Winter is coming...and for most areas of the US, it's already arrived in full force. And inevitably, many annoying skin issues follow winter and strike when you least expect it.
To fight the scourge of winter, Dr. Jegasothy came to the rescue in January/February's issue of Health Magazine. Below are some of her tips and tricks.
For chapped lips, use a waxy lip balm, but the crucial thing is to watch how you apply it. Make sure you don't put it where the skin meets the lips. This area, called the vermillion border, has lots of tiny hairs, so it is very pimple prone, and smearing lip balm all over it may break you out.
Don't be so dependent on creams when moisturizing your arms and legs; lotions work just as well. What matters are the ingredients, so make sure you check the label to ensure it's filled with high quality ingredients.
As is always true, wash and moisturize your face. But don't scrub so hard and be so rough with your skin! Instead, look for a facial scrub with a mild vegetable or fruit enzyme. For winter, use a scrub that has a winter vegetable enzyme in it, such as squash. When you moisturize, try to do so within 5 minutes of getting out of the shower, before the skin starts losing moisture. Apply the product when the skin is slightly damp to help trap moisture from the shower. And keep the door close! This will maintain the humidity in the bathroom.
For more tips and details, be sure to pick up a copy of the Health Magazine, or check out the pdf!
The above does not constitute medical advice. Please see your local physician if you are having any sort of medical problem.
Want to keep up with Dr. Jegasothy’s latest and greatest skin care tips? Follow us on Twitter!
Call us for a consultation at 305-569-0067, or for more information on these procedures contact us on