I'm about ready for the cold weather to set in, but I know that as soon as the air turns crisp for fall, my skin will become dry and flaky. Not only is this unsightly, but it's also uncomfortable. I feel like all winter I'm scratching my itchy dry skin!
To fix my dry skin issue, I'm always careful to use a moisturizer. This helps to keep my skin from drying out too much, and at least gets rid of some of the annoying itch. But even though I carry it with me in my purse during the cold, dry winter, it has never entirely fixed the problem.
In the fall of last year, when my skin started getting drier because of the cool weather, I complained to my friend Suzanne about my quandry. She's really crafty, and is a great problem solver, plus, even if she can't fix my issue, she's a great listener. I didn't know what I was going to do, even though it was shaping up to be a mild winter, the dry air in my office was making my skin even drier than usual.
Suzanne listened to me, and to my surprise, she had more than just sympathy. She told me about how her mom has always suffered from dry skin, and uses a humidifier to fix the problem.
She suggested that I try turning on my humidifier while I was asleep, and after I came home from work. I thought that I had nothing to lose, so I gave it a shot. And I was thrilled to find out that it made a real difference in my skin. Now that I know this solution to my dry skin issue, I'm not afraid of cold weather anymore.