November is National Healthy Skin Month!
You might not always think about it this way, but your skin is the largest organ of your body. The health of your skin can reflect your general health, but there are also skin-specific concerns that might turn up for any member of the family.
As the weather gets colder, babies and children are more likely to have chapped or irritated skin. Don’t skip sun screen just because it’s not hot, and think about hats and hoods to help keep tender skin protected.
Adults need sunscreen, too, and you may need richer skin cream in cold winter when the air may be dry — indoors where you’re using a heater as well as outdoors. Guys, don’t think that moisturizer isn’t for you! Healthy skin is not just for women. Protect your skin now to avoid problems later.
We have some videos from the American Academy of Dermatology to share with you — something for everyone! Visit the AAD website for lots of information about caring for skin, hair, and nails.
And of course, ask your family doctor if you have any concerns about your skin.
Learn more about common skin problems at our Childhood Illness Knowledgebase: