Winter Chill Can Dry Your Skin

Curtis Wagner
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Dr. Curtis Wagner provides both conservative and surgical care for bunions, ingrown nails and sports injuries.

This last week or two has brought beautiful weather to Orlando - cool days, sunshine, and most enjoyable - low humidity!  What a nice break from the hot, humid days of summer.  Have you noticed, however, that your skin seems dryer?  As a foot specialist, I always suggest that my patients apply a moisturizer to their legs and feet after a bath or shower, especially the bottom of the feet, but not between the toes!  This is especially important if you are a diabetic, as your feet will be even more dry and you want to avoid any cracks or fissures. 

But what moisturizer should you use?  There are many good moisturizers on the market, and often it doesn't matter which brand you choose, as long as you just remember to moisturize.  If you skin is really dry, pick one that has at least 10% urea listed as an ingredient, as urea helps the moisturizer to penetrate more deeply into the skin.  Talk to your podiatrist or healthcare professional about his/her recommendations, and enjoy our beautiful "winter" weather.

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