Dry skin in the fall or winter is a common problem. There are some steps you can take to get your skin into shape after the summer sun and water exposure have depleted precious moisture and nutrients.
Dermatologists fall and winter mantra is “moisturize, moisturize, moisturize”. Here are a few helpful tips to make the most of your moisturizing experience:
- Don’t over bathe
- Add bath oil
- Moisturize immediately after washing
- Carry extra hand cream with you
- Switch to a crème based skin care regimen
- Use an active ingredient if necessary
- Humidify your environment
Dry or sensitive skin Questions & Answers
I have dry skin. Can I exfoliate without drying my complexion?
All skin types, including dry skin, can benefit from exfoliation. By removing dead surface skin cells once a week your skin will be able to retain moisture more effectively.
How can people distinguish between regular dry skin and a skin disorder?
Basically, with one thing: their comfort level. If you’re starting to feel uncomfortable and itchy, or you’re noticing redness, you may have a skin disorder. For example, eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a type of inherited dry skin condition. It can start in childhood, and usually affects the face and the areas where your body bends.
None of the above is not intended as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your doctor.