When the weather turns cold and your skin becomes dry and irritated, do you write it off as one of the chilling facts of winter? Take note: What you see in the mirror might be a treatable skin condition. "Winter wind and low humidity can exacerbate many skin problems," says Robert B. Polisky, M.D., a dermatologist in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and spokesman for the American Academy of Dermatology. "You may not be aware of them in the warmer months because milder weather keeps them in check."
The Rules for Saving Winter Skin
Learn to identify and treat four of the most common skin diseases.
From the February 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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