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Winter is a difficult time for skin for two reasons: harsh winter weather outdoors, central heating and the effect of wearing extra layers of clothing indoors. But, have no fear; there are several ways to counteract these winter effects.

 

 

The Lifestyle

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, preventing and combating winter skin can be accomplished just by making a few lifestyle changes:

  • Bathe or shower in lukewarm – not hot – water. Hot water removes natural oil from the skin, making it dry and itchy.
  • Limit your showers to 10 or 15 minutes.
  • Apply moisturizers to skin immediately after a bath or shower while your skin is still wet. Putting on a cream, ointment or lotion helps trap the water in the upper layers of the skin and decreases dryness and itching.
  • After washing your hands, immediately put on hand cream to seal in moisture.
  • Consider purchasing a humidifier to keep the humidity in your home higher during the winter.

 

 

The Products

As an Arbonne Independent Consultant, I’m quite partial to Arbonne products, but I’m passionate about the products for good reason. I use them myself, and they’ve changed the way my skin functions – especially during the winter.

 

 

011507BEAUTY_intext2.jpgThe winter weather can play havoc on your skin and not always great for the dry, cracking skin that many of us experience in the winter.

 

 

Wake up to healthy, hydrated skin during the long winter months with NutriminCRE9. The NutriminCRE9 body serum contains powerful botanicals that help protect skin against damaging free radicals. The product is quickly absorbed, leaving the skin ready for NutriMinCRE9 REfinish Hydrating Body Lotion.

 

 

Severe dry skin in the winter can be a significant problem for many. If you have tried many of the solutions for dry skin and haven’t seen much success, maybe the reason is that your skin does not recognize it as being identical.

NutriminCRE9 is botanically based, so your body recognizes it as being identical. Thus, NutriminCRE9 visibly firms and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

 

There are nine key elements in NutriminCRE9 that help to strengthen, firm and protect your skin, so you can enjoy visible, firming, moisturizing and corrective benefits. The NutriminCRE9 product line was the first of its kind to address the aftereffects of sun exposure and aging with a result-oriented system of products for face and body.

 

If you have severe dry skin and have tried a myriad of extreme hydrating lotions that just make you feel greasy, then you should try the Arbonne NutriminCRE9 system. It will work wonders for your skin.

 

 

Be Mindful of the Mineral Oil

No matter what products you decide to use, just don't buy products with mineral oil in them. Mineral oil does not hydrate the skin. It acts as a barrier and keeps moisture from the skin as well as traps toxins from escaping. It can be very toxic to the normal skin function. Mineral oil is used as a filler in 85 percent to 90 percent of cosmetics formulated in the U.S. The F.D.A. does not regulate this harmful ingredient. In fact, it is illegal to put mineral oil in Swiss-formulated products.

 

 

There are many other ingredients that don't belong on the skin that are found in many products on the market. They are found in the inexpensive, “drugstore” products as well as the very expensive “department store” products.

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