You may find that eczema flare-ups occur more often or get worse in the winter. The combination of dry air and indoor heating can dry out your skin. Eczema flares up because the skin can’t stay moist on its own. Flare-ups can also be caused by wearing too many layers of clothing, taking hot baths, or using too many blankets when the temperature drops. Follow these tips to help ease your eczema symptoms this winter: – Skip hot baths and showers – Use a gentle soap – Switch to a thicker moisturizer – Try a humidifier – Drink plenty of water If you consistently practice these tips, the itching, pain, and rash caused by eczema should improve this winter. Contact your dermatologist if your eczema becomes severe.