Ugh. I looked down and saw my ankles yesterday. It looked like I had little white anklet socks on. I took a quick look around the dressing room to see if anybody else had noticed them.
While fumbling for some lotion, I wondered what had happened since I had put lotion on that morning. It seems to me that the cold weather and central heating are the leading culprits. Caught between these two extremes, many of us are likely to have dry ashy skin.
Hey, I saw you sneaking a peek at your ankles just now. Stop that and keep reading.
We know that we need to drink plenty of water, green tea, and other fluids to stay hydrated internally. We moisturize after showers and baths and generally use a heavier cream, lotion or oil than we did in warm weather.
What else can you do? Exfoliate. Remove those dead skin cells. This will help your skin to absorb more moisture. So when you moisturize, your ankles will look and feel better too.
You can exfoliate at home with either home-made or commercial products, but here's a tip for massage lovers. When you make your next massage appointment, ask your therapist how much an exfoliation treatment costs. Sometimes it's just nicer when someone else does it for you.
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