Winter Weather Dry-Skin Solutions
What is dull, dry, and flaky? Every inch of my body, thanks to the
frigid weather. Thankfully, we know just what you need to combat all
your winter-skin problems. Follow these tips for soft, dewy skin—and you
don’t have to wait for a snowy day. [Source: Allure.com]
extremely chapped lips, try rubbing on a 1 percent hydrocortisone cream.
This locks in the moisture, leaving your lips plump and hydrated. To
treat lips that are already cracked, slather on a coat of lip balm over
an antibiotic ointment, such as Polysporin.
Hands: To seal cracks on fingers or heels, try a dab
of Krazy Glue. For real. It’s similar to the material used in hospital
operating rooms for sutureless skin closure. Apply just a drop, scrape
away the excess immediately with the end of the tube, and voilà.
Elbows: Soften rough elbows while you sleep by
cutting the toes off a pair of socks. Then slather vegetable shortening
on the elbows. (FYI: This is such an effective moisturizer, some doctors
even use it to treat eczema and psoriasis.) Slide the socks up over
your arms—they’ll keep the shortening from moisturizing your bedsheets,
too—and when you wake up, your skin will be as good as new.
Feet: Prevent feet from getting rough by using a
loofah or a grainy body scrub every time you shower. As soon as you get
out, apply two layers of a thick cream, and slip on a pair of socks or
terry-cloth flip-flops to absorb the excess.