When it gets colder outside, the moisture levels in our bodies tend to drop, leading to dry skin and winter rashes. Winter rashes can be widespread throughout the body, affecting the legs, arms, and hands. If you are experiencing redness, swelling, itching, flaking, sensitivity, bumps, and blisters, you likely have a winter rash. It is very common and often recurs year after year. Prevent winter rashes simply with the right lifestyle changes. You are less likely to experience winter rashes if you apply moisturizer at the first sign of dry skin.

1. Buy a Humidifier

Adding a humidifier to your home during the winter can increase moisture in any room. You can find a single room, personal, or whole house humidifier. Sleeping in a room with a humidifier during the winter can help prevent dry skin and winter rash. These devices should be cleaned out at least once a week to prevent mold and mildew.

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