When the cold temperature sets in, we tend to bundle ourselves up in thick clothing to keep us warm. However, there is a common misconception that this means that our skin won’t dry up because it is not exposed to the weather. Unfortunately, regardless of how properly we bundle ourselves up, without proper skin care routine, we can end up with dry skin that is rough to the touch.

Dry skin can cause flakes, bumps, and even rashes to appear because it lacks hydration. This can cause discomfort if you don’t take steps to nourish it. So how can you get the softest skin ever? Here are a few tips for you to try out.

Exfoliate elbows

Rough elbows can be harsh to the touch and may cause embarrassment to you. Fortunately, you can correct this issue using a few ingredients. You will need some honey, sugar, and half of a potato. Rub the honey and sugar mix on your elbows for a few minutes and in a circular motion to help exfoliate the dry area to renew the skin. The honey will be able to hydrate and nourish the rough area. After rinsing, the area, rub the potato on your elbows to whiten the area too.

Change razors

Another useful tip that can help you maintain that smooth, silky skin of yours is to change razors constantly. This way, you will be able to prevent ingrown hairs as well as causing razor bumps when shaving your legs and under the arms. If you are still using the same razor after a month, your shaving tool is already harboring bacteria that can transfer to the pores of your skin. It is important that you change your razor after a few uses.

Olive oil for cracked skin and cuticles

Dry skin can crack when stretched too much causing bleeding and discomfort. Even our nails are prone to dryness when they are not properly moisturized. One of the best ways for you to bring back the natural smoothness of your skin as well as heal cracked nails and cuticles is to apply olive oil on them. Olive oil contains essential fats as well as nutrients that can heal your skin from within. Constant application can hydrate and moisturize your skin without leaving that greasy residue on the surface.

Moisturize with body butter

If you want to maintain smooth and healthy looking skin, it is always a good idea to slather on some body butter after you take a bath or shower. A body butter that is a must- try is cocoa butter as it is rich in antioxidants as well as essential fatty acids that not only replenishes the lost moisture in your skin but help keep your skin elastic and strong too.

Apply face masks

You can also rejuvenate your face with the help of face masks. There are pre-made face masks available or you can make your own if you like. If you are going to make your own, mash one ripe banana and mix it with a cup of oatmeal and some milk until you create a paste. Apply on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash afterwards then apply moisturizer afterwards.

Apple cider vinegar helps

Dandruff is another problem that we can experience from time to time. Fortunately, you can treat it with a little help from apple cider vinegar and some cool water. The acidic nature of the vinegar will be able to kill off the bacteria that are causing your scalp to dry while at the same time, enhance your hair growth.

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