Don’t let the dry winter air turn your skin into an itchy, irritated mess. As you get older, you may find yourself struggling with dry skin. That’s because, as we age, we lose sweat and oil glands. Combat dry skin from both the inside and the outside. First, be sure you’re drinking plenty of water; dehydration can contribute to parched skin. Second, limit the amount of moisture your body loses by using mild soaps, bathing less often, and avoiding long, hot showers or baths. Apply moisturizer immediately after showering or washing your hands to lock in water. For very dry skin, choose ointments or creams over lotions. Other factors can also contribute to dry skin. Low humidity from heating your house during the colder months can provoke dry skin. Putting a humidifier in the bedroom can help. Protecting your skin from the sun and not smoking will also help you look and feel your best.For more winter skin advice, read Dr. Roxanne Sukol’s blog post.
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