Winter can be tough on the skin. Less humidity coupled with cool temperatures can cause dryness and flakiness. 

The American Academy of Dermatology Association says approximately one in four Americans suffer from chronic skin conditions. Cold weather increases the severity of psoriasis and eczema, and individuals who suffer from these or similar conditions are more likely to deal with flare-ups during winter months. 

A simple skincare routine can lead to less discomfort and healthier skin. Tyler dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Holman has five key tips.

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