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Even if you have no idea what date it is today, you can probably tell it’s winter by the condition of your skin.
At least here, in the Midwest, where winters can be bitter cold, it’s easy to tell. As summer humidity leaves the air, skin can get dry and itchy.
Normal skin needs special care during the winter months, while those with conditions such as rosacea and eczema need even more vigilance to stay comfortable.
Cold, dry seasons can trigger or worsen eczema and rosacea. Both diseases cause skin to become very itchy and red. People with these conditions should consult a dermatologist to create a winter treatment plan that’s best for them.
The American Academy of Dermatologists offers some great, general care tips for dry winter skin, including:
Stay comfortable and warm this winter!
We help adults and children with conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. Learn more about dermatology at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
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