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posted: December 26, 2006

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Timely Tip: Relief for Itchy Winter Skin

Winter can make dry skin especially irritating. Try following these tips to relieve winter itch:

  • Soak in the tub. Keep the water lukewarm. The temperature shouldn’t be above 90 degrees F. Adding bath oil to the water may help retain and replenish the oil in the skin.
  • Use soap sparingly. If possible, limit soap use to the face, armpits, genitals, hands and feet. Avoid antibacterial and deodorant soaps. Mild cleaners such as Cetaphil, Dove or Vanicream are less drying. Avoid products with fragrances and lauryl sulfates, which can be irritating.
  • Pat skin dry. Avoid rubbing or wiping the skin. Instead, leave it moist by gently patting or blotting with a towel.
  • Moisturize. Immediately after drying off, apply a thick moisturizing cream or ointment. Avoid creams or lotions that contain alcohol.
  • Use a humidifier. Keep indoor air moisture levels at 40% to 50%. Keep the house on the cool side; between 68 F and 75 F is reasonable.

-- Source: Mayo Clinic Health Letter

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