The following is a guest post from our friends at The Beauty Department.

Aren’t you tired of battling dryness every single winter? It’s not your fault; between having the heat on at home, in the car, space heaters under our desks, our skin doesn’t stand a chance. Until now! Here's our pro-tip: always apply body oil before showering instead of after. One of the most drying things that we do to ourselves is taking a hot shower. The outer layer of our skin (the epidermis) is made up of keratin and oil to protect the keratin. The hot water temperature softens the oil layer until it melts and washes away. Yes, switching to a moisturizing body wash is a definite must. But in the winter we tend to take not only hotter showers, but longer ones, too, and a moisturizing body wash isn’t enough to keep your skin from getting dry. Try this technique and you can get baby-soft skin in no time!

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