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Winter Skin Care

Colder weather conditions bring dry skin
Sebaceous or oil glands moisten and protect your skin from dryness, and they are mainly found on the face. Since there are very few sebaceous glands on the arms and legs it's important to regularly moisturize these parts of the body, particularly during the winter or if you live in a dry climate.
Dry air worsens dry skin
If you have dry skin, you may want to use a humidifier in your home to add moisture indoors. Setting the humidity level between 40 and 50 percent can help alleviate some of the symptoms. During the winter months, the hot dry air produced by the furnace causes your skin to feel especially dry.
Dry skin from winter weather
Harsh winter conditions tend to interrupt your skin’s ability to retain adequate hydration levels. Daily maintenance with moisturizers is essential during colder weather in order to avoid getting trapped in the dry skin cycle.
Dry skin? No hot baths!
Don't take long hot baths because this can exacerbate dry skin, especially during the winter months. Instead, try short lukewarm baths or showers. Body washes with lotion are now available for an added level of protection from dryness.
Educating Yourself About Eczema
During the winter months, it is common for your eczema to become aggravated causing cracks in the skin due to the cold and arid weather. With proper education, you can save a lot of stress and aggravation if you or your child suffers from eczema.
Flyaway hair can be controlled ...
-Flyaway- hair is all too common in dry climates. Caused by static electricity and rough hair cuticles (the outer layer of the hair), flyaway hair can often be controlled through the use of hair styling products. The most effective way to improve manageability is to use a conditioner.
Identifying allergens that can trigger eczema
While some factors that aggravate your eczema (also called atopic dermatitis), like winter weather conditions, are certainly out of your control, there are things you can control
Keeping Yourself Moisturized
Dry skin is a problem not just in the winter with its cold temperatures, and howling winds, but dry skin can come from using harsh cleansers, having too hot a bath or even getting on an airplane.
Tips to reduce eczema flare-ups
The cold and dry conditions during the winter months can cause extreme discomfort for those with eczema, often resulting in flare-ups and chapped skin.
Treating Winter Dry Skin
Winter can be hard for everyone’s skin, but poses a special problem for those that suffer from eczema. As the air becomes more arid during the winter months, most people will develop dry skin, and for those that are especially prone to dryness such as those with existing eczema conditions, these months can be especially trying. This article will provide you with information about everyday skin facts that may save you a trip to the dermatologist or cut down the costs of expensive prescription creams for eczema.
UV protection during the winter
UV radiation is generally more intense during summer than in the winter. However, depending on the altitude of the location where you live and play, UV levels during the winter can still cause photodamage to your skin.
Winter care for your lips
It’s the time of year when glossy red lips can enhance your festive spirit. Selecting a rich red lipstick with gloss or applying a glossy overcoat are great ways to quickly add a splash of colour and shine to your usual makeup regimen.
Your winter wardrobe can trigger your eczema!
You may not realize that overdressing, particularly during the winter months, will make your eczema worse.