(BPT) - In today's fast-paced, technology-driven world, we text more than we hug; we touch our phones more than we touch each other. However, despite the need to be “plugged in,” when surveyed by professionals at Arizona State University, 75 percent of men and women agreed they would like more touch in their lives. As the cooler months approach, take the opportunity to achieve healthy skin that's irresistible to touch ... perfect for those nights you need to warm up next to a loved one.
“Winterproof” your skin with these few tips and you'll be ready to touch and be touched all fall and winter long.
Exfoliate and moisturize
Get rid of old, dull-looking skin cells and reveal a new radiant glow by exfoliating skin from head to toe. “For healthy, glowing skin, look for a gentle exfoliating cleanser like NIVEA's Touch of Renewal,” recommends AccidentalSexiness.com beauty blogger Rosy Cordero. Awarded the most beauty awards in the body scrub category in 2012, this NIVEA cleanser uses both exfoliating and moisturizing components to leave you with soft, beautiful-looking skin. For more information, check out www.NIVEAusa.com.
Overexposure to harsh winds and cold temperatures can be rough on skin. Before heading out into the elements apply a glycerin-rich moisturizer and cover skin with hats, gloves, etc. so that skin is not exposed. This will help avoid reversing the effects of well-moisturized skin, which can lead to dryness and chapping that won't look or feel good.
A healthy skin diet
Your diet can directly affect your skin. In addition to keeping skin well moisturized and guarded from harsh elements, try to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat - specifically ones that contain antioxidants and vitamins that help promote healthy skin. Drinking six to eight glasses of water also helps improve your skin tone by giving it the moisture it needs.
Follow these simple steps to care for skin and you will soon learn that a warm touch from a loved one can give you comfort and energy like nothing else.