How to Get Through the Winter and Avoid or Treat Dry Skin

How to Get Through the Winter and Avoid or Treat Dry Skin

How can you treat dry skin?

The first step in treating dry skin is to identify contributing factors. While winter weather may be one cause, if your dry skin is severe, you may want to talk to your doctor about other possible underlying issues. The following strategies can help you manage your dry skin:

One way is to drink more water, and the best water for that is filtered water.  Many people drink less water in cooler temperatures and they may contributes to not being as hydrated and then also having dry skin.

Moderate hot water usage.

When your skin is dry, it may seem natural to rehydrate it by applying water. However, water can actually exacerbate dry skin–especially if it’s hot soapy water. To avoid potential problems, keep baths and showers short (under 10 minutes) and warm rather than hot. Longer, hotter soaks will increase the loss of natural oils from the skin and worsen dryness.