Even though you’ve traded in sandals for fall boots and are gearing up for turkey day, fall isn’t about all things beautiful. In fact, if you have eczema or are prone to dry, itchy skin, these colder months might be your dreaded enemy. Rather than spending your Thanksgiving feeling itchy and uncomfortable, combat the dryness with a few simple changes to your routine.
Apply Lotion to Wet Skin
As soon as you get out of the shower and before you even towel off, apply a thick layer of lotion to your skin— this will help your skin to lock in the moisture instantly.
Use Hand Cream
If you are no stranger to chapped hands, make sure that you carry around a small tube of hand cream. Because your hands are— or should be— the most washed part of your body, you are constantly stripping them of natural oils which leave them dry, chapped, and irritated. And although you can skip hand washing altogether, that’s just gross, make sure that you are applying a thick hand cream to your knuckles and tops of hands after every time you wash them.
If it’s an unusually cold and windy day, make sure to protect your skin by covering up. For instance, wear a thick sweater, coat, gloves, and even a thick scarf to shield the skin on your face.
Schedule an Appointment
If your skin is exceptionally dry during this time of year, schedule an appointment with our Gwinnet Dermatology office— you may be suffering from an underlying condition like dermatitis that can be treated in other ways.
Schedule your next dermatology appointment at one of our Georgia offices today!