Feeling the cold air on my face is one thing that I love in winter, it brings a nice rosy glow to my cheeks. But for most people, winter is dreaded as it causes havoc to sensitive skin and hair. Cold dry air, artificial heat, and hot water baths bring uncomfortable dryness to skin and hair, which sometimes results in itchy skin, and in more severe cases, eczema, psoriasis and dandruff.
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So, what happens to our skin in dry winter months? 'When it's very cold, there is less moisture in the environment. This lack of moisture is compounded by wind, which blows moisture away from the skin, and central heating' says consultant dermatologist Dr Susan Mayou
in a Daily Mail Australia interview.
Moisture is the keyword if you want to protect your skin from drying out and keep it supple. Here are a few inexpensive steps that will help keep a nice glow on your skin, and protect your hair against dryness.
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* Harmful chemicals in cosmetic and body care products
* DIY winter care for face and hair
* Natural oils for dry curly or frizzy hair
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