The cold, dry air can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dry, itchy, and flaky skin. This is especially true for people with sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Other common winter skin issues include chapped lips, windburn, and hives.
The most common skin issues during winter
- The cold, dry air can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dry, itchy, and flaky skin. This is especially common on the hands, face, and lips.
- Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes inflammation and itching. It can be worse in the winter due to the dry air.
- Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, scaly patches. It can be worse in the winter due to the dry air and cold weather.
- The cold, dry air can also dry out the lips, leading to chapped lips.
- Windburn is a skin irritation that can occur when the skin is exposed to cold, dry wind. It can cause redness, swelling, and pain.
- Hives are red, itchy bumps that can occur on any part of the body. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including cold weather.
- Cold urticaria: Cold urticaria is a rare condition that causes hives when the skin is exposed to cold temperatures.