Posts for: October, 2018

By Skin MD
October 15, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Dry Skin   Lotion  

Each type of lotion is different. Find out how to care for your dry skin effectively.

Despite the fact that spring isn’t too far behind, we still have to put up with snow, cold temperatures and freezing winds. These winter elements can wreak havoc on our skin, causing it to become dry, chapped and red. If you are one of those people who are currently trying to find some way to alleviate their dry skin, then you’ve come to the right place. Find out the best moisturizer to help your chapped, cracked skin, and how to prevent this problem from happening to you next winter.

The Right Moisturizer for You

It can be difficult to choose the right product for your skin. After all, not all skin was created equally and there is often some trial and error when it comes to choosing the most effective moisturizer. So what kind of lotion should you look for? If you have sensitive skin, seek out a soothing, creamy moisturizer containing ceramide, which is gentle enough for delicate skin.

If you don’t have sensitive skin but you are suffering from severe dryness, then you’ll want to look for a richer moisturizer that contains urea, beeswax, or petroleum jelly, which help to lock in moisture and offer the skin a protective barrier against the drying elements.

Also, keep in mind that the skin on your face is different than the skin on your body so you’ll want to choose a different moisturizer for both. When it comes to choosing a moisturizer for your face look for a bottle that says that it’s noncomedogenic, which means that it won’t clog your pores and leave you prone to breakouts. Also opt for a moisturizer that acts as a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. This will also act as a protective shield against sun, wind, and cold.

Apply Your Moisturizer

How you apply your moisturizer is often just as important to choosing the proper moisturizer. We recommend applying a generous amount of moisturizer right after you step out of the shower and pat yourself partially dry. You want to apply your moisturizing cream to your skin while it’s still a bit moist to help your skin absorb more water.

If your skin needs some serious moisturizing then you may want to consider applying the cream before bedtime and then wearing breathable gloves or socks over the hands and feet overnight to offer a deeper moisturizing experience.

Don’t let dry skin drive you crazy. If you haven’t found a lotion that helps combat your dry skin, then it’s time to talk to your dermatologist today to find out what products are right for you. Call us to schedule an appointment and lets nip your dry skin in the bud.

By Skin MD
October 05, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Acne Treatments  

What SkinMD in Nashville, TN, wants you to know about your acne treatment options

If you have acne, you already know how unsightly and uncomfortable it can be. Acne can make you self-conscious in front of others. Acne can also damage your skin, leaving behind scars and blemishes. The good news is there are effective treatments from your dermatologist. Dr. Ellen Jacobson at SkinMD in Nashville, TN, wants to share some effective acne treatment options to clear up your skin.

Acne can affect both teenagers and adults. It can show up as blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, pustules, and other types of blemishes. You might be tempted to just let acne clear up by itself, but there’s a small problem; it may not clear up, and if it does, acne can leave behind scars.

A better solution is professional treatment by your dermatologist. Dr. Jacobson offers several treatment options including:

  • Topical products to help unblock pores, getting rid of small blemishes.
  • Topical and oral antibiotic medications; these medications eliminate the bacteria causing acne.
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane) to unblock pores and eliminate painful cysts; this prescription medication is used to treat severe acne.
  • Laser treatments to kill the acne causing bacteria

You can do a lot to prevent or reduce acne breakouts by trying a few simple lifestyle strategies like these:

  • Regular exercise, to increase perspiration which helps eliminate toxins
  • Eat healthy, avoiding fatty, greasy foods, and dairy products
  • Drink water, to help eliminate toxins that can cause acne
  • Wear non-comedogenic, oil-free makeup that won’t clog pores

If you also suffer residual scarring from acne, your dermatologist can help with that too. Dr. Jacobson uses lasers, dermal fillers, chemical peels, Microneedling with Secret Radio Frequency heat, and other treatments to make your skin smooth and blemish-free.

Don’t let acne get you down. Instead, seek out the services of an expert. Just pick up your phone and call Dr. Ellen Jacobson at SkinMD in Nashville, TN. Enjoy clearer skin by calling today!