Ask the Dermatologist: Dry Skin Remedies

This time of year your skin starts to itch. It can begin to feel like sandpaper and you likely find yourself just staring at the hundreds of options in the lotion aisle. It’s why we’re asking the dermatologist, “What stops the scratch?” Here with dry skin help from Advanced Dermatology Care is Dermatologist Dr. OJ Rustad.

Dr. Rustad says the ingredients are important when it comes to lotions and creams. Here’s what to look for.

1. Olive, avocado or almond oils, shea butter: essential fatty acids (EFA) fuel skin cells biologic processes like moisturization

Products (available at Advanced Dermatology Care):
– SheaTerra Argan & Honey Cleanser: 100% natural. Pure, raw African acacia honey combined with Moroccan argan oil and natural shea butter to help break down dead skin cells and provide hydration
– SheaTerra Morrocan Argan Oil: 100% pure Moroccan Argan Oil, high in vitamins E & natural plant squalene which give it an amazing ability to help skin increase elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

2. Glycerin, Glycols, Polyols: absorb moisture from the environment and draw water into the skin

Products (available at Advanced Dermatology Care)
– Zerafite Soothing & Calm: Formulated for skin that tends to have redness, stinging, flushing or breakouts. This moisturizer gives the skin the ability to resist dehydration.
– Zeroid Intensive Lotion: Helps improves skin barrier, suitable for all generations including babies, and keeps the skin well moisturized and relived.

3. Hyaluronic acid: this molecule absorbs about 1,000 times its own weight in water

Products (available at Advanced Dermatology Care)
– iS CLINICAL Sheald: A rich moisturizer that replenishes hydration to dry, sensitive or compromised skin.
– Phyto Corrective Gel:  A hydrating, soothing gel serum with botanical ingredients ideal to calm and hydrate skin while improving visual redness.

Advanced Dermatology Care offers patients a customized skin care program using over the counter skin care products. They have three locations – White Bear Lake, Stillwater and Forest Lake.

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