User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


64° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Dealing With Dry Skin

February 6, 2012, 6:11 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Dealing With Dry Skin
SIOUX FALLS, SD - This time of year, many of us are dealing with itching, cracking skin.

While you may blame the cold weather outside, dry skin is actually caused from a lack of moisture in heated, indoor air.

Heather Talbot and Rachel Plockmeyer of Orange City, Iowa, are enjoying the nice weather by shopping in Sioux Falls. Despite the warmer temperatures, they're dealing with a winter problem: dry skin.

"I had my hands peeling and cracking at work the other day, and I was like, 'Why?'" Plockmeyer said.

The cold weather outside has more people coming inside to dermatologists' offices. Dermatologists say two of the main reasons for dry skin are your furnace or bathing.

"Bathing is probably the primary reason we dry out because whenever you bathe, you're stripping the oils away from the skin," Dakota Dermatology Dr. Jim McGrann said.

McGrann says whether you use soap or cleanser to bathe with also makes a difference. Soaps are more drying.

"The deodorant soaps tend to be very drying, so if you're 15 years old and you have oily skin, you can use Dial or Safeguard or Irish Spring. If you're 50, you should use a cleanser," McGrann said.

After you shower, McGrann says you should apply moisturizer. While some moisturizers may smell good, you should opt for a fragrance-free bottle that's ceramide-based.

"Ceramides are light oils that lubricate the skin. They are easy to use. They dry fairly quickly," McGrann said.

While these two shoppers are dealing with dry skin, they're also well-prepared with lotion in hand.

"Because there's not a lot of snow, we just pack our tissues and chapstick and lotion and be on our way," Talbot said.

McGrann says putting a humidifier in your home can also help.

As far as moisturizers, McGrann recommends checking the label to find one that contains ceramide.  Three that include that are Aveeno daily moisturizer, Cetaphil with RESTORADERM and CeraVe.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

Listeria Sparks Hy-Vee Recall Of Pasta Salad

4/29/2015 8:13 AM

According to its corporate website, Empire Hy-Vee on Louise Avenue is the only Sioux Falls location that received the salad.

Full Story
Dermatologists Offer Free Tests In Sioux Falls

5/4/2015 12:21 PM

You still have time to sign up for a free skin check from a dermatologist.

Full Story
Five Food Surprises For Your Waistline

5/5/2015 11:29 AM

Even if you're trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle, food labeling could be throwing you off the tracks.

Full Story
Gauging Your Health With The Sitting-Rising Test

5/4/2015 5:45 PM

We gathered these four people, who are in their 20s and 30s, for an experiment that could mean a lot for your health.

Full Story | Watch
New Procedure For Heart Failure Patients

4/29/2015 12:33 PM

Now doctors at Sanford Heart Hospital and Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown can install a CardioMEMS system sensor.

Full Story


Events