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Colder temperatures during the winter can be brutal for individuals suffering with psoriasis. With a few simple strategies, you can circumvent flareups and have more joy during the holiday season. Here are three ways you can reduce your psoriasis symptoms this winter.

Increase Your Sunlight Exposure
Exposure to sunlight can help minimize psoriasis symptoms. Shorter days and bundling up with heavy clothes during the winter can make getting enough sunlight challenging. Phototherapy with UV light can be an effective treatment option to achieve relief.

Moisturize Your Skin
Dry winter weather can strip your skin of its natural moisture and worsen your psoriasis symptoms. Taking hot showers and using heaters indoors to stay warm can increase irritation and make you feel miserable. You can soothe your skin by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser in lukewarm water and applying a hypoallergenic moisturizer with hydrating ingredients.

Make sure to boost your water intake during the winter to boost your skin’s natural moisture. Use a humidifier in your bedroom to increase the moisture in the air while you sleep at night. Clean it regularly to prevent the buildup of bacteria and fungi that can cling to the pores of your skin.

Choose Proper Clothing
Certain fabrics can aggravate your psoriasis symptoms during the winter. Cotton and wool can be abrasive to sensitive skin. Choose lighter clothing materials like cotton and dress in layers when going outdoors. Wear a scarf and gloves to protect these areas of your body from prolonged exposure to dry winter air. If you get wet and sweaty from shoveling snow, remove your wet clothing as soon as you get indoors.

Personalized Treatment Options to Relieve Your Psoriasis Symptoms

While winter weather can be challenging, psoriasis symptoms can be managed and mitigated with proper care. If you struggle with psoriasis symptoms during the winter, personalized treatment options from Medical Dermatology Specialists can help you achieve long-lasting relief. An experienced dermatologist can examine your skin and perform testing to determine the root cause of your psoriasis. Treatment options will depend on the severity of your symptoms and the results of previous remedies. Request an appointment for treatment today.

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5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 939-9220

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Atlanta, GA 30328

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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
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