Winter Dry Skin Solutions

allure logoOriginal Article by Irma Elezovic. What is dull, dry, and flaky? Every inch of my body, thanks to the frigid weather. Thankfully, we know just what you need to combat all your winter-skin problems. Follow these tips for soft, dewy skin—and you don’t have to wait for a snowy day. [Source:]

Lips: For extremely chapped lips, try rubbing on a 1 percent hydrocortisone cream. This locks in the moisture, leaving your lips plump and hydrated. To treat lips that are already cracked, slather on a coat of lip balm over an antibiotic ointment, such as Polysporin.

Hands: To seal cracks on fingers or heels, try a dab of Krazy Glue. For real. It’s similar to the material used in hospital operating rooms for sutureless skin closure. Apply just a drop, scrape away the excess immediately with the end of the tube, and voilà.

Elbows: Soften rough elbows while you sleep by cutting the toes off a pair of socks. Then slather vegetable shortening on the elbows. (FYI: This is such an effective moisturizer, some doctors even use it to treat eczema and psoriasis.) Slide the socks up over your arms—they’ll keep the shortening from moisturizing your bedsheets, too—and when you wake up, your skin will be as good as new.

Feet: Prevent feet from getting rough by using a loofah or a grainy body scrub every time you shower. As soon as you get out, apply two layers of a thick cream, and slip on a pair of socks or terry-cloth flip-flops to absorb the excess.

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