Nov. 2, 2015
Take steps to maintain healthy skin this winter
DAYTON, Ohio—As winter approaches, dry skin can become an irritating problem. The effects of dry skin — flaking, itching, cracking and bleeding — can be painful. During National Healthy Skin Month in November, Wright State Physicians Dermatology is encouraging people to take steps to protect their skin.
“Your skin is your body’s first line of defense against disease and infections,” said Julian Trevino, M.D., an adult and pediatric dermatologist with Wright State Physicians and professor and chair of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Dermatology. “Dry skin can flake, itch, crack and bleed. During the winter months, keep baths and showers short and use warm water, not hot water.”
Trevino also recommends the following tips to protect your skin.
“If your dry skin does not clear up after following these tips, you should see a dermatologist,” Trevino said. “Your skin works nonstop to protect your body. So it’s important to take care of it.”
To schedule an appointment with Trevino or another dermatologist at Wright State Physicians Dermatology, call (937) 224-7546.