The key to keeping skin soft in winter: Moisturize.
“Skin tends to be drier when the weather is less humid, so individuals should moisturize at least twice a day, if not more often,” according to Dr. Vicky Zhen Ren, a dermatologist and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Ren offered some tips for getting that moisture back into skin.
Use an ointment or cream rather than a lotion. Lotions have higher water content and not as much of the agents that prevent dry skin. Apply creams after a shower or bath to lock in the moisture.
Choose lukewarm water temperatures instead of hot showers or baths. Limit them to five to 10 minutes. Read more…