How to Deal with Dry Skin and Eczema in the Winter?

One of the most challenging periods for skincare is the winter season. After our skin experiences cold and dry air, common side effects include itchiness, dryness, and irritation. This combined with extremely low humidity and lack of heat can make it even dryer. 

The discomfort that we feel is the result of the natural moisture and oils leaving our skin. If left untreated, the dryness can reach extreme levels through the display of rashes or eczema. 

Eczema is one of the most common skin diseases in the world and categorizes a group of inflammatory skin diseases that causes irritated, itchy, and extreme levels of dry skin. The most famous within the eczema category is known as “atopic dermatitis”, a skin disease that can appear in children in areas such as the wrists, behind the elbows, and behind the knees. It is ts

What can you do about it and how can help? For helpful tips and Kamedis Dermatology solutions, continue reading! 

5 Helpful Tips for Treating Dry Skin in the Winter

It can be frustrating having to deal with these conditions and reactions, but the good news is you are not alone, and there are certainly various ways to treat these issues. You can have glowing skin during the winter with these helpful tips.

    1. Wear Sunscreen

      I cannot stress this enough! Just because it’s not sunny, or we’re not sweating doesn’t mean that our skin doesn’t get affected. UV rays can reflect from the layers of snow outside your home or the puddles of rain you walk through on your way to work from different angles. Therefore, it is essential that your wear sunscreen, at least SPF 30 to protect your skin (even under your makeup). Don’t forget to reapply regularly throughout the day. 

    2. Drink Water 
      We are more in tune with our hydration levels during the summer because, well, we feel hot. Winter however can have the same effect and just because we don’t feel thirsty, doesn’t’ mean our body doesn’t need hydration. Drinking water keeps your skin hydrated and plump; not to mention prevents dryness.

    3. Change Up your Routine 
      If you maintain a consistent skincare routine, it is important to pay attention to the specific cleansers and products you use throughout the seasons. Perhaps the cleanser you use during the summer doesn’t suit the weather change in the winter and can dry out your skin.

      We recommend reviewing your skin type and finding a more suitable cleanser or moisturizer for the changing weather.  

    4. Moisturize After Washing
      With the rage of the COVID…, people are washing their hands more than ever; not to mention the constant use of hand sanitizer that dries out the skin. During the winter this is ever more prevalent, considering that the cold can lead to cracked skin that has been stripped of its natural oils. 

    5. Leave the Heat to the Summer 
      During a cold winter night or an early busy morning, getting into a steamy hot shower does the trick. Even though this is something that we love doing, our skin suffers from its effect. Hot water can strip the skin of its natural skin barrier and oils. To prevent our skin from suffering, it is best to shower with lukewarm water.  Also, instead of blasting the heater, try wearing fuzzy songs and layers instead. 

What Solutions does Kamedis Dermatology offer?

Our clinically proven CALM line is the perfect solution. It soothes and restores dry, itchy, and irritated skin from head to toe. The line is powered by carefully selected botanicals with prebiotic properties that help restore the skin’s microbiome and ensure long-term relief. 

The CALM Eczema Therapy Cream has been clinically proven to improve eczema severity within just two weeks. The CALM line is truly remarkable and can be used on dry regular skin, not only for skin with eczema

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