Expert Dry Skin Care Advice From Dermatologist Dr. Solish
Real Style Beauty turned to Dr. Solish, one of Canada’s top cosmetic dermatologists for his expert opinion on best beauty practices and skin care treatments. Real Style Beauty will be sharing Dr. Solish’s advice in our Beauty Expert section. Make sure to check back here often.
Q: Many people suffer from dry and flaky summer skin. Over the counter drugstore moisturizers don’t always deliver the best results. Is there any product line or treatment that can be recommended to help nourish dry summer skin?
A: Usually changes in the season can affect our skin. If the dryness or flaking persists then moisturizers are helpful. Sometimes it is a matter of finding the right one. Generally moisturizers have different oil contents in them. The more oil the better they are at stopping the water loss in yior skin and preserving the moisture.
If you rub a moisturizer on your skin and it is cool feeling it may have less oil than one that gets warm. Be careful as moisturizers with a lot of oil can also clog pores and cause acne. If your moisturizer isn’t working then also look for ones that have lactic acid, urea or what are called humectants in them. These can help. If the problem persists see your family doctor or dermatologist as you may have a form of dermatitis or eczema.
Dr. Nowell Solish, M.D., FRCP is an Assistant Professor and director of Dermatologic surgery at The University of Toronto, as well as the co-director of the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer clinic at Women’s College. He is the past president of The Canadian Society of Dermatologic surgery and a founding board member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society. He is also a member of the American and Canadian Societies for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Solish’s interviews on skin care include appearances on ABC news, CBC news, Global Television, The National, CBC Radio, and Citytv to name a few. See more about him www.solish.com
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