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Keeping skin soft on the go

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An on the go guide to lasting soft skin

A life that keeps you constantly on the go can create a challenge in giving your skin the attention it needs to stay healthy and soft. Here are a few easy tips and tricks to help your skin feel and look great.

Soft skin tips for on the go

Start with a solid foundation

Establishing a solid foundation for lasting soft skin is essential for any girl on the go. Start each day with a solid barrier of protection from the elements and dry air that rob skin of its moisture. Begin the night before by applying a liberal layer of moisture to your hands and feet before bed, and as you are preparing for the day each morning, make sure to moisturize while skin is still damp. Avoid using too much hot water while in the shower or bath, and ditch any harsh soaps that are made with heavy fragrances or alcohol.

Medications can also contribute to dry skin, so double-check the side effects with your doctor before you take something like an antihistamine or diuretic. Once you understand what you're dealing with, you can adjust your skin care regimen accordingly.

If you feel like you're doing everything possible and you still can't achieve soft skin status, then it may be time to see a doctor. Make an appointment with your dermatologist to make sure what you are dealing with isn't more than just dry skin. Conditions that your doctor will likely look into include seborrhea dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.

Easy, on-the-go advice

While you're out, keep your skin healthy and soft by keeping it protected. Wear gloves whenever you are outside. Cold air can also dry out your legs by traveling up the inside of your pant legs, so keep your stems covered with tall socks, tights or boots.

Make room in your purse to pack a few soft skin essentials. It's always a good idea to have travel-sized versions of your favorite moisturizer, sunscreen and lip balm on hand. It is just as important to pack a small bottle of a gentle cleanser in your purse, so you can avoid using the harsh soaps that are found in most public restrooms.

Protect the delicate skin around your eyes with an always-stylish pair of oversized sunglasses. Not only will you look amazing, but you will also keep your eyes safe from the sun and the wind. To make sure your skin stays soft and you are protected from long term damage like cancer and premature aging, choose a pair of sunglasses that block 100 percent of UV rays and that also absorb most HEV rays.

Snack for softer skin. Eat foods that are high in vitamins C and E. Try guacamole with lime juice, roasted almonds or a citrus salad. Also, foods like salmon, walnuts and pumpkin seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for softer skin. Finally, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

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