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Dry Skin Combat

Is a cold windy month in Cambodia. It means that you’d …

Is a cold windy month in Cambodia. It means that you’d better pay more attention to your skin or it will be dusty dry .

SKIP THE SCORCHING SHOWERS
A hot shower feels so good but it’s not really the best idea. These long, hot showers can strip your skin’s outer layer, leaving it dry and irritated and can’t act as an effective barrier. Once this happens, it is very hard to reverse. Try shorter, lukewarm showers, and use a gentle, soap-free body wash with your hands, not a washcloth. Add a god quality moisturizer, and cool your skin down.


UPDATE YOUR SKINCARE REGIMEN
During colder months you should stay away from alcohol or gel-based creams, as they can dry the skin even more. Stop using harsh scrubs, and products containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid. Try getting hyaluronic acid and natural oils for extra hydration.


HEAD TO TOE PROTECTION
If you tend to get dry patchy ski then opt for a heavy balm, which are ideal for treating and preventing dry, cracked skin. If you do get red and itchy skin on arms and legs, try letting your ski breath a bit more.


YOU’RE WHAT YOU EAT
Quit the 5pm take out lucky Burger and instead hit to supermarket and pick up food packed with monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, olive oil, flax, sardines, and avocados. Also grab some vitamin C-rich produce like citrus fruit and dark leafy greens. Vitamin C can help boost the body’s production of collagen, a protein that maintains skin and other connective tissues.


GET RID OF DRY FACE
No matter what time of the year in Cambodia, your skin is always going to be exposed to the elements, so wash your face once a week with Greek yogurt. The lactic acid works as a gentle, non-abrasive, avocado, egg yolk, and milk can all make great moisturizing face treatments.

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