The Doctor is In … Battling Seasonal Sensitivity
By Dr. Katie Rodan
It seems the effects of the economic crisis know no bounds. Wearing your heart on your sleeve is one thing, but wearing the economy on your epidermis in the form of sallow, dull and dry skin is quite another.
But while we don’t yet have a solution to the debt crisis, real estate bust or Wall Street’s indiscretions, it turns out we can address some of the symptoms … when it comes to skin, that is. Take the following example: A month or so ago, a young man in his late twenties came into my office with a skin condition characterized by itchy patches of red, scaly and flaking skin. A successful investment banker, he had survived three previous layoffs, but was recently let go during a fourth layoff. After leaving New York and returning to his home state of California, the stress and climate change caused his sensitive skin and mild eczema to flare up into a painful and embarrassing condition. With confidence and job prospects low, his stress increased and his conditioned worsened.
I recommended he use the SOOTHE Regimen for sensitive, irritated skin and facial redness twice daily and set an appointment for three weeks later. When he returned, his skin was clear and his outlook was significantly improved. It turns out that although his condition was a symptom of his problem, the solution to solving his problem started with a soothing solution for his symptoms!
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