HOW TO KEEP YOUR SKIN SOFT DURING THOSE COLD WINTER MONTHS
Why does yours skin dry out when its cold?

The colder temperatures and reduced humidity of the winter period is terrible for your skin which will get dry and often itchy as a result, even if you don’t have a skin condition.  The harsh weather depletes your skin of moisture which needs to be replaced if you are to continue looking healthy and radiant.  This is a particular problem where there is snow and biting cold.

You should avoid using petrolatum based moisturizers and mineral oils, as they will block the pores in your skin and prevent natural respiration from taking place.   Your skin does need looking after however. You should think of it as your largest organ (which it is) which needs to be cared for.  Fortunately, there are plenty of natural remedies that you can make use of to keep your skin tight, bright and healthy.

The first thing you should do is check your hands.  Are they smooth and soft or are they hard and flaky?  If they are the latter then you probably aren’t getting quite enough omega 3.  Try Young Living OmegaGize³!
  
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Here are a few more hints to help keep your skin feeling smooth during those cold winter months.

Make sure to have a healthy diet
A healthy diet is one of the best ways of ensuring healthy skin.  In the winter time, when there are fewer fresh fruits around seasonally, is traditionally the time when skin struggles.  It is therefore even more important to make a conscious effort to eat well.  Firstly, you should eat vegetables that are fresh and preferably local and organic.  Next, you should avoid sugars and processed foods.  If you eliminate sugars from your diet you will rapidly notice an improvement in your complexion.  The trans fats found in processed foods have a detrimental effect on your skin.

Use coconut oil
You should apply plenty of coconut oil as a moisturizer.  It is a powerful anti-ager and restores the tissues in skin.  It also helps to exfoliate outer layers of dead skin cells and is also an antioxidant, due to its resistance to oxidation and formation of free radicals.

Avoid using soap
Soap will dry your skin even more.  Try to limit the amount you use.

Keep Hydrated
It is vital that you keep drinking plenty of water through the winter months to keep your skin hydrated.
 
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YL's Coconut Lime Replenishing Body Butter, featuring Lime essential oil, uses plant-based ingredients to deeply moisturize your skin.  This natural body butter nourishes and smooths skin with help from two fruit seed butters: mango and cupuacu butter.  Mango butter includes emollients that help soften and soothe skin, while cupuacu butter contains fatty acids that help skin maintain a youthful appearance.  The Coconut Lime Replenishing  Body Butter features a vegan friendly formula and 100% plant based ingredients.  Also it contains no parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances or synthetic dyes/colorants.  It is so silky and smooth and luxurious - I personally LOVE it!
 
Wrap up warm but also, don’t forget about your skin!

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