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February 24, 2021
Samantha Ford, MS & Ava Ghobadpour, MS, RD
Tis the season of dry, itchy, cracked, flaky skin. You apply creams and oils and still feel like a lizard. You try to cover it up with makeup, and it ends up looking like a flaky mess. We feel you. So, what is going on and why is your skin so parched?!
Here are a few factors that might be contributing and some key nutrition and lifestyle tips to get you on the path to smooth and supple:
As always, consistency is key. Stick to these basics and it will show!
Samantha and Ava
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