and coconut enriches your skin with natural oil. 

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