It’s Time to Winterize Your Skin
As discussed on KSTP 5Television
December 8, 2005
Winter is fast approaching and so is the dry itchy skin season. Dry skin can wreak havoc on skin, causing a multiplicity of skin problems. Many people are unaware of the many new and successful treatment options for dry itchy skin. With a properly followed and inexpensive skin care treatment program, everyone can have much better looking and feeling skin this winter.
Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. is one of the nation’s leading experts on skin care. Dr. Crutchfield is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Medical Director of Crutchfield Dermatology and a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School. As a clinical dermatologist, author, national speaker, and award-winning educator, Dr. Crutchfield teaches dermatologists-in-training and other physicians how to successfully treat all skin problems. In fact, many physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers send their family members to Dr. Crutchfield for the care of their skin.
Good skin care can be obtained by following Dr. Crutchfield’s 4 simple principles for fantastic skin. For each step Dr. Crutchfield has listed several effective and inexpensive products that he recommends:
Vanicream cleansing bar
Neutragena body lotion sesame formula
Aveeno lotion with oatmeal
Vanicream lite lotion
Lac 5 lotion
Vanicream sunscreen SPF 35
Skin Ceuticals sunscreen SPF 20
MelaShade sunscreen SPF 25
Eucerin with antioxidants
Aveeno with antioxidants
CutiLotion with antioxidants
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90% of all people will experience dry skin related problems this winter
Skin is the largest organ of the body.
Skin grows faster than any other organ. We keep renewing our skin for our entire lives.
The skin’s biggest job is that of protection. It is a tough, elastic, flexible, and waterproof covering that helps protect other organs and body parts from such things as germs, heat/cold, and sunlight. The skin also keeps everything inside so we don’t lose important fluids like our blood.
The skin covering the body of a newborn baby has an area of approximately 2500 sq. cm. As an adult, the average surface area of skin is approximately 18,000 sq. cm, which is approximately the size of a shower curtain.
The skin of an average adult woman weighs about 3 kg and that of an average man weighs approximately 5 kg.
The thickness of skin varies depending on the site on the body. It is thinnest on the eyelids and thickest on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
In addition to the skin’s most important role, that of a front-line defense against injury and bacteria, the skin also regulates body temperature. The skin also acts as a sensory and excretory organ, with nerve endings and lots of eccrine sweat glands. The skin synthesizes vitamin D when exposed to ultraviolet light, so it to is important in the development of strong bones.
Many exceptional free skin care articles and photographs can be found at the award winning website:
www.CrutchfieldDermtology.com and appointments at telephone 651.209.3600