January 9, 2007

Health Tip: Keep Skin Moist

The common problem during winter especially in a very dry environment like Japan, if your skin tends to become dry, irritated, scaly or itchy, here are suggestions from the University of Virginia Health System on how to keep it from drying out this winter:

  • Take fewer baths, and don't use water that's too hot.
  • Apply moisturizer or cream throughout the day.
  • Use gentle products. Stay away from harsh soaps, detergents and other products that may dry the skin.
  • Don't rub or scratch your skin, as it will only make symptoms worsen.
  • If your skin begins to look scaly, try applying a salicylic acid cream or ointment. (source)

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