Tips on Winter Skin Care Why Does the Skin Get Dry in the Winter? Dr.Hanish Babu, MD Dermatologist & Venereologist Copyrig...
Introduction <ul><li>There are a number of reasons, both external and internal, why the skin gets dry and itchy during win...
Why Does the Skin Get Dry in the Winter? <ul><li>External Causes for Dry Skin in the Winter </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low ...
How to Take Care of Dry Skin in Winter? <ul><li>Avoid precipitating factors </li></ul><ul><li>Increase atmospheric humidit...
When to Visit a Dermatologist? <ul><li>If the dry skin becomes inflamed, red and oozing, </li></ul><ul><li>If there is sev...
Other Questions on Winter Skin Care <ul><li>What is the best way to apply a moisturizer? </li></ul><ul><li>Can oil be appl...
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Why Does The Skin Get Dry In The Winter?

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There are a number of reasons, both external and internal, why the skin gets dry and itchy during winter.

With the approach of winter most people experience dryness of skin, cracked lips and feet etc. Those who suffer from eczema, a type of itchy allergic disease of the skin, has severe flare ups during winter. Hence it is clear that during winter and cold seasons the skin requires special care.

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Why Does The Skin Get Dry In The Winter?

  1. 1. Tips on Winter Skin Care Why Does the Skin Get Dry in the Winter? Dr.Hanish Babu, MD Dermatologist & Venereologist Copyright (C) 2009, Dr.Hanish Babu, MD
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>There are a number of reasons, both external and internal, why the skin gets dry and itchy during winter. </li></ul>Copyright (C) 2009, Dr.Hanish Babu, MD Read more about Why Does the Skin Get Dry in the Winter?
  3. 3. Why Does the Skin Get Dry in the Winter? <ul><li>External Causes for Dry Skin in the Winter </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low humidity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to cold wind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cold water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drying soaps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Internal Causes for Dry Skin in the Winter </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cool Climate: cold skin: blood vessel constriction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low Blood Supply> Reduced Sweating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low Blood Supply?> Low metabolic activity, oil production </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low water intake> Dehydration </li></ul></ul></ul>Copyright (C) 2009, Dr.Hanish Babu, MD For Details, go to- Why Does the Skin Get Dry in the Winter?
  4. 4. How to Take Care of Dry Skin in Winter? <ul><li>Avoid precipitating factors </li></ul><ul><li>Increase atmospheric humidity inside homes </li></ul><ul><li>Drink lots of water </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid harsh soaps </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate moisturizers </li></ul>Copyright (C) 2009, Dr.Hanish Babu, MD For details on skin care in winter, visit Why Does the Skin Get Dry in the Winter?
  5. 5. When to Visit a Dermatologist? <ul><li>If the dry skin becomes inflamed, red and oozing, </li></ul><ul><li>If there is severe itching, </li></ul><ul><li>If you already has an eczema which flares up, </li></ul><ul><li>When the dryness increases after applying mositurizers, </li></ul><ul><li>If there is heavy cracking of feet, hands and lips, </li></ul><ul><li>-it is advisable to consult a dermatologist. </li></ul>Copyright (C) 2009, Dr.Hanish Babu, MD For Details, go to- Why Does the Skin Get Dry in the Winter?
  6. 6. Other Questions on Winter Skin Care <ul><li>What is the best way to apply a moisturizer? </li></ul><ul><li>Can oil be applied before bath? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best way to take a shower during winter? </li></ul><ul><li>For answers, visit: </li></ul>Copyright (C) 2009, Dr.Hanish Babu, MD Why Does the Skin Get Dry in the Winter?

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