Harvard Health Letter

Build a better skin barrier

Dry skin can be a problem during the winter. The air is dry inside because of heating, and outside because of a lack of humidity, and that takes moisture out of your skin. Dry skin can lead to itching, flaking, and even infection in severe cases. Moisturizing is key to keeping your skin hydrated. Use an oil-based cream after washing your hands or taking a bath or shower, and before going outside in the cold, dry air.
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