Top 3 Things to Resolve Dry Skin This Winter

By Dr Kelly

October 8, 2018

Winter weather can often lead to dry, itchy skin. Here are some ways to help resolve dry skin during the winter:

  1. Moisturize regularly: Using a good quality moisturizer can help keep skin hydrated and prevent dryness. Look for a moisturizer that contains ingredients like shea butter, glycerin, or hyaluronic acid.

  2. Use a humidifier: Indoor heating can dry out the air in your home, leading to dry skin. Using a humidifier can help add moisture back into the air and keep skin hydrated.

  3. Take shorter, cooler showers: Hot water can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness. Taking shorter, cooler showers can help prevent this from happening.

  4. Avoid harsh soaps and detergents: Some soaps and detergents can be harsh on the skin and contribute to dryness. Look for mild, fragrance-free products instead.

  5. Wear protective clothing: Covering up exposed skin when going outside can help protect it from the cold, dry air.

  6. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help keep skin hydrated from the inside out.

  7. Eat a healthy diet: Eating a balanced diet rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals can help promote healthy skin.

In summary, resolving dry skin in the winter involves using a good quality moisturizer, using a humidifier, taking shorter, cooler showers, avoiding harsh soaps and detergents, wearing protective clothing, staying hydrated, and eating a healthy diet. By following these tips, you can help prevent and alleviate dry, itchy skin during the winter months.

About the author

Dr. Kelly has 25 years of expert medical experience caring for the sickest of the sick people in critical care (including ICU, Heart surgery, Heart & Lung transplant surgery, as well as cardiology). She is a clinical specialist who has taken care of and trained others to care for the critically ill/the elderly and developed many screening and preventative programs to help improve the health of the population. The reality is that most people just don't have to be that sick. or stay that sick. So, Dr. Kelly decided to change the focus of the care she provided: to prevent, reverse and restore the health of individuals.

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