|Best Lotions for Dry Skin (and More Skin-Health Tips)|
What's the best lotion for dry skin? What's the best shampoo? How do you prevent hangnails? We asked six experts eight skin-health questions. Click on a category below or just scroll down for their tips for keeping your skin supple and gorgeous.
Dry Skin, Lotion Tips
Q. What's the best lotion for dry skin?
Other significant humectants include lanolin, squalene, petrolatum, olive oil and sesame oil.
For people with excessively dry skin (eczema, atopic dermatitis), the stronger but more expensive products containing the humectant lactate, urea or alpha hydroxyl acids (available over-the-counter and by prescription) are key.
Q. How do I prevent dry skin during winter?
Q. How do I prevent chapped lips?
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Q. What's the best shampoo?
Q. Where do hangnails come from?
Q. Is there any way to treat toenail fungus other than the oral medicine?
There is also a folk remedy that some of my patients swear has worked well for them: Apply Vicks VapoRub nightly to toenail(s), and enclose in clear plastic wrap. Cheap and safe, but they tell me that this, too, takes many, many months.
Q. Is there any way to tan safely?
A. There’s no safe tan, other than self-tanning lotions or sprays. A tan, by definition, is the skin’s way of telling us its cells are being damaged by ultraviolet light. Therefore, any tan raises our risk for premature aging and skin cancer.
Q. Why do some people sweat more than others?
Sarah M. Boyce, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology and director of cosmetic dermatologic surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Julide Tok Celebi, M.D., board-certified dermatologist, Columbia University Medical Center Eastside; assistant professor of dermatology, Columbia University.
Francesca J. Fusco, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology and assistant attending physician, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; assistant attending physician, Beth Israel Medical Center; associate dermatologist, Wexler Dermatology Group.
Susan Louisa Montauk, M.D., board-certified family doctor; professor of clinical family medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Charles D. Ponte, Pharm.D., professor of clinical pharmacy and family medicine, West Virginia University.
Erin M. Welch, M.D., board-certified dermatologist; assistant professor of dermatology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
Less Toxic Lotions for Skin Care
written by Jean , February 11, 2013
I think less toxic lotions would be better for babies and toddlers with eczema. There are plenty of natural organic brands available on the market. The Environmental Working Group has a database called Skin Deep that rates brands on levels of toxicity. Just something to think about with all the allergies and autoimmune issues people face today.
Dry Skin, Lotion Tips
written by SEO Gloucester , April 04, 2012
I am suffered from dry skin more than 5 years, I did lots of things to reduce it such as drank plenty of water and applied dry skin lotion, but since last year I used to apply glycerin. Now I am totally cured from that dry skin problem.