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Winter is here again, with its chilly weather. You may have noticed that your skin is excessively dry, no matter how much moisturizer you apply. Most people blame their dry skin on the cold weather, but did you know that you may actually be in control of its main cause? Read on to learn more about this common misconception.
During the winter chill, people spend more time indoors with their heaters turned up. You may not realize, however, that in addition to taking the chill out of the air, the heat also takes moisture out of your skin. To combat the heat’s moisture-extracting tendencies, get a humidifier for your room and moisturize your skin before bedtime. Together, these two will make sure that your skin stays moist overnight.
While the methods above are helpful in bringing moisture back to the skin, some people may still experience excessively dry skin. If you or your loved ones are suffering from excessively dry skin, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn your options. At Advanced Dermatology, PC, our board-certified dermatologists are experts at treating dry skin and many other skin conditions. Our ten conveniently located offices welcome patients from Queens, Long Island – Nassau/Suffolk (Roslyn/Albertson, West Islip, Commack, East Setauket), New York City, Westchester County, Bergen County, NJ, Union County, NJ, and all surrounding areas.