Winter Wellness

by Barbara Meza

Winter WellnessWinter is in full swing and many of us are choosing to stay indoors where it is warm and cozy, with little daily physical activity. When we do venture outdoors, we are bundled up in coats and scarves, muscles tensed against the cold, our bodies showing little of the swinging arms and looser gait of summer.
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Wellness in a Winter Wonderland

by Priscilla Selgas

No matter how much we moisturize our skin in the winter, it still feels dry. We experiment with a variety of lotions, creams and ointments but they do little to change skin. Frustratingly, even the more expensive moisturizers don’t work the way we expect. When skin is dry and scaly, it makes it difficult for oils and lotions to penetrate. Exfoliating skin is a great way to remove that superficial layer of dead skin and allows new skin cells to surface so they can actually absorb hydrating moisturizers.
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