The winter months in Florida often bring less humidity and drier air that can leave your skin parched. Traveling to visit family and friends in colder climates can further take a toll on your skin. This is especially true if you have chronic skin conditions, including eczema or rosacea. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Scannon and his team at Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center can help.
Common Winter Skin Conditions and How to Manage Them
If you deal with any of the following skin issues, our team can help you in managing them and reducing flare-ups during the holiday season:
- Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that occurs when the life cycle of the skin cells is increased. This creates a thick, scaly appearance on the skin, usually in areas such as the elbows and knees.
- Eczema. Eczema is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes redness, itching, swelling, and dryness. It can flare up at any time but often tends to get worse in the winter months due to colder temperatures and drier air. We strongly encourage patients to talk to their doctor at Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center to discuss ways to reduce flare-ups and keep the skin hydrated to reduce problems.
- Rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that most commonly affects adults aged 30-60 years old and appears as facial redness or bumps. It’s caused by an underlying problem with blood vessels in the face and can be triggered by cold weather or certain types of food. With a proper diagnosis and effective management, most patients can avoid flare-ups that typically occur when the air gets drier in the winter months.
- Dry skin. Overall dryness in the skin is common as humidity levels lower. It is vital that you moisturize your skin to keep it hydrated and avoid dry, itchy, problematic skin.
Schedule a Visit with Our Team
If you are located in or around Tampa, FL, and want to speak to a professional about your skin concerns, we welcome you to book an appointment with Dr. Michael Scannon and his associates at Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center. Call 813-877-4811 to request a visit. We can gladly help you get your skin under control before you spend the holidays in a drier climate.