The weather is cooling down, and many of us will suffer from dry skin over the next few months.
As the temperature drops, the humidity or moisture in the air decreases. This causes more water to evaporate from our skin leading to dryness, cracking and itching. Here are some TRUE tips to prevent dry skin.
- Shower with luke warm water and limit to 5 minutes
- Use Dove bar soap
- Avoid wash cloths
- Pat yourself dry
- Moisturizer with unscented cream or Vaseline instead of lotions after showers
- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water
- Wash clothes with Free and Clear detergents
Persistent dry skin can lead to significant irritation, infection, or rash that requires medical attention. If so, please make your appointment for evaluation at TRUE Dermatology.
Raj Patel, MD