Winter Skin Care

January 3, 2008 9:05:03 AM PST
The weather outside may be unsightly, but your skin doesn't have to be. Dermatologist Dr. Carolyn Jacob tells us how to banish dry winter skin.

    Tips to combat Dry Winter Skin:
  • Take short, lukewarm showers
  • Use a moisturizing body wash, not bar soap, which degreases the skin
  • Apply a thick moisturizer immediately after your shower to trap in dry skin
  • Use a humidifier in your room if you have a lot of dry heat to warm the house
  • Look for moisturizing ingredients: glycolic acid, lactic acid, urea
    Best used for dry legs, heels, and elbows
  • About Rosacea

    Rosacea is a condition related to acne that also flares with severe weather (heat or cold)

      Symptoms:
    • A flushed face and pimples or bumps on or around the cheeks, nose, mouth, and forehead which can last for days
    • Tiny red veins on the face that look like spiderwebs.
    • Burning or stinging facial skin, especially when they apply lotions or medicines. The face may feel increasingly dry, sensitive, or sunburned.
    • Dry, red, irritated eyes

    Treatment options: Antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medications such as Oracea or Omega 3 fatty acids

    About Dr. Carolyn Jacob, Dermatologist

    (BIO) Dr. Carolyn Jacob is fellowship trained in Cosmetic and Laser Surgery from Harvard Medical School. She has authored several book chapters and journal articles in the field of cosmetic and Laser Surgery. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is an Associate Clinical Instructor at Northwestern Medical School. Jacob is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery.


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