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How to Treat Dry Skin in Winter Months?

How to Treat Dry Skin in Winter Months?

It can be challenging to take proper care of your skin, even under the best of conditions. But in winter when the weather turns very cold and humidity levels drop, keeping your skin hydrated might become even more difficult. But by taking extra care to keep your skin moisturized, you can avoid chapping, itchiness, redness and cracking.

What causes dry skin?

Your skin lost moisture when it doesn’t get enough protective oils. And when there is not adequate water in the outermost layer of your skin, it becomes dry.

Other common causes of dry skin include:

  • Overuse of soaps and hot water
  • Exposure to harsh chemicals
  • Certain types of skin diseases
  • Aging

What’s wrong with dry skin?

Having dry skin is not a big deal. But it relates to several health problems that could interfere with your daily activities. Dry skin may lead to:

  • Itchiness
  • Areas of thickened, rough skin
  • Painful cracks
  • Eczema
  • Bacterial infection

How can you treat dry skin?

The first step is identifying the cause. The winter season is a common cause of dry skin. But if your skin is extremely dry, you may want to talk to your dermatologist about other possible issues.

Your dermatologist helps you to know why your skin is dry, how you can avoid this problem and keep it healthy.

The following tips help you manage dry skin.

  • Use less hot water
  • Keep your baths and showers short
  • Use soapless
  • Moisturize skin regularly
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