It’s hard to believe that after our dreary summer even colder weather is to follow. With the decrease in temperature also comes a drop in the humidity. This can lead to very dry, itchy skin. To help combat this dryness, Dr. Gonzales has recommended a few over the counter moisturizers that generate a protective barrier between your skin and the environment. Your skin will thank you for it!
Cerave Moisturizer: This moisturizer contains a new technology that helps create a natural lipid barrier on your skin. After one week of using the lotion your own skin will begin to manufacture its own moisturizing lipids. Coastal Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology also carries Cerave Moisturizer for purchase.
Aveeno: This moisturizer has been around for a long time and for good reason. It is relatively inexpensive and with consistent use will help to heal your dry skin.
Aquaphor: Although slightly heavier on your skin, this petrolatum based product really does the trick in helping to fight off the low humidity of the fall and winter.
Call Coastal Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology today if you have concerns about dry and irritated skin.