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Dana Pilz, PA-C

Hello and welcome to this week’s Trillium Creek Dermatology and Surgery Center’s Podcast. My name is Dana Pilz and I’m a Physician Assistant here at Trillium Creek Dermatology.  

Cold weather can be hard on a child’s delicate skin. Learn how to protect your little ones from rashes, dryness, and more all season long!

There is so much for children to enjoy during the winter – sledding, snowball fights and building igloos. Unfortunately, though, it can also be the worst season for your child’s tender skin. Cold, dry air can sap precious moisture, and those rosy cheeks can quickly become leathery and windburned. Luckily, there’s plenty you can do to protect your child from seasonal skin hazards.

Spread It On Thick

If any areas of your child’ skin looks or feels dry, immediately apply a generous amount of moisturizing cream or a thick ointment like Vaseline or Aquaphor onto the area.

Follow Your Nose

Purchase only perfume-free soaps and lotions during the winter months as those are less likely to be irritating. Try our H&H Science skin care line complete with medical-grade moisturizers that are fragrance free!

Get Misty

Dry air during the winter months can cause dry irritated eyes, nose and throat, nasal congestion and dry skin. Use a humidifier in your child’s room to minimize the drying effects of the season.

 

Be Clothing Conscious

Overbundling your child can make them sweat, leading to blocked glands and skin irritation, while undressing can dry out exposed skin or aggravate a pre-existing condition. 

 

Windburn

Exposed skin, especially on your child’s cheeks, bears the brunt of any dry wind that comes along, with the results being windburn – sensitive, dry red patches that resemble sunburn. Make sure to cover up your child’s face as best as your can, and use a SPF of at least 50. I love using the H&H Sheer Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF50+ as it is great for all skin types, especially sensitive and acne prone skin. 

Once again, I’m Dana Pilz, PA-C with Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center. Thank you for listening to this week’s podcast on How to Protect Your Kid’s Skin This Winter! 

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