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My Best Winter Skin Day 2023: Dates, History, Activities

Since its establishment in 2004 by Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, the Skin of Color Society (SOCS) has expanded to become an international authority on dermatology of skin tones.

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My Best Winter Skin Day 2023: In order to promote skin awareness and wellbeing, The Skin of Color Society (SOCS) and its Foundation established My Best Winter Skin Day, which offers advice on how to maintain ideal skin health in advance of the challenging winter conditions. Additionally, the holiday generates funds to support educational research concerning dermatology for people of color.

Winter skin is a dermatological condition that affects individuals of all ages, skin tones, and skin types. The removal of moisture from the epidermis by colder, drier air may result in symptoms such as dryness, cracking, pruritus, or bleeding. The purpose of My Best Winter Skin Day is to educate individuals on the prevention, management, and treatment of winter skin.

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My Best Winter Skin Day encourages you to participate in fundraising activities for SOCS, implement new skincare habits, or receive expert advice on skin management. By doing so, you can help raise awareness about the potential effects of winter on the largest organ of the body.

My Best Winter Skin Day 2023: HISTORY

Since its establishment in 2004 by Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, the Skin of Color Society (SOCS) has expanded to become an international authority on dermatology of skin tones. SOCS, an international organization comprised of members from various countries, champions health equity and excellence in patient care via an extensive array of vital initiatives and programs.

By establishing My Best Winter Skin Day in 2023, SOCS demonstrated its steadfast dedication to advancing knowledge and enhancing the dermatological well-being of people with darker skin tones. This holiday illuminates the universal impact that winter skin can have and provides practical and approachable advice on managing the yearly occurrence of troublesome winter skin. The holiday also provides an opportunity to donate to SOCS, an international professional organization that makes substantial investments in supporting innovative research in the field of dermatology for people of color and winter skin. With the funds raised from My Best Winter Skin Day, SOCS is able to increase its research capacity and assist more individuals throughout the United States and the globe.


Winter skin can affect individuals of every age, skin tone, and skin type. It can have detrimental effects on your health, epidermis appearance, and quality of life as a whole.

There are numerous misconceptions and falsehoods circulating on social media regarding the maintenance of winter skin. Many mistakenly believe that a hot shower hydrates the epidermis, when in fact it has the opposite effect. To help people achieve their best winter skin, medically sound advice is necessary. How better to learn this than directly from the specialists in dermatology at SOCS?

Daily moisturization is required. Particularly focus on areas that are more susceptible to dehydration due to their exterior exposure. Moisturize the skin three to five minutes after drying it with a towel following a shower or bath.

  • Bear in mind that dense. During the harsher months, heavier creams and ointments may be more effective than lotions.
  • Exemplify gentleness. Soaps that are too harsh may strip the epidermis of its natural oils. Utilize fragrance-free and suds-free cleansers.
  • Cool down. Take a tepid water bath or shower for no longer than ten minutes.
  • Clothes on. Scarves, gloves, and mittens are effective skin protection against the harsh effects of wind and weather.
  • Safeguard epidermis. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen throughout the winter as well.
  • Remain hydrated. The significance of this remains consistent throughout the year.

Certain regions of the United States and the world are experiencing more severe and unforgiving winter weather as a result of climate change. As a result, winter skin and its associated complications will continue to be more widespread and bothersome.


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