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Head-to-toe winter skincare tips

Hello everyone! I want to share a few head-to-toe winter skincare tips. Cold temperatures and low humidity levels result in dry air that draws moisture away from the skin. Harsh winter winds and dry indoor heat can exacerbate the problem. Skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis may also flare up during the colder months. Here are some head-to-toe tips: Body and face Lukewarm water  is considered to be the right temperature for your skin. Moderately warm water will give the best skin care results. It effectively removes dirt from your skin without destroying the oil balance of your skin. If your serum/moisturiser doesn't contain active ingredients such as Vitamin C or Retinol, you can apply it to damp skin. This is because  damp skin is easier to penetrate than dry skin .  You still need to wear sunscreen in the winter . Even if it doesn't feel warm outside, UV rays can still penetrate your skin and cause damage. Lips Cold weather can cause the lips to lose moisture, leading

Winter care tips for dogs

Hello everyone! Winter weather is finally here. This week is forecasted to be yet another cold, windy and stormy one, here in Malta. I previously published articles about  preventing and soothing dry winter skin   and, I also shared  tips for staying hydrated during the colder months . Today, however, I want to focus on our beloved four-legged friends. Winter care tips for our dogs are fundamental to keeping them safe this season. Many dog owners mistakenly believe that because their pets have a coat of fur, they can tolerate the cold better than humans. This is not always the case. Like us, our pets are used to the warmth of indoor shelter, and cold weather can be as hard on them as it is on us.  If it’s too cold for you to stand outside without a coat, it’s probably too cold for your dog too, so pay attention to their behaviour while they're outdoors. If you notice your dog whining, shivering or appearing anxious, it’s time to bring them in. So how can we protect our dogs in wint

The many uses of hot water bottles

Hello everyone! I'm a big fan of old-school hot water bottles. A hot water bottle can  save you energy and money  without sacrificing thermal comfort. That is only one of the reasons why I believe that a hot water bottle is a must-have in every household. These days hot water bottles come in all shapes and sizes.    Hot water bottles can be great for  keeping you warm , in addition, hot water bottles can be great for  helping you relax, relieve stress, ease aches and pains, and get a good night’s sleep.  All of these can be great for both your short and long term health. Here is the list of the top things you can do with a hot water bottle: Keep warm There are two main ways to keep warm with a hot water bottle. The first is by resting it on or close to your body, and the second is to use it to heat the inside of your bed or sleeping bag before entering. Improve sleep  For help getting to sleep, place a hot water bottle under your blanket at least 5 to 10 minutes before you intend t

How to prevent and soothe dry winter skin

Hello everyone! For the northern half of Earth, the Northern Hemisphere, today is the first day of winter!  Have you ever noticed how your skin is affected by the changing seasons? If so, you’ve likely noticed that your skin often seems to get  drier and flakier in the colder months . Having dry skin doesn’t necessarily mean that you also have dehydrated skin. These are two different phenomena. While  dehydrated skin lacks water ,  dry skin lacks sebum . Also, dry skin is a  skin type , while dehydration is a  condition . What does dehydrated skin look like? Dehydrated skin  can be dry, itchy and even dull looking. The overall complexion may appear uneven, and fine lines are more noticeable. There are steps you can take to keep your skin looking healthy, even when temperatures dip and there is no escaping the winter cold. Unlike dry skin,  dehydration is treatable with lifestyle changes . Replenishing your hydration is the first step, so it is crucial to  drink plenty of water .  Tips