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Squeeze a glob of Aquaphor, the salve most commonly used on babies’ sensitive skin, into old rubber gloves before washing dishes. The gloves trap the heat, helping the ointment work its magic on dry, cracked hands--all while you do your chores.
A dryer sheet stops static cling on clothes--and hair. Rub one over your brush bristles before combing to tame pesky flyaways.
Combine equal parts honey and olive oil with a dash of brown sugar, then rub the tasty scrub across chapped lips to get rid of flakes.
Got a case of lizard legs? It might seem counterintuitive, but you should actually grab your razor. Regular shaving exfoliates dead skin and helps moisturizer better penetrate, so your legs will look smooth, not scaly.
Before bed, swipe a dab of olive oil onto lashes with a clean mascara brush--it acts as a conditioner for brittle fringe. Rinse thoroughly in the morning to avoid a makeup meltdown.
Embarrassed by red, raw hands? Mix a drop off green-tinted face primer in with your hand cream--the green neutralizes the red, while the silicone helps lock in moisture.
The coconut oil crazies are on to something. When in doubt, slather it everywhere to knock out dryness from head to toe. (Except for your face, unless you want some major clogged pores.) Bonus points for the tropical scent that’ll carry you straight to a sunny beach.
It’s here again: the time of year when your showers are hot, your commutes are cold, the air everywhere is bone-dry and the wind follows you around like your own mini cyclone.
Take heart. You can fight the woes of Chicago winter with our clever, affordable ways to remedy dry skin and hair. All you have to do is think beyond the moisturizer.
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