Robin Ashinoff, M.D.
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The winter does more than just raise your heating bill and empty your wallet as a result of holiday shopping – it can also impact your physical and mental health. Some experts at Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group shared just a few of the ways in which the colder months affect some of their patients.
Winter skin damage is ‘snow’ joke. Whipping winds and chilling cold snaps can leave you feeling dry, itchy, and irritated. When coupled with the moisture-zapping dryness of indoor heat, your skin is in dire need of replenishment. Robin Ashinoff, M.D., chief of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic/Moh’s Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and a board certified dermatologist at Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group, explains that without constant care, dry skin can lead to cracking, blistering, and bleeding. ‘These problems will only continue to worsen as winter conditions progress,” she says.