Health Nut: Moisturize Your Skin in the Winter

My roommate and I may turn into cucumbers. We are obsessed with the Dove Cool Moisture line, which has a cucumber and green tea scent, because it refreshes us and protects our skin from the harsh, winter weather. We both have the shampoo and conditioner, I have the body wash and she has the foaming facial cleanser. This formula is my answer to the dry skin and scalp that develops as the temperature drops. You can even get a free sample if you register on the Dove Web site!

It may be tempting to take scalding hot showers in the winter, but this, along with other factors, can dry out your skin. Showers are better than baths because more natural oils can escape from the skin in baths. When you get out of the shower, pat your skin (don’t rub). Within three minutes of getting out of the shower, moisturize your skin so moisture cannot escape.

Read more at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Web site.

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