Winter is Coming:

5 Tips to Combat Dry Sensitive Skin!

What is the largest organ in your body? SKIN! It is a protective shield and plays a crucial role in fending off infections. When this defensive layer is compromised… you can develop dryness, discomfort, and swelling. These are indicators that your skin is in need of care! To steer clear of such problems, adhere to these 5 recommendations to prevent flares…

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Avoid Irritants

Highly sensitive skin is prone to irritation with perfumes, dyes, and chemicals found in everyday household products. The trick is to use hypoallergenic and fragrance-free products. Minimize flare-ups and itching by using fragrance-free soaps, shampoos, and detergents.

Be Temperature Aware

Pay attention to temperature and humidity. Take shorter baths with luke-warm temperature water. Avoid exposure to extreme heat/cold and wear 100% cotton allowing skin to breath. This helps with overheating and excessive sweating which can trigger a flare-up.


Unscented fragrance free moisturizers such as Cerave should be used regularly. Aquaphor can be used for tougher areas.

Supplement with Vitamin D

Vitamin D supplementation and direct sun exposure can lessen the severity of eczema symptoms and support your skin barrier and immune system. Vitamin D supplementation is a safe and tolerable therapy.

Partner with your physician

With eczema-friendly skin care and trigger management you can avoid eczema flares. Create a custom-tailored treatment plan that can include topical medications, specialized dressings, oral medications, or UV light therapy each of which has unique risks/benefits.

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