If you’re like me, you’re probably not quite ready for the holiday season. But our skin is always ready — even if we aren’t! Stress and fatigue wreak havoc on the skin, and this time of year is no exception.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the time to make appointments at the dermatologist, get facials or take time off work to pamper our skin. We need smart solutions that are easy to use at home and that help us maintain clear and healthy skin without a lot of fuss.
But getting holiday skin care products delivered overnight isn’t smart because hormones affect our skin during the holiday season. These hormonal fluctuations can cause perioral dermatitis, which can lead to redness, swelling and breakouts around the mouth.
While it may be tempting to just pop a few pills when that happens, there are other ways to combat perioral dermatitis — and they don’t involve prescription medication!
You can use a moisturizer with hemp oil in it. Hemp oil contains fatty acids that help keep acne under control by reducing inflammation caused by sebum production. It also protects your skin from sun damage and keeps your pores clear so they don’t get
If you are having more flare-ups now than usual, it’s because of the many changes in your body during this time. Hormones and skin changes affect our skin during the holiday season.
What to do? I suggest: Look at your medicine cabinet and ask yourself what products are you using on your skin? Do you use any topical steroid creams? Are they causing the flare up? Are they causing the barrier function to be disturbed? Steroids can be very potent and strong, and can also cause long term damage if used inappropriately. Some people may not know that they have been using steroids too much or too often.
If you stop or discontinue whatever product you may be currently using, that is good! Just note that when you stop, the skin may get worse before it gets better. This is called the “rebound effect” from the steroids. In some cases, you will need to use an anti-fungal cream for a short period of time.
Many people I have seen have had their dermatitis for over 5 years before coming to see me for help. They hadn’t been able to find a solution for their skin till now. They have tried all sorts of treatments such as creams, antibiotics, laser treatments, chemical
Hi, I’m Dr. Schultz. Fall and winter are upon us and our skin reflects the changes in weather and seasons. In fact, according to a study by the University of Michigan School of Public Health, cold temperatures can lead to dry skin which can cause or worsen eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
Skin care products are often a part of a holiday gift exchange. Unfortunately, this time of year we see new cases of acne, perioral dermatitis (PD), and even hives due to the wrong skin care products being used. To help you get the right products for your skin type I am happy to answer any questions you may have about your skin in my upcoming Twitter chat on Thursday December 17th between 8-9pm EST. Just log on to Twitter and use the hashtag
Between holiday party prep, family obligations and gift shopping, it’s hard to find time for the basics during the holidays. But when you’re traveling and eating differently, your skin care routine needs to adjust. Here are some tips to keep your skin healthy throughout the season.
If you notice a change in your skin or an outbreak of acne, talk with your doctor about changing your skin care regimen or adding a prescription cream.
Do not use products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid if you have eczema or rosacea, as they can worsen these conditions. If you have eczema, look for products with ceramides because they help restore your skin’s protective barrier.
Your skin can get dry this time of year because of colder weather and low humidity in heated homes and offices. “This is when I recommend rich creams to patients,” says Dr. Verallo-Rowell. Moisturizers with petrolatum and dimethicone provide an occlusive barrier that helps lock moisture into the skin. If a cream feels greasy on your face, try lotion instead.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin but still want an occlusive moisturizer
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The holidays can be a stressful time for many of us. Not only do we deal with the hectic shopping and traveling, but we also have to deal with changes in our skin. The colder, drier air and holiday stress can cause skin issues ranging from dryness and itchiness, to acne flare-ups. While these skin issues can be managed at any time of the year, it’s important to take extra care during the holidays.
It’s not uncommon for our skin to become drier during the winter months. The cold, dry air outside and central heating inside are drying triggers that can make our already dry winter skin worse. This can lead to itching and flaking, especially on our face, hands and feet.
To help prevent dryness and itching, your dermatologist may recommend using a fragrance-free moisturizer, such as Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream or Cetaphil® Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion®, after washing your face or bathing. For additional hydration while you sleep, try applying Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Essential Healing Lotion® before bedtime.
For some people, the holidays can mean more than just presents
The winter season is notorious for wreaking havoc on our skin. From the cold weather outside to the dry heat inside, our skin has to withstand a lot during this time of year. But although it’s common to experience dryness and an increase in breakouts during the colder months, it’s also possible that your skin could be suffering from perioral dermatitis (PD) — a type of non-contagious rash that often occurs on the chin and around the mouth. While it can affect people of any age, women are more prone to developing PD than men.
PD isn’t just uncomfortable or unsightly, it can also be painful. It’s important to understand what it is, how you might get it, and most importantly — how you can treat it.
What Is Perioral Dermatitis? Perioral dermatitis is a condition where red bumps appear around the mouth, nostrils, eyes and on the chin. The bumps can start small but progress into much larger ones over time if left untreated. Symptoms of PD include inflammation, burning, itching and a stinging sensation on your face when applying skincare products like moisturizer or makeup. These symptoms may also be accompanied by flaky