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The puffy coats, hats and boots have come out of storage, all indications that winter is truly on its way and with it, dry skin.  Apart from using a humidifier and upping the amount of water you drink, there are steps you can take to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy from head to toe:

Head:  People with dry skin are more prone to dandruff, especially in the winter time. The dryer air, hats, and central heating can all contribute to dandruff.  Using [Link Removed] 2% zinc pyrithione can help bring dandruff under control.  For best results, work the shampoo into a lather then wait 3-5 minutes to allow the active ingredients to work their magic before rinsing thoroughly. Regular use will help to keep things under control.

Body:  As tempting as it may seem, a hot bath in winter will only rob your skin of moisture.  Opt instead for warm showers, applying a body cream or lotion while the skin is still damp.  Our favorite right now is [Link Removed] Lotion.  With its super-quick absorption and water-binding phospholipids, skin feels soft without a greasy residue.  Plus, there's no waiting time for it to dry before getting dressed and getting on with the day.

Face:  Start off by replenishing the moisture in the skin and reinforcing the skin barrier with [Link Removed] with SPF 30.  This all natural moisturizer contains nourishing shea butter for hydration and mineral zinc oxide, providing excellent broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.  Keys Solar Rx Moisturizer also does double duty on the back of the hands to keep them young-looking and to prevent age spots from developing due to sun exposure.

Feet:  For dry skin on the feet, it's time to call in a specialist.  Some creams don't seem to penetrate, leaving a film that just washes away without providing any benefits. The difference is urea!  [Link Removed] contains 10% urea to not only improve moisture levels but also to exfoliate the dry, dead skin cells for a smoother, more healthy skin surface.

Winter skin doesn't have to be synonymous with dry, scaly and itchy.  This is one battle that you can definitely win.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti-aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed].
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