NE Nightingales Skin Care Tip

Tip of the Week: Skin care in cold weather
Keeping healthy, moisturized skin in the winter season can be difficult.  When the skin - face, hands, body, and lips - is exposed to frigid, dry air, the body conserves heat internally, which minimizes the amount of blood flow, heat, and moisture reaching the exterior (your skin).  The elderly are especially susceptible to dry and flaky skin.  What's the solution?  Steam and/ or moisturizing lotions constantly.  Steam can add moisture back into your skin while lotions can maintain that moisture and prevent moisture loss.  Try lotions like Nivea, Aveeno, Vaseline-based lotion, Eucerin, and Cocoa butter-based products.  


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