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Frigid, dry air outside and heated, dry air inside, can do a number on your skin during the winter months.
To keep your skin glowing from head to toe, try these tricks that will keep it feeling smooth and youthful all winter long:
Eat citrus (oranges, tangelos, grapefruit) often. The fruitful bonanza of vitamin C discourages wrinkles because C helps pump up collagen (supportive protein fibers that stop skin from sagging).
Skip soaps with colors and fragrances. Dyes can leave a dull residue, and scents can trigger allergies. Instead, choose gentle, pH-balanced cleansers that won't upset skin's protective acid mantle, which keeps moisture in. Tip: If the soap you're using doesn't sting your eyes, it likely won't bother your skin.
To keep skin from drying out, up your intake of dark green veggies. Spinach, broccoli, and mustard greens are especially rich in skin-loving vitamin A which encourages cell turnover, deters dryness, and keeps skin's surface supple.
If you are over 50 or live in a really dry climate like the desert, slather lotion all over your body while you're still damp from the shower. Repeat on your hands after each cold-and-flu-fighting scrub.