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There are not that many people who believe that it is possible for a person to avoid suffering from dry skin in cold, winter months. However, people should know that dry skin can be avoided when the weather becomes cold. There are ways a person can protect his or her skin from becoming itchy and ashy.

Every winter there are a lot of people who end up suffering from itchy hands and dry and chapped lips. Most of these people believe that that it natural and do nothing in order to treat the problem. However, people need to know that there are things that they can do in order to treat and prevent this problem.

The cause

Every person whose skin is not moist enough will suffer from dry skin. Dry humidity is one of the main factors that contribute to the occurrence of dry skin. Low humidity means that there is not enough water in the air. It is that dry air that sucks the moisture out of the skin. However, people need to know that there are ways they can prevent this from happening.


Moisturizing the skin is essential if a person does not want to end up suffering from dry skin, especially in the cold, winter months. A person should apply creams and lotions because they will work as a protective layer that will keep the moist from leaving the skin. A person should moisturize the skin after taking a bath. It is very important that the baths are taken with warm and not hot water. Hot water will only dry the skin further. Choosing the right moisturizer is also very important.


Every person knows that the food he or she consumes reflects on their health. It is the same with the skin and there are some foods that need to be consumed more and some that need to be avoided. For instance, people with dry skin should avoid coffee, tea and carbonated drinks. On the other hand, water is very important and people should drink at least 8 glasses of it every day.


This process is very important for a healthy skin because a person will get rid of the dead skin cells and make room for new and healthy skin. People should exfoliate at least once every 7 days.


Whenever a person goes outside during the winter it is important that he or she is dressed properly. Every person knows that but a lot of people do not know that it is important to be properly dressed indoors as well. For instance, people should always wear gloves when washing the dishes because of all the chemicals. Cotton socks or slippers should be worn instead of going barefoot.

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