Winter Elements and Skin
Will the Winter Elements and Skin need a review? Now the winter chill and winds are about, it’s as important to protect our skin from the elements. Is it time to change your moisturizer?
It’s known that low humidity and low temperatures lead to a general decrease in skin barrier function and increased susceptible towards mechanical stress. Since pro-inflammatory cytokines and cortisol are released by keratinocytes, and the number of dermal mast cells increases, the skin also becomes more reactive towards skin irritants and allergens. Published data show that cold and dry weather increases the prevalence and risk of flares in patients with atopic dermatitis.