Aspirus Dermatologist Shares Winter Skin Care Tips

November is National Healthy Skin Month

STEVENS POINT, WI – The cold weather can leave your skin worse for wear. And since your skin is your body’s largest organ, it’s important to take good care of it.

“Keeping our skin healthy can be a challenge with the changing seasons,” said Dr. Abigail Taub, board-certified dermatologist with Aspirus Health in Stevens Point. “Winter is a common time for patients to develop various rashes, many of them triggered by increased dryness.”

November is National Healthy Skin Month - an opportunity to learn what it takes to keep our skin healthy, as well as understand how to treat and prevent common skin problems. At some point in our lives, we all have trouble with our skin. Dr. Taub shares tips and tricks for maintaining healthy skin:

  • Wash your face every day and after exercising. Use a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water.
  •  Moisturize daily. Apply lotion, cream or ointments while your skin is still damp from bathing to lock in moisture. Moisturizers should be fragrance-free to decrease risk of irritation.
  • Protect your skin. Seek shade, wear protective clothing, and use broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, even in the winter.
  • Use lip balm or lipstick with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Examine your skin. Look for new or unusual spots, as well as anything that is changing, itching, or bleeding.
  • Stay away from tanning beds. If you want a golden glow, use a self-tanner instead.

“Staying on top of your skin care habits can help prevent bothersome flare-ups of rashes or other problems,” Dr. Taub said. “These habits can help you cope with the change of the seasons and handle the cold winter months.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Taub, please call 715.342.6660.


Aspirus Health is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 11,000 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals n Michigan and 13 hospitals in Wisconsin, 75 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians. Aspirus has been recognized four consecutive years by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System in its annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country. For more information, visit