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Sensitive Skin Insight Interview with Dr. Downie, M.D.

Recently I had the opportunity to get some great tips on ways to better the winter skin and year round tips for people with sensitive skin, from Dr. Downie.

My oldest son has asthma (which is maintained), eczema and allergies. So needless to say we are a very product cautious home. I have not used all of the products in the video yet but I know these are great products for those who do have dry skin issues thanks to rave reviews from friends and family.
We really love Olay products in our home because everything we have tried always seems to make our skin soft or betters it in some way and oatmeal “treatments” just like the Aveeno product here is amazing, not too mention these are super AFFORDABLE!! 

Dr. Downie shares other great products and tips here in the video.
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I mentioned my concerns of asthma, allergies, eczema, itching etc and these are the tips I received from Dr. Downie:

  • I would suggest Tide Free & Gentle, Bounce Free & Sensitive and Tide Stain Release Free .  These products are perfume-free and dye-free make a difference with decreased itching for kids & adults with eczema. I love that she pointed out the Stain release option because honestly I never thought that far down the laundry line about the products and it’s definately best to have every option covered. I have noticed in the past perfume and dye-free are definately the way to go!
  • For kids with sensitive skin I like Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash – unscented, Aveeno oatmeal baths, Olay Complete Moisturizer with spf30 and Oil of Olay Advanced Healing Lotion.  I also like Blistex for their lips and keeping any child with eczema nails cut is imperative. Again, head to toe, product to product. These are great tips. My son scratches all the time and his nails pretty much have to be cut every two days and it seems like it doesn’t scratch as much when his nails are clipped.
  • Semi hot, not very hot baths are the rule.

Skincare Tips:    

  • To prevent chapped skin, make sure your baths are filled with
    lukewarm water rather than hot water. 
    Pat your skin dry and rehydrate with a thick emollient lotion.
  • Scents tend to irritate the skin and make you dryer and more
    irritated, so keep this in mind when choosing products, including your
    laundry detergent. Use a dye and perfume-free line of laundry
    products—like P&G’s Tide Free & Gentle, Downy Free & Sensitive,
    Bounce Free & Sensitive and Tide Stain Release Free.
  • Make sure you are using a lip balm that contains SPF and apply
    balm to their hands (in between fingers) before covering them with
    warm winter mittens.

More About Dr. Jeanine Downie:

Jeanine B., Downie, M.D. is board certified and is the director of image Dermatology in Montclair, N.J. She has extensive training and experience in all aspects of
dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, laser and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Downie earned her B.S. from Tufts University and her M.D. from SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn. She trained in dermatology at Mount Sinai, where she was the chief resident. Dr. Downie has been honored repeatedly by Castle Connolly as one of New York Metropolitan’s Top Doctors. She is a medical consultant and frequently appears on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View with Barbara Walters, The
Rachel Ray Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Good Day New York, Ten Years Younger, BET News, as well as many other shows. She has a chapter in Bobbi Brown’s best seller ‘Living Beauty’, ‘Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution’ and in ‘Hair Rules’ by Anthony Dickey. Her first book, Beautiful Skin of Color, is a comprehensive skin care guide for Asian,
Olive and Dark Skin. (Harper Collins, 2004)

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