April 3, 2010 2:11am CST
Information from the National Institutes of health indicates that dry skin is extremely common, especially the winter months when the cold air outside and heated air indoors often results in low humidity. Decreased moisture in the air means your skin loses moisture. Dry,itchy skin can crack, providing an entry point for harmful bacteria that causes your skin to become irritated and inflamed. So what's the best strategy for avoiding dry skin?
3 Apr 10
Used to be my problem during cold nights. I put on moisturizing cream on my face and moisturizing lotion on my whole body. The dryness lessen but it will return, so I have to do it religiously every night and day. Drinking lots of fluids also helps.
• Puerto Rico
3 Apr 10
When I lived in New York I never had dry skin. My skin was so soft like a babies body. Then I moved to New Mexico and forget it. I can't believe how much my skin can dry up so fast. I have to moisturize my skin from head to toe everyday. After trying numerous lotions I finally found the best. I use Dove Cream Oil its works wonders for the skin. So everytime I take a shower I lotion myself with this cream oil.
3 Apr 10
I personally think it cant be helped, i mean when winter season comes you wont be able to avoid it even if you want to,but then again you can always put something like lotion or cream to lessen the effect ;)Nowadays caring for your skin is not just bout being vain its more of protecting yourself from lots of disease around you as well
3 Apr 10
I think you have to apply your skin with lotion or sunscreen lotion so that you have protection on the cold or humid season or sun ultra-violent rays. I also think you have to wear long sleeve for sunny day. Always wash the dried skin with fresh water.Drink more water.
4 Apr 10
that's not a common problem here in the philippines (winter) that is. but many do tend to have dry skin. personally i have different skin than most filipinos as i have mixed ancestry so my melanin causes me to be more sensitive than the average person of this country. there are mild cleansing soaps out there and i found out that what might be mild for one might still be mild but useless to another as we have to consider also its antibacterial properties for it is always hot here. moisturization after bathing also helps and i prefer oil than lotion since one perspires already with lotion the moment one finishes applying it. i believe lotions are for those in colder countries. hot water during bathing also stimulates the oil glands so that might also help.