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How to Prevent and Treat Dry Skin

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How to Prevent and Treat Dry Skin

Itís been really cold here in the American Northeast, and my skin has been suffering: dryness and itching, flakiness ó yuck! Then I found this wonderful book.

Just one day after trying some of these great tips, my skin is feeling more soothed, smoothed, and moist.

Learn how to prevent winter-dry skin, and how to make some quick and super-effective remedies for curing it if youíve already succumbed. Smoother, younger, delightfully moisturizing skin tips, right here:

PREVENTION

1. Avoid caffeine, smoking, and alcohol. They act as diuretics and are guaranteed to suck you dry!

2. Increase your water level. Drink up! Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of pure water a day to keep your skin and body properly hydrated. Drink more if youíre super active.

3. Add oil to your bath. Add a tablespoon or so of almond, jojoba, olive, or hazelnut oil to your bath water after youíve soaked for about 5 minutes. By soaking first, your skin gets plumped up by the water, then by adding the oil, it will seal in the absorbed moisture.

4. Protect your skin from the elements. Wind, sun, heat, cold, and dry office and airplane air can quickly cause or exacerbate the condition of dry skin. Apply a moisturizer before exposing your skin to these moisture-sapping conditions. A lavender, rose, or German chamomile aromatic hydrosol sprayed onto your face, neck, chest, and hands helps to keep your skin wonderfully refreshed and hydrated.

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Adapted from Naturally Healthy Skin, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Naturally Healthy Skin, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:38AM PST on Feb 5, 2014

All the points people offered intended for dried local geo marketing out skin tone can be so impressive along with most i will apply on me.

1:38AM PST on Feb 5, 2014

All the points people offered intended for dried local geo marketing out skin tone can be so impressive along with most i will apply on me.

4:01AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

4:43AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

Thanks.

7:24AM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

Thanks!

5:23AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Good article. There are a few things I will definitely try. Thank you.

5:21AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

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3:34AM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

It isn't just for beauty

11:37PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

thank you

12:07PM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

Thanks

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