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.
Make sure showers or baths are short (5 minutes or less) and lukewarm
Use less soap - soap up only "dirty" areas like scalp, face, armpits, groin, and feet
Pat skin dry and immediately apply a thick moisturizer such as La Roche-Posay Lipikar Eczema Soothing Relief Cream
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!