The key to keeping skin soft in winter: Moisturize.

“Skin tends to be drier when the weather is less humid, so individuals should moisturize at least twice a day, if not more often,” according to Dr. Vicky Zhen Ren, a dermatologist and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Ren offered some tips for getting that moisture back into skin.

Anyone can get dry skin. People who have eczema may be especially susceptible to weather changes.

Keep track of your skin habits because some symptoms can be a sign of cancer or thyroid, kidney or liver disease. If you’re taking good care of your skin and your efforts aren’t helping, or your skin is severely inflamed, fissured or crusted, you may need to see a dermatologist.

“Remember, not moisturizing will always lead to dry skin,” Ren said in a college news release.

By Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter

Source: HealthDay News

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