Great ways to deal with dry skin during the winter months

IT IS well and truly almost winter and with changing seasons comes changing needs for our skin.

I absolutely hate when it gets to winter and my lips start to crack.

It's painful, annoying and can be pretty gross.

One of the best ways to combat lip cracking is increasing your water intake and regularly applying lip balm.

Stay hydrated from the inside and outside.

And yes, convince your man to do it too, because no one wants to smooch cracking lips.

A lot of people start to feel their skin get dry or more 'tight' as the months get colder.

Our hands and feet are also prone to feeling shocking.

Considering it's cooler and we're likely to spend more time inside watching TV, reading books or stalking people on Facebook, why not treat your hands and feet to a bit of luxury.

Get yourself your favourite moisturiser or petroleum jelly and put it in a pair of old socks.

Slip the socks on and leave for about 30 minutes.

Wash off and enjoy lovely, smooth feet.

The same can also be done for your hands - just use a pair of disposable gloves.

Make sure not to use hot water because hot water can cause skin to feel tight, especially in winter.

Another tip to keep skin moisturised is to use a body wash/shower gel instead of a bar of soap.

It's much easier on the skin.

My final words of advice are to use sunscreen, especially on your face and neck.

Just because it's cold does not mean those pesky UV rays aren't out causing nasty burns and everything else that comes with sun exposure.

For more beauty tips check out Emma's blog at girlsaysgo.com

If you have any great tips you want to share, email emma.galliott@mydailynews.com.au.



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