Every winter it’s the same story — first they dry up, then they begin to itch, then crack and bleed and it goes beyond needing a little bit of moisturizer. It’s painful and frustrating because it seems we can’t find relief. The past few winters I’ve noticed my little ones have the same severe dryness on their hands… and face.
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They love playing in the snow, touching it without gloves and being out in the cold. Unfortunately, all that fun ends in tears.
So far winter has been mild, but I know that as soon as the temperatures drop our hands get dry and cracked. However, I’ve already started prepping by setting up the humidifier in their rooms, stocking up on moisturizers and yes, cutting back on baths!
Here are 6 ways to help you prevent dry skin this winter:
As you can see, there is nothing new here, but we simply forget to do these steps and its a great reminder to start “winterizing” your skin now.
Don’t ignore dry winter skin in your kids — it could be more serious than you think. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eczema is on the rise 17 percent among black children, rose from 5 to 10 percent among Hispanic kids and about 8 to 13 percent among white children.
Now dig out your gloves, stock up on moisturizers and keep yourself and kids hydrated to prevent dry skin this winter.