Here’s Help for “Winter Itch”

Cold weather, with its low relative humidity, wreaks havoc on our skin, making it dry and flaky. Indoor heating further depletes the skin of moisture. To help replenish the water content of your skin., moisturize daily. Apply moisturizer directly to your wet skin after bathing so it can help trap surface moisture.

Cleanse your skin, but don’t overdo it. Too much cleansing removes the skin’s natural moisturizers. Limit the use of hot water and soap. If you have “winter itch”, take short lukewarm showers or baths with a mon-irritating, mon-detergent-based cleanser. Gently pat skin dry. If you have persistent dry skin, scaling, itching or rashes, see your dermatologist.

Source: Columbia University Medical Center