Dermatology Jan-Feb 2011: Winter Skin

Posted: February 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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January - February 2011
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Winter Skin


By Donya Fahmy, Dropwise Essentials

With winter upon us, now is a good time to review your patients’ skin care routine to make sure they are armed and ready for the onslaught of winter. Though the weather outside will sometimes be frightening, with these quick and simple tips your patients can maintain a healthy glow from the inside out no matter what the change of seasons may bring.

Drinking fluids is one of the keys to flushing out toxins that can lead to unsightly skin eruptions. It is also one of the best ways to retain moisture and maintain the elasticity of the skin. Have your patients stick to distilled or purified water and herbal teas. Avoid or limit consumption of carbonated drinks, drinks with caffeine or sugar, and high-sodium soups, as these can hinder the benefits of the hydrating fluids they consume. And suggest they do not wait until they feel thirsty to drink something, because by that point they are already dehydrated!

These nutrients (sometimes referred to as the “good fats”) play an essential role in the health of one’s skin, hair, and nails — all of which can turn brittle from exposure to the elements. EFAs help the body form healthy cell membranes that can hold more water inside their…READ ON - Click Here to Download Full Article

Donya Fahmy

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Donya Fahmy is a green business owner and the creator of Dropwise Essentials’ spa-quality aromatherapy body products that help you safely relieve stress, increase vitality, improve confidence, or simply manage your emotional state any time or place without popping a pill. For more free tips and valuable information visit: and subscribe to the Dropwise Health & Beauty News Ezine or blog feed.

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