How To Keep Your Skin Healthy This Winter
posted: Dec. 02, 2022.
With the cold outside and the heat indoors it can be difficult to keep your skin smooth and healthy this coming winter. Dry skin can happen at any time but the winter months can affect it without the proper care, outlined below are a few ways that can help but if you want to keep your skin soft and healthy be sure to visit your local dermatologist, one of the experts from the Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases serving the areas of Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA.
Signs of dry skin can include redness and irritated skin, flakiness, rough texture, and itchiness. The medical term for these symptoms is typically xerosis, although if you experience these regularly it's a good idea to go directly to your dermatologist as they could be symptoms of an underlying and chronic issue.
Besides the weather and dry air of winter, things like washing your hands and face too often can also dry your skin as washing can remove oils from your skin that help to lock moisture in. Keeping lotion nearby, especially near the sink, is a good practice so that you can moisturize after every wash.
You want to help your body by drinking plenty of water as being well-hydrated can improve your skin's appearance and can prevent your skin from drying out too quickly.
Beyond hydrating and moisturizing you can also use a humidifier at home, switch to detergents formulated for sensitive skin, as well as clothes and fabrics that reduce your risk of irritation, but the most important thing you can do for your skin is to see your dermatologist for both advice and treatment.
Treatment for Dry Skin in Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA
If you want to keep your skin healthy this winter you can reach out to your local skin experts at the Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases, if you want to reach the Roswell, GA, office you can dial (770) 751-1133, (770) 664-5225 for Alpharetta, GA, (770) 844-1902 for Cumming, GA, and (404) 252-4333 Sandy Springs, GA.