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Skintology MD

by Ellen Thomas (2019-05-23)

Almost everything you do can cause dry skin. Spending Skintology MD time in the kitchen, washing your hands frequently while cooking, doing the dishes and cleaning can leave hands dry and irritated. Over exposure to water and chemicals damages the skin's natural protective barrier and strips the skin of essential moisturizing oils. When gardening your hands are often in the dirt and can come into contact with some dangerous chemicals. The weather can also reek havoc on your skin. Harsh winds can chap and dry skin causing it to become uncomfortable. You must protect against the elements with a shielding lotion.Autumn marks the start of the fall season. It is when leaves change color from brilliant green to beautiful shades of orange and yellow before falling. It is also the perfect time for picking fresh local apples. If you aren't fortunate enough to live close to an apple orchard you can still find fresh local fruits at your nearest farmers market. Most people use fresh picked apples to make delicious dessert recipes like apple pie. This year try apples for something other than dessert, they make the perfect ingredient for natural skin care recipes.Creating your own natural skin care products containing apple will provide your skin with an extra dose of Vitamins A, B, C and E, along with collagen and elastin. Vitamin A has a wide range of natural skin care benefits that help with anything from acne to eczema. Vitamin B is known for its skin care benefit of retaining moisture. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxident that protects the skin from sun damage while helping to promote collagen production. Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant known for its moisturizing abilities. Vitamin E is also believed to help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Collagen and elastin keep skin appearing youthful and will help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.