Winter season beholds an irritating problem to many people – dry skin and eyes. Cold air has much less moisture than warm air and the humidity in winter tends to fall tremendously. Winter seems harsh on our skin and eyes as we age too. The skin becomes rough, flaky and itchy and the eyes red and irritated. This in turn leads to infections and injuries (you might scratch your corneas off!), and exacerbates pre-existing conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Normally the skin absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and tries to get well hydrated. In winter the cold air has much less moisture and thus there is no opportunity for the skin to do this. Added to this as we age the moisturizing properties of the skin is also reduced. What is the solution to prevent dry skin in winter?