Winter is a common time to see skin flare up. Dry air in combination with indoor heating causes the skin to become dry which can lead more frequent flare ups and a general worsening of skin conditions. Our Pharmacies are well positioned to provide suitable treatment options to help you get on with your day.

Steps Toward Healthier Skin:
Wash your skin with soap-free gentle cleansers. Cleansers that contain soap can remove the natural oils from the skin, disrupt pH levels, and damage the skins barrier.
Heal your skin with soothing creams. Moisturising creams are ideal for daily maintenance, replenishing moisture barriers and keeping skin feeling soft and smooth.
Treat your skin with Pharmacy recommended moisture creams. Hydrate and moisturise your skin to protect it from harmful pathogens.

Avoid the Triggers:
Every day you are exposed to irritants and environmental factors that can aggravate skin conditions. Be mindful of these triggers:
1. Hot showers
2. Cold and damp weather
3. Harsh fragrances
4. Synthetic or itchy clothing
5. Stress

Stress can have a negative effect on your skin health, and can even aggravate skin conditions such as eczema or acne.[1]

References:

[1] Neera Nathan, 2021, Stress may be getting to your skin, but it’s not a one-way street, 14 April, Harvard Health Blog, Available at: <https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/stress-may-be-getting-to-your-skin-but-its-not-a-one-way-street-2021041422334> [Accessed 30 June 2022].

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