Renourish Dry Skin

April 2019

Dry Skin Q&A with Pharmacist Fred Cheng

By Frederick Cheng (RPh), and Christine Cheng (RPh)

Q: What can I do to get rid of my perpetually dry skin?

A: First of all, see your doctor to eliminate any pathological causes.  Stay hydrated with 2L of water intake daily.  Decrease the frequency and length of showers/baths.  Be sure to use a mild, natural cleanser, as well as moisturize immediately with hypo-allergenic products such as those by Viva Health which is proudly made in small batches right here in Richmond from all-natural ingredients.  Their Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum is amazing at sealing in moisture, especially in problem areas, and can help reduce/minimize wrinkles.  Riversol, and Di Morelli are two tried and trusted lines formulated by Vancouver-based physicians that are also worth considering.  Remember: creams and ointments are superior to lotions.  Calendula Complex Cream, a homeopathic option in a calendula cream base, can be very soothing for dry, irritated areas, and is safe to use even in babies, and can be used all over.  Bag Balm is a great product for sealing in precious moisture.  A good collagen and omega fatty-acid can create elasticity in your skin, as well as keep it soft and supple.  Many find high-quality probiotics useful for water/electrolyte-balance.  Come see Fred and his integrative pharmacists at Pharmasave Steveston Village to establish a regimen effective at re-nourishing your dry skin.

Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-owned and operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore. 

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