While the simple act of jumping in the shower, washing our hair, and mustering the strength to pick up a blow-dryer may be a difficult-to-achieve task in the current climate, there’s a new challenge to contend with—and it’s popping up as that pesky condition of a dry, flaky scalp.

New York dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD (who has been getting a lot of scalp-related questions of late from patients) pegs two specific reasons dandruff, and all its counterparts, are getting worse right now.