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Doctor insights on: What Causes Dry Skin In The Winter

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What causes dry skin in the winter?

What causes dry skin in the winter?

Low humidity: In northern areas the air is outside is low in humidity and indoors heated homes the air is low in humidity which drys out your skin amd aggravates eczema. Use moisturizers and a humfidier to improve indoor air quality. ...Read more

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Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


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Dry skin in the winter that is in the area behind my knees. I keep putting lotion but it's not going away?

Dry skin in the winter that is in the area behind my knees. I keep putting lotion but it's not going away?

Winter skin problems: are one of Winter's worst "gifts" and they increase as your age increases! I suggest running a humidifier in your bedroom at night. and use CUREL intensive lotion liberally!!! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Wat causes dry skin on the testicels?

Wat causes dry skin on the testicels?

Testicular dry skin: There are many possibilities . You need to see your doctor to diagnose the cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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What causes extra dry skin all over the body?

What causes extra dry skin all over the body?

Many possibilities: Too many possibilities, but you might start w/ simple ones. Winter can do it. Low humidity, indoor heating, lots of clothing, lack of sun and fresh air. Eating habits are different for some. Try a good quality body lotion (as natural as possible). Eat healthy oils - avocado, nuts, etc. If still dry, see a doctor (pcp or dermatologist). Good luck. Springs coming! ...Read more

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What can cause older men to develop dry skin?

OLD MEN DRY SKIN: 1. Age. 2. Exposure to the sun. 3. Various medications. 4.Irritating soaps and degtergents. 5. Hormone changes 6. Cold weather. ...Read more

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I suffer from winter dry skin! please help me!?

I suffer from winter dry skin! please help me!?

Protect: Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin on my cheeks in the summer?

What causes dry skin on my cheeks in the summer?

The sun: is the number one culprit! use sunblock, hats, and lotions/creams after you get out of the sun to keep moisturized. ...Read more

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I have dry skin but in winter it become more dried?

I have dry skin but in winter it become more dried?

True for almost all: In the winter you need to limit the number of showers you take, limit the time in the shower and try not to use such hot water. You should only use soap in your private parts. Before you go to bed apply a moisturizer that is a cream not a lotion. A lotion can be used in the morning. If you are not going anywhere over a weekend the best thing you can do for your skin is to take a shower vacation. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin? Does aging contribute to dry skin?

Let me explain: The most cases of dry skin are caused by environmental exposures, certain diseases also can significantly alter the function and appearance of your skin. 1-weather. 2-central heating and air conditioning. 3-hot baths and showers. 4-harsh soaps and detergents. 5-sun exposure. 6-atopic dermatitis. 7-psoriasis. 8-thyroid disorders. 9- aging. ...Read more

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