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Managing dry skin and that pesky winter itch

Winter time in St. Louis means dry air both indoors and out. For some people, that means eczema flares, chapped hands and lips, and generally dry skin. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to minimize winter dry skin.

  1. Make sure showers or baths are short (5 minutes or less) and lukewarm

  2. Use less soap - soap up only "dirty" areas like scalp, face, armpits, groin, and feet

  3. Pat skin dry and immediately apply a thick moisturizer such as La Roche-Posay Lipikar Eczema Soothing Relief Cream

  4. Throughout the day, apply moisturizer to hands such as EltaMD So Silky Hand Creme

For more tips, check out my "Dry Skin Care" handout I give to many of my patients!

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