De-Winterize Your Skin

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6. Consider microdermabrasion. If the skin on your face or chest looks dull and sallow, microdermabrasion might be the solution. This procedure forces tiny crystals against the skin, literally blasting away dead cells, giving skin new life for the new season.

7. Begin shaving again (if you slacked off this winter). Who hasn't let winter's tights and long pants allow them to go soft on their shaving routine? But as spring draws near, pick up that razor again: Swiping the blade along your skin actually removes built-up dead cells, nixing itchiness and flakes.

8. Get a paraffin manicure. To soothe dry hands and cuticles, book a manicure with a paraffin treatment. The hot wax seals in moisture, making hands silky and flake-free.

9. Add a dash of salt. For heavy-duty moisturization plus exfoliation of dry skin, use an oil-based salt or sugar scrub. The salt and sugar granules act as physical exfoliators to whisk away flakes, while the oil adds a serious hit of moisture to freshly exfoliated skin.

10. Give yourself an at-home wrap. For areas of the body that are very dry and flaky, an at-home moisture wrap is a great solution! Slather thick cream on dry areas (like feet, lower legs, and thighs), then wrap areas loosely in plastic wrap. Cover with warm towels (or old sweats) and allow to sit for 20 minutes. The heat from the towels will help the lotion penetrate your skin and soften any dry patches. After 20 minutes, remove towels and plastic, and vigorously rub any leftover lotion into your skin.

 

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