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Dry skin can itch, flake, crack and even bleed. Chronic skin conditions like eczema may flare up around this time – leaving lots of people looking for relief.
No one should have to deal with painful skin conditions on top of frigid temperatures. That’s why we’ve put together a list of dermatologist-recommended ways to prevent dry skin.
About 64% or your skin is made up of water. So, it makes sense that it likes getting wet. Still, your skin will appreciate these tips.
Ointments, creams and lotions trap existing moisture in your skin. You may want to choose ointments and creams since they are more hydrating and less irritating than lotions. Use them daily to prevent dryness, cracking, flaking and peeling.
There are so many to choose from – ranging from well-known brands to products with all-natural ingredients. Lip balm not only protects the delicate skin on your lips, it’s soothing and feels good.
It’s best to stay away from products with strong fragrance. They can be harsh on dry, sensitive skin. If your skin feels dry, avoid deodorant soaps and skin products with alcohol, retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) that slough off skin cells.
Add moisture to the air in your home with a humidifier. Moisture helps your skin stay healthy and hydrated.
Spread a healthy glow by creating a winter skin care gift basket for family and friends. Pack it with all your favorite products for chasing away the cold weather blues. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Add the finishing touches with a festive gift tag.
Originally published 11/20/2015: Revised 2017, 2021, 2023
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