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
Toronto Dermatologist Dr. Michelle Levy’s dermatology blog.
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
It is a common scenario; two exhausted parents bring their infant in to my office. The child is covered in red, rough patches and scratch marks. He's clearly uncomfortable and his parents tell me he doesn't sleep well. They were given a prescription for hydrocortisone by their paediatrician, but are worried that it will harm their child so they have been reluctant to use it. No one in the house has slept well in months and everyone is on edge. The parents desperately want to help their child and everyone just wants to get some rest!Read More
People with rosacea often have exquisitely sensitive skin that reddens easily. Proper skin care can help minimize rosacea symptoms and prevent further reddening of the skin. The following are guidelines for taking care of your skin if you have rosacea:Read More