Keep your skin moist this winter

Do you struggle with dry skin and want to keep your skin moist this winter? Dry skin can happen any time during the year, but is most prevalent in winter.  Start following these tips early, and your skin will thank you this winter season.

Drink plenty of water.  The harsh weather and the indoor heaters can leave your skin dry but consuming the right amount of water will surely keep your skin hydrated, soft -looking fresh.

Use unscented baby powder to keep areas where skin meets skin—like the inner thighs, underarms, beneath large breasts—clean and dry. This is important to prevent a common skin condition called intertrigo, which occurs when such areas remain moist, fostering the growth of bacteria or fungi.


Switch moisturisers for winter.  Your skin needs more moisture in the winter than in the summer.

Avoid hot showers and baths. Bathing in hot water breaks down the lipid barriers in your skin, which causes a loss in moisture. Instead, take warm showers, not hot, and avoid staying in for an extended period of time.

Exfoliate. Exfoliating gets rid of the dead skin cells and reveals newer, healthier-looking skin. Use a light exfoliate scrub, but to not over-exfoliate.

Bundle up in layers and take off wet clothes. Wet clothes that are worn close to the skin can cause irritation and sores. Dress in in layers, which will allow you to take clothes off when you experience overheating and sweating.

So those are our tips for keeping your skin moist in winter, what's your tip for our readers. You can comment below.