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Jan 19, 2022

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Winter is rough on your skin. As Canadians, we’ve come to know the signs—dry, flaky skin, chapped lips and cracked hands and feet. Thankfully, there are five simple solutions to prevent these common problems and provide quick relief when you need it.

Improve the air in your home

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Dry air leads to dry skin. The heat in your home may keep you cozy, but it also sucks the moisture out of the air—and your skin. To improve the air quality, run a humidifer to keep your skin hydrated.

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Change your moisturizer

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Like swapping T-shirts for sweaters, your face needs a heavier moisturizer in the cooler months. Look for a cream with ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge and infuses the skin cells with water, while ceramides help to lock in moisture.

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Use a hydrating serum

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Introducing a hydrating serum into your skin routine can help rejuvenate that dull winter complexion. Look for formulas with antioxidants to combat toxins or Vitamin C to help with brightening.

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Heal chapped lips

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Frigid winds and icy temperatures can turn your lips into sandpaper. Apply a lip balm or moisturizer during the day and consider a hydrating lip mask before bed to speed up healing. When you’re outside, make sure your balm has at least SPF30, as the sun burns chapped lips easily.

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Fix cracked heels

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In winter your feet can become cracked, rough and even painful. Exfoliate your skin—including your feet—in the bath or shower. While your feet are still damp, use a pumice stone or foot file to remove dry skin. Then apply a thick moisturizer to lock in the hydration.

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Image credit: PamelaJoeMcFarlane/iStock, visualspace/iStock, LaylaBird/iStock, Anastasiia Pokliatska/iStock, Olga Chetvergova/iStock, kazmulka/iStock

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