With the onset of cold weather and a drop in humidity comes a risk for dry, chapped, itchy skin. Here’s our guide to winter skin care for treating and preventing dry skin:

  • Keep baths/showers short and use warm (not hot) water
  • Use a mild, unscented soap designed for sensitive skin
  • Apply a moisturizer to your skin immediately after bathing, and reapply liberally throughout the day to dry areas
  • Avoid the use of anti-itch and anti-inflammatory creams without checking with your doctor, as some contain irritating ingredients that will make the skin worse
  • Increase the humidity level in your home with a humidifier
  • Don’t scratch! Scratching at dry skin causes inflammation that may lead to thickened patches prone to cracking


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