Wintertime can be harsh on skin, especially in cold climates when the heat is on inside. The heat dries out skin just as it dries out houseplants and everything else. A humidifier can help, and applying a moisturizer after bathing is especially important to prevent evaporation of moisture from skin. Apply within the first minute after towel drying. Mineral oil or petroleum jelly can also be helpful for chapped hands or other areas of extremely dry skin. If there are painful cracks on your fingers, apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment such as Bacitracin ointment to the cracks. Try applying petroleum jelly and wearing white cotton gloves (from the drugstore) overnight if your hands are especially irritated.
Dry skin (xerosis) can also occur with age and with certain skin disorders. See your dermatologist if this condition does not improve. Irritated skin can sometimes become infected, requiring an antibiotic to clear.
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