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Is winter wreaking havoc on your skin?

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webmaster | 01/21/12

In winter, your skin faces a double whammy. Cold and windy conditions outdoors plus moisture-zapping central heating indoors can make your skin feel dry, tight, chapped and itchy. Not this year.

Curtis Tanner, PAC/SA, Madera Community Hospital family health service clinic practitioner recommends the following:

What can you do to keep skin soft, healthy, and hydrated all winter long?

Winter is an especially challenging season for our skin. The biggest culprit is a heated home, which removes water vapors from the air. In a dry environment, water evaporates from the skin. When the body can’t keep up with moisture loss, skin dries, peels, cracks and sometimes develops a rash...


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