Winter-Dry Skin Isn't Your Fault. There's a Vicious Cylcle at Work

When the humidity drops, and winter chill creeps in, the outside air is drier. Then, making matters worse, we use radiators and heaters to stay warm inside, drying out those environments, too. Our so-called “shield” of armor, this stratum corneum” starts to dry out, opening up the skin’s natural barrier. When the stratum corneum gets damaged, natural moisture “leaks out” of the top layers of our skin. “That’s when we start getting itchy, scratchable skin, making matters even worse. And so, the vicious cycle begins.