As Sunshine State experiences brutal winter weather, Tampa dermatologist advises how to save skin from dryness, irritation

Dr. Seth Forman explains how to counteract skin damage from bitter winter weather
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(PR NewsChannel) / January 31, 2014 / TAMPA, Fla. 

Tampa dermatologist Forman dermatology and skin cancer instituteWith much of the Florida Panhandle experiencing freezing temperatures right now, many are experiencing dry, irritated skin associated with winter weather. Tampa dermatologist Dr. Seth Forman offers a few ways to keep the winter from taking a toll on skin.  

Forman recommends using lukewarm water rather than extremely hot water when in the shower or washing one’s hands. Scalding hot water can strip the skin of its moisture, leaving cracked and dry skin behind.

With the flu and colds floating around, hand washing becomes even more prevalent, but it can also cause hands to dry out.

“Using a non-alcohol based lotion regularly can help with dryness and cracking,” says the Tampa dermatologist. “Moisturizing after every hand washing will also help keep hands soft.”

Forman also encourages routine sunscreen use, despite the cooler temperature and overcast days of winter. He stresses that sunburns and sun damage are still possible, so it’s important to lather on the sunscreen when spending time outdoors and to use a moisturizer with SPF in it.

“By taking keeping skin healthy and hydrated, regardless of the weather conditions, individuals are less likely to have problems, and their skin will look younger,” says Forman.

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About Dr. Seth Forman: Dr. Forman is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Tampa, Florida. He was voted the “Best Dermatologist in Carrollwood” in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the Carrollwood News and Tribune as well as the 2013 “Best Dermatologist in North Tampa” by the Tampa Tribune. In December 2011, he opened his new Tampa dermatology office, Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, where he gives psoriasis sufferers access to the latest treatment options, including topical and oral medications, as well as biological and phototherapy. Dr. Forman is one of the few Tampa dermatologists to offer narrowband light therapy, which uses pharmaceutical grade light to suppress psoriasis. He’s also one of the few board-certified dermatologists in the U.S. to use the SRT-100 radiotherapy to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.

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