Winter Skin Irritations: What’s That Itch?

Your dry, itchy skin is likely caused by one of these 6 irritants. Here’s how to fix it
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Winter Skin Irritation #4: Rosacea

Rosacea most often affects people over 30. It begins as redness on the face, especially on the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Other signs include bumps and broken blood vessels. Rosacea can worsen in winter and dryness can further irritate skin, according to the National Rosacea Society.

The fix: See a dermatologist; untreated rosacea can get worse. If you’ve already been diagnosed, moisturize after cleansing your face, letting it air dry and applying medication. Wear a non-wool scarf when you're outside. Indoors, don’t blast the heat and use a humidifier, the National Rosacea Society recommends.

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