Dry hands are an incredibly common problem in the winter. When the air is cold, moisture in our skin is more likely to evaporate, leaving our skin dry. The dry skin is prone to chapping, irritation and cracking. Our hands take a beating because we wash them often and because they are often uncovered and exposed to the winter air. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to keep your hands healthy this winter.Read More
Toronto Dermatologist Dr. Michelle Levy’s dermatology blog.
Cold winters can wreak havoc on our skin. Cold air often leads to dry skin that can be itchy, flaky, and in some cases red and inflamed. Proper skin care can go along way toward preventing and treating dry winter skin. The following guidelines may help keep your skin healthy and hydrated this winter:Read More
My patients sometimes look at me funny when I tell them to wear sunscreen in the winter. Maybe it's because I live in Canada, where winters are long and harsh, and are characterized by none of the sunny weather that one might associate with sunburns and skin cancer risk. And yet, dermatologists in northern climates usually recommend daily sun protection, even in the winters. What are the reasons for this?Read More
Does using a moisturizer prevent wrinkles? The internet is full of stories of women who have used one brand or another's moisturizer for decades and have aged gracefully. Unfortunately, the notion that moisturizers on their own prevent wrinkles is a myth (these women were likely genetically blessed). Unless your moisturizer contains sunscreen or other active ingredients that are known to mitigate skin aging, it alone will not prevent wrinkles.Read More