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As the temperature continues to drop, our skin becomes desperate for a way to stay happy and healthy. The cold dry air mixed with harsh winds can leave our skin feeling irritated, itchy, and dehydrated. Simple changes in your daily routine can help regain that moisture you've been looking for to keep your skin's natural softness and glow.

Check out the tips below to help get that boost your skin needs to stay hydrated and healthy during the winter.

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    AVOID HOT SHOWERS

    Even though that long hot shower sounds so tempting, try to avoid it! This will cause more damage to your skin by absorbing its moisture and washing away essential oils that keep our skin nice and healthy. Try taking shorter, lukewarm showers to help maintain your skin's natural glow in the winter.

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    DON'T FORGET TO MOISTURIZE

    Moisturizing is the most important! After your bath or shower, apply a gentle lotion to your damp skin. This will help lock in that much-needed moisture during these brutal winter months.

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    USE FRAGRANCE-FREE CLEANSERS AND LOTIONS

    Steer clear of those scented skincare and cleaning products! Yes, they smell nice, but the ingredients added to create your favorite scents can be very irritating to your skin as the temperatures drop. Look out for unscented products and use them regularly to keep your skin happy and healthy.

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    CREATE YOUR OWN DIY FACE MASKS

    To give your skin a boost of moisture, look into creating your own natural face masks. You can use honey, avocados, almond oils, aloe, and even bananas. Find your favorite combination and mix it all together! Leave your DIY mask on for about 20 minutes to help get lasting hydration for your skin.

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    HYDRATE FROM THE INSIDE OUT

    Your eating habits during the winter months can have an impact on the moisture of your skin. Include more water-based foods in your eating schedule such as soup, juicy fruits and vegetables, and increase the amount of water you drink. Avoid dry or salty foods. Food under this category can dehydrate your skin more.