This is what can happen to skin that's left to air dry: dry, cracked surfaces. As the temperature drops outside, and the heat comes on inside, winter skin starts to make its appearance. The dry, itchy skin that many of us experience in winter is often preventable, though, if you take the right steps. First, protect your skin. Second, strengthen your skin barrier. How do you protect your skin? There are a number of factors that can damage the skin barrier. Surprisingly, though
Foods that are rich in Vitamin C, such as broccoli, are linked to more youthful skin I was speaking to the mother of a friend, and I was struck by how youthful she appeared. She was in her 70s, carried herself very gracefully, and had beautiful skin. Minor wrinkling, and hardly any sagging of the jawline. And I know for a fact that she's never used prescription anti-aging creams or undergone any cosmetic procedures. We all know individuals like this. And, of course, we all w
Moisturize your skin from the inside out.
When I first heard that idea, I almost laughed. As a dermatologist, I'm very aware of the scientific studies that support the use of over-the-counter and prescription topical products. (The word topical means applied to the skin surface.) There are many different ingredients, applied in cream or ointment form, that help strengthen and protect the skin barrier.
But moisturizing the skin from the inside out? Was that possible?