If you suffer with any kind of skin condition especially dry skin related, it can really flare up at this time of year. There are many things that you can do to protect your skin this winter and reduce itchy skin and minimising the damage of scratching. Psoriasis affects over 100,000 people in Ireland. The condition causes the skin to become itchy, dry, scaly and sometimes can be very painful. Psoriasis is commonly found in areas such as knees, elbows, back and scalp. It can be managed with medication and a good diet. Overuse of steroid creams however, may lead to the skin thinning out. This will further impede the.