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Learn how to keep your skin hydrated during winter

The wintertime can not only be brutal on your workout and diet routines, but it can also dry out your hair and skin. This is not only uncomfortable but it isn’t healthy. When the weather is cold, dry and windy, like every Dallas winter, it is easy for skin to become chapped and hair dehydrated.

As well as the being blasted with cold air, the mixture of heaters that are constantly blowing hot air throughout our living space make it impossible for skin to stay hydrated and healthy.

The first thing that you can do to combat the cold is to constantly drink water. This is important year round, but especially in the winter when students would not think about staying hydrated because it is cold out.

However, this is the most important time to keep your body hydrated.

The easiest reminder to drink water throughout the day is to carry a small water bottle in your backpack or purse, which will act as a constant reminder to keep drinking. You can purchase a water bottle with a built-in filter so that you can fill it up anywhere and always have filtered water available to drink.

Though drinking water cannot cure dry skin, it can certainly help and will keep your body looking more youthful. Your skin will benefit from staying hydrated, and will help to absorb the creams and lotions that you are putting on throughout the day.

Another way to keep your skin and hair healthy and thriving is to take in plenty omega-3 fatty acids, says Women’s Health magazine.

Foods like salmon and walnuts, which are full of omega-3s, can help to keep the body hydrated (Women’s Health). Omega 3s can also be taken through supplements to ensure that you get the right amount.

When it comes to what products to use on your skin and hair during this harsh weather, let it be said that cream based lotions and conditioners are very helpful when moisturizing dry skin and hair.

The cream base helps to insulate the skin and keep from having to constantly reapply lotions throughout the day.

However, because your skin is a living organ, be careful about the products that you “feed” it.

According to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, the founder of a new line of beauty products for Sephora, you should not put anything on your face or skin that you wouldn’t eat.

Perricone took the idea of eating anti-oxidant rich super foods and applied them to skin care.

He titled the beauty line appropriately, Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone. He has a hand cream that has yogurt probiotics, and a face and eye cleanser with acai.

However, if you are not looking to buy any new products, make sure that you have a creamy moisturizer and follow throughout the day by using a creamy balm instead of adding more lotion. Some even have antioxidants that keep the skin healthy and hydrated for longer.

For students on a budget, they can also use products that they already have at home into skin soothing solutions.

According to Health Magazine, by adding a few cups of milk to a warm bath can soften and exfoliate skin.

In addition to milk, students can add a small amount of sand to their face washes, which will exfoliate and get rid of the dead skin cells from being dried out.

The best thing to do is to be aware of the winter changes that can cause your body to react, and be attentive when switching seasons.

Keeping well stocked with cream, water and omeaga-3s will benefit your body during any season, but especially the harsh conditions of the unusual Dallas winters.

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