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Dr. Schultz’s episode “Antioxidants Become a Sunscreen When Used During the Day,” shares with viewers that antioxidants actually absorb UV light when used on the skin during the day. However, when this happens, the antioxidant no longer is absorbed into the skin to perform its normal duties. This said Dr. Schultz shares 2 simple rules to follow, use sunscreen and an antioxidant in the morning but also to use an antioxidant at night as well. I never knew antioxidants absorbed UV light! To view the episode go to DERMTV.com
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How Much Sunscreen to Put On discusses the actual physical amount of sunscreen needed for full protection. This is particularly interesting because most people (myself definitely included) do not use the recommended amount. Dr. Schultz further’s his cause for sunscreen protection when he points out that the SPF of a sunscreen is decreased to its square root if not enough is put on.
Check it out HERE
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DermTV Live! is this Thursday, March 25th at 2PM EST. Tune in to: DermTV.com/Live
Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week:
Does Shaving Cause Your Hair to Thicken?
Some people avoid shaving unwanted hair because they're afraid it causes the hair to grow back thicker. I'm happy to tell you that this just isn't true. When your hair grows from the root, the ends are thin and tapered and the rest of the hair grows at a consistent thickness (think of a sharpened pencil). However, when you shave, you cut off the thin end, leaving just the thick part of the hair. As your hair continues to grow, it grows from the root and gets longer, but the end never becomes thin again (until the hair is fully removed and a new one grows from the root). Thus, some people are left with the impression that shaving causes hair to grow more thickly but as you now know, it's just an illusion.
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Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week -- Use Moisturizers with SPF in the Winter:
As you can tell, I'm a huge proponent of wearing sunscreen every day, even in the winter, and even on cloudy days. During the summer this is easy because people are used to wearing sunscreen on warm sunny days. In the winter...not so much. In order to get your winter sunscreen fix, I suggest using moisturizers with sunscreen so that they not only treat your dry skin but also protect you from the sun. And if you're wondering whether or not moisturizers with sunscreen are just as effective as sunscreen alone, the answer is yes, as long as you apply it as the first product after your cleanser and toner.
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At it again, Dr. Schultz has an amazing tip this week that I had to share with you. Check it out to learn why changing up your shampoo is beneficial (regardless of what the man in your life says!).
And a quick reminder that DermTV Live with Dr. Schultz airs tonight at 7pm EST, featuring a live Q&A session with the wonderful dermatologist. Simply visit the site www.dermtv.com/live for a live broadcast. You can also visit the site now to set a reminder (I know that I had to!).
Tip of the Week -- Preventing Shampoo Fatigue:
Everyone has a favorite shampoo because of the way it leaves their hair feeling, looking, or smelling. But if you use the same shampoo every time, after a while, it just stops working. Somehow, the scalp and hair get "used" to the same shampoo and the scalp starts to itch or flake and the shampoo may leaves hair limp. And this even happens whether you shampoo every day or just once a week. It's a good thing that preventing shampoo fatigue is simple! Just use a different shampoo at least every fourth or fifth hair wash and your favorite shampoo will be as efficacious as you expect it to be!
Catch up on DermTV.com’s latest episodes:
This Week's Episodes
- Mon - Can You Use Facial Creams Around Your Eyes
- Wed - Keratosis Pilaris (a.k.a Chicken Skin) + DermTV Live @ 7PM EST
- Fri - Treating Hair Iron Burns
Last Week's Episodes
- When Are Cold Sores Contagious
- Instruments Used in Minor Dermatological Procedures
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Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week: Love Thy Skin Care Products
My fifth irrefutable rule of skin care states: Find products you love...so that you'll actually use them! Considering the unlimited number of skin care product choices available, there's no reason you can't find products that fit your lifestyle and that you also love. It's precisely for this reason that I recommend, for example, a sunscreen with an SPF of between 15 and 30 instead of a higher one. A higher SPF, while providing slightly more protection makes the sunscreen much thicker which studies have shown makes people less likely to use them. I'd rather recommend a product that a patient will love and therefore use than one that's a little more efficacious but won't be applied. So find products that you actually enjoy using instead of ending up with a medicine cabinet full of hope.
Didn’t have a chance to check out the latest episodes on DermTV.com? Visit the links below to catch up!
Episodes from January 11th:
How to Treat Dry Skin and Itchy Skin in the Winter
Are At-Home LED Skin Care Devices Effective
Vitamins for Your Hair and Nails
Waiting for Test Results
Prevent Dry Skin and Itchy Skin by Using Less Soap
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The Most Important Thing to Know About Your
You can have the best skincare products with the best ingredients and use them as directed, but your skin can actually get worse. Can you guess why? It could be a result of not knowing your skin type and thus using the wrong products for it. If your cheeks consistently feel tight or dry or appear flaky, you have dry skin. If your t-zone consistently appears oily or if you break out with acne, then you have oily skin. If you consistently have both dry skin and oily skin at the same time, then you have combination skin. And if your skin is consistently neither dry nor oily, then you're party of the lucky few who have normal skin. Knowing your skin type is half the battle and using skin-type appropriate products can make a huge positive difference with your skin care regimen.
This Week's Episodes
It’s official…winter is in the air, literally. Today marks the first day of winter and the always-prepared Dr. Schultz dedicated today’s DermTV.com episode to Winter Skin Care. Plus, he included a great winter skin tip in his famous Tip of the Week (see below!). Taking a break for the holidays, Dr. Schultz is ending the week early with an episode on antioxidants. Tune in on Wednesday for, Why You Can Only Apply Antioxidants at Night.
Dr. Schultz is starting the week with a great episode on DermTV.com which identifies the causes of premature aging. Tune in now for Proof of the Main Causes of Premature Aging. More common than you think, Dr. Schultz discusses stretch marks in Wednesday’s episode of DermTV.com, What are Stretch Marks? I don’t know about you, but somehow I’ve accumulated a medicine cabinet full of skin care products. When is it time to let go and throw them away? Catch Friday’s episode, When Do Your Skin Care Products Expire?
Too busy to tune in last week? No worries – DermTV.com has every episode online at www.dermtv.com/episodes (all 134 & counting...). In the meantime, check out what you missed last week!
Last Week's Episodes:
Dr. Schultz created three fantastic episodes for DermTV.com this week. Today we’re kicking off the series with New Laser for Treating Toenail Fungus – it’s amazing what technology can do! Hesitant to ask the doc about your décolletage? Now you don’t have to! Catch Wednesday’s episode Improving Your Décolletage. It’s a hassle to wash your face before bed every night – is it really necessary? Don’t miss, The Dark Side of Sleeping with Your Makeup On which premieres on Friday.
We know that we’re supposed to drink plenty of water, but is it true that drinking water hydrates your skin? Find out in Dr. Schultz’s tip of the week!
Dr. Schultz Tip of the Week: Does Drinking Water Hydrate Your Skin?
We've all heard that drinking water hydrates your skin, just like a moisturizer does. I've even heard that people are supposed to drink eight glasses (!) of water each day, just to keep their skin moisturized. For better or for worse, that's just a myth with no medical basis. Drink water when you're thirsty, but not to moisturize your skin. As a matter of fact, when you do become dehydrated, whether it’s mild or even moderate, your very clever body will conserve water and prevent your skin from suffering any consequences. The only situation in which a lack of water may result in skin dehydration is when you're suffering extreme dehydration (e.g., you've been wandering through the dessert for days without food or water). But then you clearly need water for many more reasons than just for your skin.
Dr. Schultz has three great episodes on DermTV.com this week to wake us from our turkey comas. Starting the week off right, don’t miss Understanding Sunscreen UVA Ratings. Going live on Wednesday, Dr. Schultz offers Tips for Preventing Adult Acne Breakouts. We’re ending the week with an episode on common skincare issue, Skin Tags. Were you too busy to tune in last week? Check out last week’s episodes now: When is Botox Justified for Teenagers and Airplane Acne.
Having a hard time distinguished what’s causing pesky breakouts? Dr. Schultz Tip of the Week may be the answer you need!
Dr. Schultz Tip of the Week: An Easy Way to Avoid Acne Breakouts
It's very simple: Don't touch your face more often then you need to. Otherwise, you'll most likely cause acne breakouts. No, it's not a result of germs, or even dirt; it's the actual touching that causes zits. Repetitive touching (we're all guilty of it) causes a very slight thickening of your skin (i.e., anti-exfoliation). This in turn promotes pore clogging and thus can cause breakouts. And how crazy is this: Anything touching your face can cause these breakouts. Even your squeaky clean hair brushing across your face time and time again can do it. Of course, touching your face a few times won't do it, but to help stay acne-free, avoid repetition.
Dr. Schultz has three great new episodes this week on DermTV.com. Ever wonder What Happens If You Stop Using Botox or Filler? Check out today’s DermTV.com episode for the answer! At times acne can seem like an endless struggle. Don’t miss Acne Treatment in Three Easy Steps which goes live on Wednesday. Airing live on Friday, learn How to Heal Cracked Fingertips because they’re sure to make an appearance this winter!
In addition to cold weather, winter brings itchy, dry skin. Dr. Schultz reveals a secret that may help!
Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week: Avoiding the Winter Soap Itch
While we associate using soap with cleanliness, in colder, drier weather (i.e., during the winter), using soap too often can cause over-drying of your skin and uncomfortable itchiness. So how often should you use soap? Unwanted odors occur from bacterial growth in closed-in, moist areas of the body (e.g., under your arms, around your private parts). In these areas, soap should be used daily to remove bacteria and help alleviate odors. On the other hand, your arms, legs, chest and back are not areas that promote the growth of odor-causing bacteria and only emit sweat, which is merely a mixture of salt and water and is conveniently washed away by just water. So limiting daily lathering in the shower to just the essential odor-causing areas of the body and leaving water and occasional soaping to the rest can help you to avoid uncomfortable dryness and itchiness that can last all season long.
It’s never too late – enjoy last week’s episodes by visiting the links below!
Last Week's Episodes
In recent news, Evolence is off the filler market. In today’s episode of DermTV.com, Dr. Schultz offers alternative treatments in Evolence is Off the Market and Alternatives. One of the most common skincare woes that men and women face at some point in their lives is acne. Tune in to Acne 101: Acne Causes, as Dr. Schultz weighs in on the problem on Wednesday’s DermTV.com episode. We all love to share, but is it safe to share your makeup? Don’t miss Friday’s DermTV.com episode, Is it Safe to Use Your Friends’ Makeup? for the answer!
Every year it’s inevitable. As the cold weather approaches so does chapped lips. Check out this Tip of the Week and let the healing begin!
Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week: How to “Lick” Chapped Lips
As the weather changes to colder temperatures and humidity drops, many people experience not only dry skin but also chapped lips. The reason they are so difficult to heal is because almost everyone tries to help them by licking them in an effort to moisten them. But the function of saliva is to aid in the process of food digestion by starting to dissolve it. So instead of moistening your lips, saliva is actually corrosive and irritates, exfoliates, cracks and further dries them. Instead, lip balms, ointments like aquaphor and petroleum jelly, and other viscous coatings are the way to fix your chapped lips.
Do you have itchy and flaky red skin that won't quit despite treating it with eczema "cures" that worked in the past, such as over the counter (OTC) cortisone creams, anti-itch lotions, cortisone and other anti-inflammatory topicals prescribed by your doctor? If after treatment, the itch and rash persists, it's often because of an untreated, unapparent low-grade bacterial infection very common in eczema-affected skin. To treat this infection and relieve the itching and flaking, just apply a topical OTC antibiotic ointment (e.g., Bacitracin, Polysporin) three times a day. It will help you win the battle against eczema and stop that gnawing itch.
This Week on DermTV
- Mon (11/2) - Mole Removal
- Wed (11/4) - Can You Use Retin-A With Other Exfoliants
- Fri (11/6) - Dealing With Nail Polish Allergies
Episodes from Last Week
I hope that you had a fantastic weekend! Sick of the change in weather yet? If you’re not, I bet that your skin is. That’s why in today’s DermTV.com episode Dr. Schultz discusses Chemical Peels, which he refers to as “lunchtime peels” because they bring your skin back to life and you can get one during your lunch break. Over the weekend, Dr. Schultz also realized that you may not have the time to tune in to DermTV.com everyday so he decided to change things a bit. Now, three videos will be featured on DermTV.com each week. On Wednesday, learn about mattifying products (do they really make skin healthier!?). And, we were always warned that one day we would hate it but we still didn’t listen. That’s right, I’m talking about tattoos. Learn about tattoo removal on Friday’s DermTV.com episode. Don’t forget to check out past episodes in the DermTV.com archives (because good skincare tips never get old!).
In the northern hemisphere the days are getting shorter and since September 22nd (the autumnal equinox), there are fewer hours of daylight than night. While it might be surprising, the UV-A aging and cancer causing rays are not only just as damaging as they were during the summer, but they are just as strong early and late in the day as they are at noon! All the more reason to continue using "broad spectrum" or "UV-A" protecting sunscreen everyday, all day. The one caveat is that in this colder season, choose a more moisturizing sunscreen to help prevent dry skin
Dr. Schultz loves to share his skincare knowledge on DermTV.com and has an amazing line-up for the next two weeks. Im so excited to share these ideas with you because they address some of the most common skincare concerns for women (and men!). From the bride-to-be to those struggling with acne, DermTV.com covers issues that affect everyone. Not to mention, the free skincare resource doesnt require an appointment or a co-pay. Have questions that youre dying to ask Dr. Schultz? Hes always available with an answer and may even cover the issue in an upcoming episode.
Week of October 19, 2009:
· Monday - Age Spots
· Tuesday - The Difference Between Calluses and Corns
· Wednesday - Wedding Ring Eczema
· Thursday - Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer
· Friday - Spider Veins
Check DermTV.com for all the episodes
Today begins a special week for DermTV.com, as we’re celebrating the 100th episode and sending our much-deserved gratitude to all of our viewers! Join the celebration with today’s episode, DermTV.com 100th Episode Celebration and Thank You. It’s also the third week of our “Wedding Wednesdays” series, tune in for Skin Care Regimen for 2-3 Months Prior to the Big Day. Other episodes include: What Your Skin Really Does for You, Melasma: The Mark of Pregnancy and more! Rather than a famous Tip of the Week, Dr. Schultz has a special message to share with DermTV.com viewers!
From Dr. Neal Schultz, creator of DermTV.com : 100 EPISODES & THANK YOU!
I'm going to depart from the regular format of this newsletter to share with you how excited I am that today we've reached the 100th episode milestone.
It's been so much fun not only reaching this milestone but also interacting with the DermTV Community. Even more importantly, I want to thank you, the viewer and newsletter subscriber. I want to thank you for the great questions you've submitted, the feedback you've provided and the support you've shared.
This support has ensured that more and more people are tuning in each day and that we're being recognized by other outlets as well (e.g., we were featured on Vogue's Style.com and we are featured in this month's issue of "Redbook"!). While 100 videos is certainly a milestone, it's also only a beginning, and I look forward to sharing the next one-hundred with you as well. Usually I would provide you with a few videos from the past week, but instead I'm going to provide links to five viewers' favorites, in no particular order:
- In What Order to Apply Your Skin Care Products – http://www.dermtv.com/what-
- Why Waxing Causes Ingrown Hairs – http://www.dermtv.com/why-
- How to Remove Acne Scars – http://www.dermtv.com/how-
- An In-Office Look at Cosmetic Lasers – http://www.dermtv.com/office-
- What Causes and Minimizes Enlarged Pores – http://www.dermtv.com/what-
Are your ready for latest from DermTV.com? Tune in for the newest episodes such as: How to Avoid Problems from New Products, Does Everybody Need to us a Moisturizer and Curing Extreme Underarm Sweating. Don’t forget that Wednesday marks the second episode of the “Wedding Wednesdays” series, Wedding Skin Care Regimens for 6 to 3 months Prior.
Fall has officially begun. Are you dying to use the hottest fall nail colors? Before you head in for the mani and pedi read this tip of the week. Dr. Schultz explains that the paint job may actually irritate more than your nose.
Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week: The Most Common Culprit for Irritated Eyelids
One of the most common causes of swollen red eye lids is fresh, wet (not dry) nail polish. So what's going on here? It has to do with the change in chemical structure that nail polish undergoes as it dries. In the first four to six hours after nail polish is applied (i.e., when it's still wet but drying), if it touches the eyelids (or area around them), its chemical structure which is highly sensitizing can cause an allergic reaction in some people which results in red, itchy, and swollen eyelids. However, as the nail polish dries, it undergoes a chemical change which makes it water and smudge proof, and also non-allergic. So if you often find yourself with red, swollen, and itchy eyelids, try keeping your hands away from your face for the first four to six hours after you apply nail polish, and you just might find that your problem goes away.
This week starts a new trend for DermTV.com with the introduction of “Wedding Wednesdays.” For the next few weeks, Dr. Schultz will dedicate Wednesdays to wedding skincare woes. This Wednesday Dr. Schultz will discuss, Wedding Skin Care Regimen for 6 to 12 Months Prior.
Don’t worry! Dr. Schultz knows that a lot of his viewers are not getting married so he dedicates the rest of the week to common, everyday skincare concerns. Don’t miss today’s episode in which Dr. Schultz clears up the most confusing subject in all of skincare, In What Order to Apply Skin Care Products. You can also watch, How to Get the Most from Your Cleanser and Toner, How Menthol Cures Itches and Dirt Tattoos from Biking.
There’s more involved in treating a scar than you would think. Discover the ins and outs of scarring with Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week.
Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week: Don’t Treat Scars Before You Have Them
Normal healing from cuts and surgical procedures involves several weeks of flat, pink skin at the site of the injury. Many people mistake this pinkness for the beginnings of a scar, and even go so far as applying new, over-the-counter "scar treatments" to the area. In fact, these pink areas aren't scars at all. Scars that can benefit from these new treatments are raised bumps on the skin that take six to twelve weeks to form. The described flat pink healing area is just the body's way of bringing extra nutrients (dissolved in blood, hence the pinkness) to the injury to help with healing. So the next time you consider purchasing an over-the-counter scar treatment, make sure what you're planning to treat is an actual scar, because if it's not, your body's already got you covered.
I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! Check out DermTV.com this week for the most up-to-date skincare news. Is it safe for an infant to wear sunscreen? In the past there has been controversy, but Dr. Schultz clears up the issue with today’s episode When Can I Start Putting Sunscreen on My Infant. The rest of the week Dr. Schultz will cover Why Menthol Stops Itching, Should You Use Wrinkle Creams in Your Twenties and more! Check out past episodes to get the answers to all of your skincare questions by visiting DermTV.com or iTunes. Have a topic suggestion for the doc? Let us know what you’d like to see on DermTV.com and Dr. Schultz will cover it.
Dr. Schultz doesn’t suggest wearing your sunglasses at night, but he does encourage you to rock the Jackie-O’s year round. Check out this Tip of the Week to prevent crows feet.
Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week: Sun Glasses Keep the Crows (Feet) at Bay
Squinting in response to bright light is a reflex that you can't fight. It protects your eyes from sun damage, which can cause cataracts, retinal damage, etcetera (all bad stuff). But every time you squint, you also crease the thin skin next to your eyes. Do that enough times, and the collagen and elastic fibers in that sensitive skin begin to break down and fine lines (a.k.a. "crows feet") begin to appear. So to prevent, or at least delay, getting crows feet (and look stylish in the process), wear sun glasses whenever the sun is out, all year long.
After a long weekend, Dr. Schultz has an amazing DermTV.com lineup. Today, hear what the doctor has to say about the Effects of Time on Your Face. If you have lingering questions about sunscreen, you’re not alone. Tomorrow, Dr. Schultz answers Three Important Sunscreen Questions. More important issues are covered throughout the week with episodes: When Can I Start Putting Sunscreen on my Infant and How Weight Loss Affects Your Facial Skin. Don’t forget to download your favorite episodes on iTunes or check them out on DermTV.com. Want the latest updates from your favorite doc? Follow Dr. Schultz and DermTV.com on Twitter (http://twitter.com/DermTV)!
Need a last-minute fix to conceal your imperfections? Dr. Schultz sends us a makeup tip with his Tip of the Week that will do the trick!
Dr. Schultz’s Tip of the Week: HIDING YOUR FACIAL HIGHS AND LOWS
Sometimes a tip for making your skin look better temporarily for a big day or night out doesn't include traditional skin care products at all, but instead, something you wouldn't expect me to include in a tip: makeup. To hide bumps and holes on your face, borrow this trick from professional makeup artists: use a darker shade of makeup (compared to the rest of your face) on bumps (high points), and use a lighter shade of makeup (compared to the rest of your face) on holes and hollows. These tips work because areas that are darker than the surrounding ones appear depressed (i.e., lowers the appearance of a