Winter is on it’s way in New Jersey! As we welcome cooler, less humid days and nights, you may begin to notice some not-so-welcome changes in your skin – especially if you suffer from a chronic skin condition. The NJ skin specialists at Kessel Dermatology are here to discuss some of the most common winter skin problems, plus provide advice on keeping them under control.
4 Common Winter Skin Problems & Tips for Managing Them
- Skin Disorder Flares – Dry air is a major contributing factor to flare-ups of many chronic skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. To combat dry, irritated skin during the dry autumn & winter months, we suggest staying well hydrated, using a humidifier, applying moisturizer more frequently and keeping your showers short (and not too hot).
- Dandruff – Along with other areas of the body, the scalp can get dried out during winter – and this may result in dandruff. Limiting hair washing and avoiding the use of hot water on your head will help prevent the moisture loss which is known to cause a flaky scalp. If dandruff continues to be a concern for you, getting a medicated shampoo from your dermatology provider may also be beneficial.
- Sun Damage – After soaking up the sun all summer long, it’s common to see residual effects such as sun spots and wrinkles. The end of summer is a good time to schedule your annual skin cancer screening, or to consider anti-aging treatments.
- Dry, Brittle Nails – Peeling, lackluster nails often come along with the common fall skin problems we’ve just mentioned. Taking vitamin supplements and wearing gloves while doing the dishes & other housework will go a long way to keep your nails strong and beautiful.
Hopefully, these tips will be useful in helping you care for your hair, skin and nails this season.
Keep Your Skin Healthy Year Round with Help from Kessel Dermatology
Should you experience a skin issue which warrants professional attention this winter, you can count on the compassionate experts at Kessel Dermatology to offer personalized, top-quality skin care. Whether you need help managing a chronic skin condition, or you would like to explore cosmetic treatments to turn back the clock, our team is here to offer you our expertise. Give us a call today at 609-890-2600 to arrange an appointment with one of our knowledgeable providers.