Chicago can brutalize your skin, but you don't have to live with acne

Chicago can brutalize your skin, but you don't have to live with acne

In the Windy City, you’re probably JUST getting to take off your winter coat for the first time. And as the weather gets warmer, chances are you’ll be showing off more skin. No doubt about it, harsh Midwestern winters can really dry out your skin! Schedule an appointment with a Chicago dermatologist to find out if you have one of these dry-skin conditions that are prevalent in areas where weather is cooler. As always, we’ve got you covered! Here are the dermatologists that others have had great experiences with.

Ugh. Maybe you’ve got a different skin problem. Is that REALLY a pimple right in the middle of your face? Having acne can be embarrassing no matter how old you are. Although acne is generally associated with oily skin, extremely dry skin can cause breakouts, too! Your dermatologist can help you learn the right way to care for your skin in order to minimize breakouts and assist you in treating them if they occur. That way, you’ll be able to show off your clear, healthy skin on Lake Michigan all summer long! 

Maybe your skin itchy or irritated, especially in rough areas like your elbows or knees?  You may have Eczema! Eczema isn’t caused by dry skin, but it is made worse by harsh weather conditions. Do these symptoms sound familiar to you? 

So, perhaps you’re blushing, but you’re not embarrassed? Don’t worry, you aren’t crazy! You may have Rosacea, a face flush primarily on the cheeks and nose. Yet another complication of extremely dry skin can be healed by an experienced dermatologist in no time! She may recommend prescription creams, a face peel or antibiotics. 

Even if you don’t recognize any of these dry skin disease symptoms, you may need to schedule a checkup! Just because it isn’t hot and sunny in Chicago doesn’t mean you aren’t at soaking up dangerous UVB rays! Do you walk to work in the winter without SPF?  Visit one of the trusted dermatologists on Angie’s List to get a skin cancer evaluation! 

Want to know how Angie's List is different? Check out our How It Works page. Once you’ve teamed up with one of these Chicago specialists from Angie’s List, you’ll be able to head straight to the beach to show off your healthy looking complexion! 

For more helpful information on what small steps you can do to help keep acne at bay, check out our 5 Acne-Fighting Food Tips.

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