Home > Dermatology > Avoiding Itchy Skin In Winter Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Nov 10, 2009 by HLBrooks, Views: 8106 Avoiding itchy skin in winter. Dr Howard Brooks. Dry heat from the indoors, and the cool winter can affect the skin. He recommends avoiding purfume in soaps, and avoid hot showers. If you develop a persistent rash or any drainage, you should see a doctor as you may hay an infection.