It’s an all too common occurrence this time of year- lower humidity in the air and the constant warm to cold, back to warm, back to cold, wreaks havoc on your skin. Often leaving it red, raw and painful.

Get some relief and prevent further problems with these tips and suggestions for preventing chapped skin during winter months.

Chapped Skin Care Tip 1: Moisturize

Drinking plenty of water & keeping your skin full of moisture is incredibly helpful in preventing chapped, dry skin. It’s like wearing multiple layers on a cold night, without the first few layers you’re more susceptible to the freezing temperatures, without your skin’s moisture layer your skin is more likely to dry out and crack.

Chapped Skin Care Tip 2: Shorter Showers

Hot steamy showers sound like the perfect antidote to a cold winter night. But the longer and hotter the showers are the more likely your skin is to lose the essential oils and moisture that protects it when you are outside. Lower the heat or shorten the showers whatever works best for you! Stay away from astringent and overly fragrant body washes as well, as these will also dry out your skin – go for something non-fragrant that utilizes nourishing moisturizers with healthy oils or butters like coconut or shea.

Chapped Skin Care Tip 3: Body Glide® Balms

Body Glide® products are specially formulated to moisturize and protect your skin from even the harshest environments. In biting wind and cold Body Glide® products protect you from the elements. Non-comedogenic and non-greasy, Body Glide®’s line of products will never stain your clothes or clog your pores meaning you can use it anywhere – even your face! Use it to protect your skin or to help heal already dry and chapped skin.

What are your tips for avoiding dry chapped skin during winter months? Let us know in the comments below!

Learn More About Protecting Yourself From Chapped Skin & Chafing During the Winter Months:

Running in Snow & Ice

How Do Body Glide’s Skin Protectant Balms Work?

What Causes Chafing Anyhow?

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