Last week I woke up with bright red splotches on my cheeks and leathery dry patches under my eyes. I tried using my usual mixture of a daily moisturizer mixed with a dab of anti-inflammatory steroid. No change. Thinking it was some kind of allergic reaction I mixed some oatmeal in cool water and dabbed the mixture on my face. This usually soothes anything, but this time my skin seemed to get worse.
I was on my way to call Dr Marmur when I glanced at the hygrometer ( it measures humidity) on my dresser and solved the mystery of my mutant skin. The humidity in my apatment was a surprising 28%. The unseasonable snow storm that whipped through the tri-state area had brought cold windy weather that lowered natural humidity. For healthy … Continue Reading… →
Answer: Despite our best intentions, sunburns happen. Its all to easy to forget to reapply sunscreen during the day and by the time the sun goes down, you’re red and achy. To deal with the sunburn I suggest assembling a little sunburn emergency kit in advance. You need just five affordable and easy to find items:
2. A real live Aloe Vera plant
3. A jar of Shea butter
4. A box of Quacker’s Oatmeal
5. Green tea bags
Here’s the drill: When you realize that you’re fried, take two aspirin. This will reduce the inflammation which is the root of the pain and damge to your skin. Then fill a tub with lukewarm water and swish a handful of oatmeal into the water. Get in and soak for 20 minutes. Oatmeal is one of … Continue Reading… →