Dry Skin - Marlene J. Mash, MD

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We are often asked, "What causes dry skin?"  And, unfortunately, there is no single cause of dry skin. 

Dry skin causes can be classified as external and internal. External factors are the most common underlying cause and are the easiest to address. External factors include cold temperatures and low humidity, especially during the winter when central heaters are used. Internal factors include overall health, age, genetics, family history, and a personal history of other medical conditions like
atopic dermatitis.

However, whatever the cause, we may be able to help relieve the symptoms of your dry skin---- even while we assess and determine the reasons you have the condition.

Symptoms and signs:
  • Itching (The itchy feeling may worsen the severity of dry skin.)
  • Rough dry skin
  • Red patches

The best treatment for dry skin is daily lubrication with an emollient (a substance that inhibits the evaporation of water). Because most dry skin is due to external causes, external treatments like creams and lotions can be applied and effectively control the skin problem. Let us assess and diagnose the causes, and also recommend the treatment. Your skin with not onlty "feel" better, it will "look" better too.
 Triple Paste AF® Antifungal Ointment

Triple Paste AF® Antifungal Ointment

Triple Paste AF® Antifungal Ointment combines the healing protective barrier base of Triple Paste with the antifungal fighting fighting power of 2% miconazole nitrate. The premium barrier ointment base forms an occlusive barrier which repels moisture and soothes affected skin while it relieves itching, scaling, cracking and overall discomfort.

Triple Paste AF can trace its roots back to a blended combination of multiple ingredients taught to dermatologists and pediatricians throughout the 20th century. When patients suffering from a rash needed a protective, water resistant, healing barrier the pharmacist would be instructed to mix a Triple Paste consisting of white petrolatum, zinc oxide paste and aluminum acetate solution. Today's Triple Paste AF utilizes both time tested healing ingredients with the antifungal ingredient miconazole nitrate, chosen for its state of the art combination of safety and efficacy. Our intention is to provide the best combination of antifungal safety and efficacy in an ultra-premium, protective, soothing base.

$ 22.00
Avene TriXera Emollient Balm

Avene TriXera Emollient Balm

An emollient balm and an ultra-rich, emollient cream for severely dry, atopic skin conditions that nourishes, restores the skin barrier, soothes irritation and reduces skin hypersensitivity.

Benefits:
* reduces skin hypersensitivity and irritation and controls skin inflammation response
* Relieves itching
* Restores the skin's barrier
* Prevents moisture loss and soothes irritation
* Suitable for infants, children and adults
* Fragrance-free, paraban-free
* Avene Thermal spring water to soothe and soften skin
* Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic

How to use;
Apply once or twice daily on the very dry areas of the face and body. Use on skin that has been cleansed with TriXera Emollient cleansing gel

$ 29.00
Avene TriXera Selectiose Emollient Cream 400 ml

Avene TriXera Selectiose Emollient Cream 400 ml

Avene TriXera Selectiose Emollient Cream is a fragrance-free and paraben-free formula that hydrates and nourishes the driest skin types. It is a well tolerated ultra-rich emollient treatment, formulated for severely dry skin conditions in infants, children and adults.

Directions:
Apply liberally, twice a day on average, paying special attention to very dry areas on the face and body. Apply after thoroughly cleansing the skin with ultra-gentle, soap-free products. Use more frequently during the winter months.

Recommended Use: Apply once or twice a day to very dry areas on the face and body. Use on skin after cleansing with Trixera Emollient Cleansing bath or gel.

Treats These Conditions: Hypersensitive Skin

Suitable For These Skin Types: All, Flush

Bath and Body: Body Moisturizers, Baby Care

All ingredients are Fragrance Free, Paraben Free

Application Area: Body

$ 49.00
Cutemol® Emollient Cream. 8 oz size

Cutemol® Emollient Cream. 8 oz size

A heavy, yet remarkably elegant emollient formulated to relieve: severe dryness associated with hand eczema, atopic eczema and psoriasis, cracked fingertips and heels, and dry, brittle nails.

It is formulated specifically for the worst cases of dry skin. Cutemol® is heavy enough to be extremely effective, but has "user friendly" cosmetic properties that patients appreciate.

Unlike other heavy emollients, Cutemol® is not "pasty" and spreads very easily. Cutemol® is perfect for people who do not get long lasting relief from typical creams and lotions.

Patients use Cutemol® to ease suffering from:
* severe dry skin accompanying psoriasis and eczema
* when a rich, but easily spread emollient is needed for split fingertips and heels in the wintertime
* dry, brittle fingernails
* damaged cuticles
* hand eczema from frequent hand washing
* severe dryness associated with atopic eczema

$ 27.00
Cutemol® Emollient Cream-Purse Size

Cutemol® Emollient Cream-Purse Size

A heavy, yet remarkably elegant emollient formulated to relieve: severe dryness associated with hand eczema, atopic eczema and psoriasis, cracked fingertips and heels, and dry, brittle nails.

Purse size: 2 ounce size, just right to carry everywhere!

It is formulated specifically for the worst cases of dry skin. Cutemol® is heavy enough to be extremely effective, but has "user friendly" cosmetic properties that patients appreciate.

Unlike other heavy emollients, Cutemol® is not "pasty" and spreads very easily. Cutemol® is perfect for people who do not get long lasting relief from typical creams and lotions.

Patients use Cutemol® to ease suffering from:
* severe dry skin accompanying psoriasis and eczema
* when a rich, but easily spread emollient is needed for split fingertips and heels in the wintertime
* dry, brittle fingernails
* damaged cuticles
* hand eczema from frequent hand washing
* severe dryness associated with atopic eczema

$ 12.00
Glycolic Elite 10%  Moisturizing Cleanser

Glycolic Elite 10% Moisturizing Cleanser

Glycolic Elite 10% Moisturizing Cleanser - with Liposomal Vitamins A, C, and E - with Co-Q10

This light, hydrating, soothing and oil-free cleansing formula delivers liposomal Vitamins A,C,E, Green Tea Extract and Co-Q10 to assist in minimizing free-radical induced skin damage while aiding in the restoration of healthy looking skin. Dr. Mash recommends the following use: After cleansing the skin, apply liberally to the hands and body once or twice daily or as directed by your physician

Glycolic acid has become a forerunner in the fight against wrinkles, and has been going strong since its introduction to the skin care market more than ten years ago. And with good reason. This powerful acid, derived from sugar cane, loosens up the glue that holds dead skin cells together. The effect is to exfoliate those cells, leaving smoother, younger skin in its stead. The depth of wrinkles is diminished, noticeably, and darkly pigmented areas become lightened. There is some evidence that this alpha hydroxy acid also functions as an antioxidant, meaning it protects skin from future aging.

Another positive feature of glycolic acid is that by removing dead skin cells, it helps to unblock pores. For those who have oily skin, this usually translates into fewer breakouts, a welcomed bonus.

The tricky thing about glycolics is that it is hard to tell how strong a formula is. Some companies aren't straight about the percentages, and tiny amounts of glycolic won't give you results you can see.

6.7 fl. oz.

$ 24.00
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