Fall and Winter Skin Concerns

Care for dry, chapped and oily skin with a few simple tips for cold-weather skin health.

Sponsored by DermaE
October 2017

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Photo courtesy DermaE

As we say goodbye to the warm sunshine of summer and hello to the cooler temperatures of fall, we start to notice changes to our skin. With cooler temperatures, we can easily develop rough, dry, chapped, itchy and oily skin. Battling the cold weather skin blues can be quite frustrating.

Each and every one of us are unique and special in our own way, and with that being said, so is our skin and our skin concerns. Some  concerns include dryness, chapped skin, dandruff, oily skin, Keratosis Pilaris breakouts, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea. The lower humidity percentage during the colder months can dry out your skin, which can cause any of the possible listed side effects and may also induce more frequent flare-ups.

To help your skin adjust to  climate changes,  work on the inside as well as the outside. A major key to help with any skin concern is: water. Dry skin is one of the first signs that you’re not consuming enough water.  Skin turns dry and flaky and is more prone to wrinkling due to dehydration. It’s very important to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the day.