Summer fun gives way to wintry winds and before you realize it you've got dry skin - chapped lips, itchy elbows, or a dry itchy “T-zone”. The following winter skin care tips can help you prevent - and treat - dry, chapped skin.
Shorten Your Showers
Long, steamy showers will dehydrate you - actually taking moisture out instead of putting it in. That's because hot water removes the skin's natural oils more quickly than warm or cold water.
Use warm water instead of steamy hot and try to limit the amount of time in your tub or shower. Afterwards pat dry, don't rub.