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How to help dry skin in winter

how to help dry skin in winter


If you're like many of us, you've been cranking up the heat to stay warm during this cold snap. But did you know that high central heating can actually cause a range of skin problems?

Hot central heating dries out the air, which causes the skin to lose moisture. This leaves skin feeling dry, and it can become red, flaky and irritated, prone to various conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.

What can you do to protect your skin during this cold weather?

Avoid long hot showers or baths

Avoid long hot showers or baths, as this will further strip your skin of moisture. Instead, try shorter showers or baths in cool or lukewarm water.

Use a humidifier

Use a humidifier in your home to help add moisture back into the air.

Choose gentle cleansers and soaps

Choose gentle cleansers and soaps that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Look for products that are labelled "oil-free" or "non-comedogenic."

Apply a good quality moisturiser 

Apply a good quality moisturiser to your skin every day, preferably one that contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which can help attract and retain moisture.

By following these simple tips, you can help keep your skin healthy and hydrated all winter long!

Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 07/11/2022 Reviewed on: 18/05/2023
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