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5 All-Weather Tips to Banish Dry Skin

  • Common causes of dry skin:

  • Cold weather
  • Indoor heat
  • Dry climates
  • Traveling
  • Skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea or psoriasis
  1. Five general all-weather skin care tips:

  2. Moisturize with an over-the-counter cream, ointment or gel daily. It can reduce loss of water in your body, keep your skin hydrated, make it less dry and itchy, and help restore moisture back to your skin.
  3. Bathe faster in lukewarm water and be gentle when you’re toweling off. Bathing strips natural, protective oils in your skin so it’s a good idea to limit bathing time to about 10 minutes.
  4. Avoid using anything scented — bland is better. Opt for non-scented, fragrant-free soaps, lotions, creams and moisturizers to help avoid itching.
  5. Use a humidifier to hydrate all over. Humidifiers can also help alleviate the symptoms of dry eyes, eczema, itchy skin, dry nasal passages, cracked lips and nosebleeds due to dry air, allergies or asthma.
  6. Fight the itch-scratch cycle. Apply an anti-itch, cortisone cream to exposed areas.

6 Ways to Soothe Nasal Congestion with Moisture

    1. You can combat nasal congestion.

    2. Keep your body hydrated. Moisture is your friend if you suffer with nasal congestion. And one of the main ways to keep these areas moist is to stay hydrated.
    3. Drink steamy liquids. Hot drinks help nasal congestion in two ways. First, they keep you hydrated. Their steam adds a second benefit of helping open nasal passages.
    4. Take a hot shower. The steam from a hot shower adds moisture to the air. Breathing this warm moisture can aid in opening your nasal passages.
    5. Use a humidifier or vaporizer. Humidifiers produce either a cool mist or hot steam. A vaporizer is another name for the hot steam version. They both effectively add moisture to the air. There are advantages to each.
    6. Choose saline nasal spray. Saline nasal sprays deliver moisture directly into your nasal passages. As with other forms of moisture, these sprays thin and soften mucus. They also soothe dry, irritated nasal linings with little to no side effects.
    7. Apply a hot, steamy compress. Applying a hot compress to your nose and face can feel soothing for nasal congestion. Just make sure the temperature won’t burn your skin.