Ditch Dryness: Tips to Keep Your Skin Smooth

Learn how to protect yourself against the elements to keep your skin glowing, healthy and pain-free this winter.

Ditch Dryness: Tips to Keep Your Skin Smooth

While cozying up this winter can warm your heart and keep your spirits bright, the effects on your skin aren’t so cheery. The combination of searing cold air and moisture-zapping heating systems creates the perfect storm for dry, itchy, painful skin. Learn how to protect yourself against the elements to keep your skin glowing, healthy and pain-free this winter.

Shower Strategically


Instead of taking a hot shower for a half hour, try using warm water for a maximum of 10 minutes. You’ll minimize the dryness that happens when scalding water sucks the moisture out of your skin. Bonus tip: Blot your skin dry – rather than rubbing – with a towel and apply moisturizer immediately.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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