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January 19, 2021
Transitioning from warm months to cold can be stressful on your skin. Now that the Philippines is experiencing cooler weather (believed to last until January), many are likely suffering from dry skin. 
One of the biggest mistakes people often make this time of the year is forgetting to adjust their skin care routines. Not doing so causes our skin to work harder to maintain adequate hydration when temperature and humidity levels drop. The cold weather leads to skin dehydration – and with dehydration comes dryness of the skin, cracks in its outer layer, inflammation, and flakiness.
While eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water are needed to maintain healthy skin, updating your skincare routine and having weather-appropriate self-care habits are crucial to avoid skin discomfort that often comes this time of the year. 
Here are some fuss-free tips for cold weather:
Eat fruits and vegetables
Vitamins and antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables help fight free-radical damage and aging. Your skin needs vitamins A, C, and E to stay healthy and moisturized. 
Drink lots of water
Water keeps you hydrated. However, drinking more of it is not enough. It needs to be consumed along with vitamins, minerals, salts, and healthy fats from vegetables, fruits, and nuts, to help your body retain the water. 
Exfoliating once a week should be more than plenty, especially if you regularly wash your face with a washcloth. 
Use a hydrating mask
Use ones that are made with natural moisturizing ingredients such as yogurt, milk, egg yolk, avocado, and/or coconut, jojoba, or olive oil. 
Use fragrance-free cleansers
Take extra time in checking the contents of your skincare products. A regular soap or cleanser can worsen itchy and dry skin. To avoid having irritated skin, consider using a moisturizing and fragrance-free cleanser. Avoid peels and other astringents which can be harsh on your skin. 
Watch your shower time
Your skin only needs a five to 10-minute lukewarm shower or bath. Opt for warm water as it is less irritating to the skin. 
Wear comfortable clothing
Synthetic fibers can irritate dry and sensitive skin. Wear softer clothes with natural fibers like cotton or cotton flannel when sleeping. 
Take vitamin E
Vitamin E supports your immune system and helps in the regeneration of cells in your body. It also contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are essential to your everyday health. It is also known for its benefits for skin health and appearance, making your skin look younger and more radiant. 
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