People with dry skin and eczema spend a lot of time and money trying new supplements, dietary changes and treatments to combat winter itch, but they often neglect the most effective treatment of all: moisturizing.
By that I mean all of your skin, twice a day. Every day.
I think it’s because moisturizing is so basic — and because it takes time. People who are tortured by dry skin and itch have trouble believing that something as simple as moisturizing morning and night will really help. But the evidence shows it’s more effective than hydrating from the inside (a.k.a. drinking lots of water). And as long as you pick a thick, greasy product (think creams and ointments, not lotions, and get fragrance-free), you can use whatever moisturizer you can afford.