Even in Houston, many of my patients experience winter hands.
They're fine in the summer, but when winter arrives it's a different story. That's when the skin on their hands and fingertips starts to peel. And sometimes even crack.
Some of my patients have used the term "winter hands" for this dry skin, and I think that's a good description. When we turn on the heat in our homes, it removes moisture from the air. That leads to dry skin.
The outdoor elements don't help e