Skin Conditions & Cold Air

Wondering why certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, flare up in cold weather? According to dermatologists and skin experts, inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema can flare up in cold, dry conditions because it saps the natural moisture from the skin. Additionally, cold weather can cause people to take more hot baths, which can further dry out the skin and cause itching. Although lifestyle changes alone aren't enough to completely address symptoms, you can reduce your risk of experiencing a flare by (1) taking shorter, lukewarm showers, (2) applying fragrance-free moisturizer, (3) and running a humidifier when the indoor air is dry.

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