7 Tips For Keeping Your Skin Smooth During The Winter Season

7 Tips For Keeping Your Skin Smooth During The Winter Season

Winter is coming!
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With Winter officially upon us, many people (including me) are extremely excited for the warm cups of hot chocolate and mounting piles of snow. But with the snow and fun comes the cold- which means terrible weather for maintaining smooth skin. Rough, dry skin is a problem for many people around this time. Here are some tips for keeping your skin soft during the next 3 months of winter

1. Wear Gloves Outside

At times, it may seem that the weather outside is fine for your nice hands. Sometimes you may think it’s not right to wear gloves in weather that is ~just~ above the freezing mark. Wear them anyway. During the winter, the cold makes your smooth hands from the fall extremely rough, and without protection from the gloves, your hands may turn rough like alligator’s skin. Don’t bear the cold-wear gloves.

2. Put on Lotion At All Times

The best thing to do is to always apply lotion. It is especially crucial to apply lotion when you leave the house to hydrate skin before you bear the cold. For smoother skin, apply lotion right before you’re about to put on your gloves- it will keep your hands smooth on that trek to school. Extra tip-have a tiny bottle of lotion with you to moisturize your hands at any time they start to feel rough.

3. Lip Balm is Your Friend

Lip balm is amazing and essential during this time. If you want to keep your lips from feeling chapped, apply lip balm whenever necessary to keep them smooth. For an extra tip, Dr. Marina Peredo suggest adding cool water to your lips because it “makes the top layer of your skin more permeable and allows the products to lock in hydration.”

4. Try Moisturizing Soap or Hand Sanitizer

Washing and drying your hands repeatedly sucks out all the moisture from your hands. Try using sanitizer to get away from washing your hands frequently. If you want to wash your hands get an antibacterial gel or a moisturizing soap that will keep your skin clean and soft.

5. Wear Socks

Who wouldn’t want to wear a cute pair of socks during the bitter cold winter? It will keep your feet warm and smooth. For a bonus, moisturize feet before wearing socks to keep your feet extra soft.

6. Drink Water!

Who says hydration is key only in the summer? Water can be extremely powerful during the winter. Water will keep your skin hydrated which will aid in maintaining smooth skin throughout the winter. Pack a water bottle with you wherever you go to stay hydrated.

7. Don't Use Hot Water

As tempting as it might be to have a nice hot shower coming home from the bitter cold, it can do more harm than good. Hot water can strip essential oils off from skin that are essential to keeping your skin hydrated. Take shorter showers and shower in more lukewarm water to keep you warm and your skin hydrated and smooth.

Applying these seven tips will hopefully keep your skin hydrated, smooth, and comfortable despite the harsh winds and bitter cold you may face during the winter. After all, the cold never bothered us anyway.


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To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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