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February 1, 2016

Eczema & Dry Skin by Dr. Jenny Nelson

February 2016 Blog

Written By: Dr. Jenny Nelson

Topic: Eczema & Dry Skin

Winter can be tough on your skin, especially if you suffer from eczema. Eczema is a skin condition characterized by dry, itchy patches. It is more common than you think and can be quite debilitating and challenging to treat. It is frequently found on the hands, arms, and legs, though it can affect any area of the body. This condition often worsens in the winter due to the low air humidity that further dries out our skin. However, this condition can occur anywhere and at any time. Although many practices in your skin care routine may not be causing your eczema, they can definitely trigger or worsen it. Just to name of a few of these culprits, scented detergents, lotions and soaps, and certain fabrics are all common offenders. It is important to identify these aggravating factors and the changes that you should make to your routine to help improve your skin. Unfortunately, there is not a cure for eczema. But, you don’t have to struggle with it alone. Our Skincare Boutique carries several powerful moisturizers that help repair your skin’s barrier, leading to less exposure to the triggers and can actually decrease inflammation. Let us work closely with you to devise a plan for how to best tackle your eczema. And most importantly, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!