HOW TO: soothe itchy skin
It's February and for so many washies, the winter itch is in full swing! There are several different causes of dry skin especially during the colder months of winter. Some of the most common reasons include:
- Change in temperature
- Over bathing
- Age (younger and older populations tend to be most vulnerable)
- sensitive skin
Spending a lot of time outdoors may also raise your risk of developing a winter rash.
Vigorous rubbing or scratching triggers an irritant reaction in the skin, which induces more itching
Put a humidifier in the room that you spend most of your time in to replenish the moisture in the air.