oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Tips on how to eliminate winter skin problems : skin care

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



The cold days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also result in uncomfortable dryness of the skin of the face, hands and feet. For some individuals, the problem is worse than just a tight, dry feeling. The skin becomes so dry that it flakes, cracks and aggravates eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed), or leads to chilblains (small, red itchy painful bumps).

This article provides an overview of the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of certain skin conditions in winter, including dry skin and lips, chilblains and eczema.

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