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avoid that winter-itchy skin

December 8, 2012

Dry, itchy skin during the winter months is probably one of the most uncomfortable things to deal with. Luckily there are a few things you can do to avoid some of this irritation. Some of these things may seem simple, some you may not like. All-in-all they are helpful tips, so choose according to your desperation!


– The quicker you remove wet gloves, socks, or shoes, the better! These wet articles can cause irritation and itchiness to your skin. 

– You are what you eat! Eating certain foods can actually help your skin’s dryness. And as we already know staying hydrated is great for your skin as well. 

– You may not realize it, but there are still harmful UV rays even during the dreary, grey winter days. It’s important to still apply sunblock to exposed areas in order to avoid irritation. 

– Speaking of sunblock, its important to moisturize! Especially after you shower when your pores are open and can lock in that excess water. 

– Unfortunately, lowering the thermostat can actually help. I know I would have the most trouble with this one, but the higher the heat the dryer your skin will be. Somewhere between 68 and 72 degrees is a good temperature to aim for. 

– Steamy, super hot showers can actually strip your skin of it’s natural oils, leading to dry itchy skin. Even when you wash your hands be conscious of the water temperature. If your hands are turning red, the water is too hot. 


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