Dry skin in the winter

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Kyriacou
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by Kyriacou on Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:12 pm

Dry skin in the winter

I am a 52 year old women and every winter I find that my skin gets very dry. I was wondering whether the heat from the radiators effect my skin and dries it out. I know that the cold weather does.

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Dr Emma Wedgeworth
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by Dr Emma Wedgeworth on Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:14 pm

Re: Dry skin in the winter

Absolutely! Indoor heating significantly dries out the skin and increases water loss. Even reducing your thermostat by a couple of degrees can be helpful. In addition, use a regular moisturiser, perhaps with a thicker consistency than usual, and avoid soaps and shower gels which can further dry the skin. Use an emollient-based wash instead.
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