Colorado Springs Pollen Report for October 11, 2016
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Allergy Tip of the Day: Surviving Winter Dry Skin
Freezing temperatures, low humidity and furnace blasted dry air can leave your skin feeling dry, flaky and itchy. Follow these simple tips to keep your skin from getting too dry.
- Add humidity to your environment. Portable humidifiers allow you to increase the level of moisture wherever you are. Since you spend the most time in the bedroom, it is a good idea to have one in each room a person sleeps in.
- Put moisture back in your skin. When bathing, use warm water, not hot. Soak in the tub for 15-20 minutes. Use a gentle cleanser and do not scrub the skin. Cover areas not covered by water with wet towels or washcloths. Pat (don’t rub) skin dry after soaking.
- Use oil-based moisturizers. Try to apply within three minutes of patting dry, while water droplets are still on the skin.
- See your doctor if rash erupts or persists. Medications may be needed to soothe irritated skin from conditions such as eczema.