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Tis the season for chestnuts and roasting fires, when the cold winter weather encourages some people to spend more time in indoor pursuits

'Tis the season for chestnuts and roasting fires, when the cold winter weather encourages some people to spend more time in indoor pursuits. But all that indoor heating can soon make your skin feel dry as parchment paper.

Hydration is a key component of any health and beauty regimen, but when you're busy at this time of year, it's all too easy to forget about drinking the recommended eight glasses of water of day. Carry a refillable water bottle with you in your bag so that when you do feel the urge to sip, you can just grab and guzzle. Skip the soft drink and invest a few dollars in a small insulating thermos for hot or cold beverages. In the morning before you go out, make a pot of herbal tea or a batch of fresh juice to take with you. A favourite natural drink is a simple apple-carrot cocktail. Juice together four apples, four carrots and a handful of parsley. This recipe makes about two cups and will give you a good boost of energy.

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