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Winter Skin Care

Here is a great short read on winter skin care written by Infinity Rehab, our onsite Physical Therapy. Is winter really hard on your skin? There are a couple of factors that contribute to this issue. Here is an explanation from the Mayo Clinic, as well as suggestions on what you can do this year to make your skin feel better: It’s the weather! Dropping temperatures and much lower humidity is the main cause of your dry skin. The water our skin makes creates a protective barrier. When the air is drier, this water evaporates faster leading to dry and cracked skin that can be itchy, painful, and even be more susceptible to infection. Exposure of skin to cold temperatures can lead to more serious issues like frostbite, particularly on extremities like your toes, nose, fingertips, lips, and ears. What can you do to protect your skin? Make sure your skin is covered. Wear hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves. If clothes get damp when you’re outside, change them as soon as possible. Wet cloths against your skin can cause it to break down. Regularly use a moisturizing lotion on your skin. Choose one that is hypoallergenic, and steer clear of those […]

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