Archive for September, 2013

Check Your Skin Health Once In A While


It is not enough that you take a bath and put on lotion and cream on your skin to top off that glow in your body. Inner skin health is way important than that. You need proper skin protection, nutrition, hydration and per-season skin care, like during winter. You need to adjust your skin care and moisturizing routine to protect your skin from becoming dry and itchy during the winter. This isn’t just a cosmetic or comfort issue. Severely dry skin can become less effective as a barrier against infection. Cold, dry winter air, low humidity caused by indoor heating, and hot showers and baths are all factors that rob your skin of moisture during the winter.

Here is a list of skin care tips. Although this may seem generalized and can be applied to every health habit, it is important to note these are powerful, simple and easy to implement.

Get enough sleep.

Eat healthy.

Don’t smoke.

Limit your caffeine consumption.

Use sunscreen every day. (Yes, even in winter; to protect your skin from snow-reflected ultraviolet light.)

Wear sunglasses to avoid squinting.


(The following are mostly women regimen.)

Don’t go to tanning salons.

Establish a nighttime skin care ritual.

Use the right skin care products.

Consider anti-wrinkle creams.


Whether you already have a skin disease or not, a dermatologist can assist you in maintaining your skin health, preventing skin diseases and treating skin diseases. In Toronto, they have cosmetic dermatology centers with 20 years of experience in the field of dermatology. The center is built by licensed dermatologists. A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin. Dermatologists treat patients of all ages, from babies and children to adolescents and adults. The most common skin diseases are those that are caused by over exposure to sunlight. These include skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Other skin problems are not major; and a typical dermatologist’s work would include dealing with acne, eczema, skin infections, psoriasis, occupational dermatitis, hair and nail disorders, moles and minor cosmetic problems of the skin.

Skin care may seem negligible but you should take that out of your system. You will be amazed how many skin diseases there are and how ugly the treatments can be; and that fifteen percent of all visits to a family doctor involves a skin problem.