Here are tips for keeping supple in the cold season
SATURDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Dry winter air can cause your skin to crack, chafe, itch and develop dry patches, but there are a number of things you can do to protect your skin, says Jeff Moore, an instructor of pharmaceutics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
"During cold spells, your skin is constantly bombarded, dried out, and increasingly susceptible to infection," Moore said in a university news release. He offered a number of winter skin care tips:
It's best to start taking care of your skin early in the winter, before dryness has a chance to set in, Moore said.
"While we often neglect our skin, or only treat it for cosmetic reasons, it's important to remember that our skin is an organ, part of the body just like anything else, and requires constant care," he said.
The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology has more about dry skin.
-- Robert Preidt
SOURCE: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, news release, Nov. 18, 2008
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