How to Fix Dry Winter Skin

Every year it amazes my how quickly my skin goes from fine to super dry winter skin. I’m dry, cracked and in pain. If I bump my hand on something, I’m sure to be bleeding. I asked skin care experts from estheticians to dermatologists for their best tips to help deal with dry winter skin. You can’t just moisturize your skin back to health in the winter, there’s a whole process behind fixing your winter…

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The Best Night Creams

It probably comes as no surprise that my most requested post lately is a list of the best night creams. I’ve written a lot about anti-aging skincare, and while I’m not a dermatologist, as a pediatrician I understand quite a bit of the medical literature about active ingredients and best practices. I’m all about having some actual evidence that an active ingredient will help your skin. So, what are the best night creams out there?…

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Battle of the Hydrating Masks: Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask vs Origins Drink Up Intensive

Have you heard about the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask yet? I swear I hear about this mask from someone, or I get asked about it, roughly once every hour. Ok, maybe not quite that often, but it is a lot. The Jet Lag Mask is all over the place. It’s a hydrating mask that can be used as a moisturizer or a wipe off mask, there’s no need to wipe it off of your…

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Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve Review

I’ve review a lot of hand cremes over the years, but I keep coming back to this one. At work we can use some pretty harsh hand soap (need to kill the ICU germies!), but we took this to an entirely higher and crazy level when I was still in training a few years ago. That’s right, the ICU where I did my fellowship used surgical scrub as hand soap. Rather than the just plain…

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Winter Favorite: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Review

I haven’t really mentioned it on the blog, but at the beginning of the year major changes were made to the way my schedule works at work. I now have to be in the hospital when I’m on call, rather than accepting phone calls at home and driving in if I’m needed (not going to lie, I wasn’t crazy about this at first but the change has saved me multiple 2 am drives in to…

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