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Health Check: why do we get dry skin in winter?

  • Written by Michelle Rodrigues, Consultant Dermatologist, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Authors: Michelle Rodrigues, Consultant Dermatologist, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

imageLow humidity and windy environments accelerate water loss through the skin.KenyonJM/flickr, CC BY

Winter has arrived and with it comes an increased risk of dry, cracked and irritated skin. But have you ever wondered exactly why this happens?

Our skin is literally a...

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