Solve Your Winter Skin Problems -- Stat!
Chapped lips and scaly dry skin are no match for these expert tips and hard-working products
Q: What other skin problems beyond dehydration worsen in winter months?A: Eczema and body acne, Kauvar says.
Eczema will worsen as your skin gets dryer. So if you have eczema, take your preventative maintenance seriously (moisturizing, protecting skin, taking any prescribed medications, etc.), Kauvar warns. It's very hard to control Eczema once it starts getting bad. If you're already to the point where you are itching, take an over-the-counter antihistamine to help stop it.
Body acne (bacne, chest acne) can also worsen in winter months. When we bundle up in layers of clothing we often sweat. The sweat then sits on our skin and causes breakouts. To prevent the sweating, wear multiple layers and peel them off as you get warm -- before you start sweating. And when exercising, wear sweat-wicking fabrics to prevent sweat from sitting on your skin.