Who’s in Your Shower: Gel, Wash, or Cream, or Bar?

Bathing is about as simple as personal hygiene gets, right? Wrong! After a simple stroll down the skin care isle at your favourite drug store to find the perfect soap Shower Dermatology Tipsto complete your shower you realize that confusion reigns. Shower gel? Body wash? Shower cream? So many questions and all you want to do is bathe. So what do you do? At Rao Dermatology, we understand how complicated skincare can become; we’ll iron the wrinkles out for you below.

Choosing the right soap to complete your shower has more to do with you than it does with the many different advertising schemes on any of the bottles in the isle. Specifically, your selection should be predicated on your skin type.

If you have particularly dry skin, you may find yourself scrubbing more aggressively in the shower, but that is not helpful at all. In doing so, you are removing your skin’s natural oils. Instead, Look for a body wash that has an added moisturizer to compensate for the oils you wash away during your shower.

If you tend to have acne-prone or oily skin, aim for shower gels as opposed to body wash. Shower gels are thicker mixtures, which adds more firmness and consistency to your skin.

While body wash and gels are favourable, our dermatologists recommend straying from bar soaps.  The common misconception that bar soaps is the ultimate-cleaning agent for baths is inaccurate. These damaging devils actually promote unpleasant dryness and lack the capacity to the replace the oils that they aggressively strip from your skin.

To guarantee you’re choosing the best soap for your skin, look for a product that does not contain lye but has moisturizing properties. Pair your selection with warm water and moisturize immediately after showering.


Loving Your Skin

Mirrors: so personal, yet so impersonal. They have no voice yet the speak in ways that continually shape and reshape, not so much who you are, but rather, how you Love your skinperceive yourself.  At Rao Dermatology we encourage our clients to embrace their skin. It is your unique birthright—the covering to the anatomical mechanisms that allow you to function.  We want you to love your skin, which will in turn, allow you to treat it with care, comfort, and respect.

Our catalogue of services provides you with myriad ways to embrace your skin’s versatility. Whether you want to combat wrinkles or aging, enhance the appearance of your skin, boost your skin’s radiance, or simply, develop a routine of care dedicated towards a holistic approach to dermatology, we work with you to help you achieve skin you deserve, skin you love.

One of the ways our company works to promote skin-love is in the products we use and endorse. We use products that have been dermatology tested and approved in both content and effectiveness. Further, we aim to use natural products to maximize the beauty in your skin. We consider your health history to best advise you on treatments, products, and programs that derive healthy and radiant-looking skin.

Loving your skin is a lot more than showing up to your scheduled appointment or purchasing the right preventative and restorative products. It is about being intentional, daily, in a way that allows you to know and understand when to be delicate and when to be rough, when to sleep and when to give it air.  It’s being cognitive about what things will impact your skin’s health. More than anything, loving your skin is accepting its beauty, be it perfection and imperfection. Don’t let a mirror define when, why, and how to love your skin, make that your decision in practice.

If you want to understand more about loving your skin, give us a call and we’ll schedule you in for an appointment.

Your Summer Skincare Must-Have: The Dynamic Duo

It’s only natural to want to bare it all for the summer; it’s hot and humid and no one enjoys the sticky feeling that is often accompanied by the most anticipated season of the year. At Rao Dermatology, we want you to bare it all, but with a little cover up.  Don’t leave your winter routines behind; instead, vary them. Skincare is a yearlong commitment; add these products to your summer routine to maintain healthy and refreshing looking skin.

  1. Phlorentin CF              Summer Skin Care

Many people are unaware how essential antioxidant serums are to the care  and development of healthy summer skin. Skinceuticals’ Phlorentin CF is our highly recommended daytime antioxidant serum that defends potential skin damage with its advance environmental protection. Further, it contains dermatologically tested and approved ingredients that diminish the appearance of discolouration. One of the main ingredients, L-ascorbic Acid, is a highly potent form of pure vitamin C that once absorbed, remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours.  Phlorentin CF always works as a moisturizer and is an ideal solution for oily, combination, and aging skin types. With a simple procedure—adding three or four drops to your face, neck, and chest— there’s no reason not to add this product to your summer regimen.

  1. Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF       

Our dermatologists recommend a reliable facial sunscreen to pair with the use of Phlorentin CF. Skinceuticals’ Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF is the perfect missing half.  It contains physical filters that provide a broad spectrum of UV protection and has translucent color spheres that enhance natural skin tone forming a radiant tint for most skin tones. We suggest applying Pyhsical Fusion UV Defense SPF 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and before any makeup application. One of the additional benefits of this sunscreen is its water resistant property. If you’re going for a swim Physical Fusion will last for up to 40 minutes; don’t forget to reapply after that timeframe.


These two Skinceuticals products will have you avoiding the shade all summer. Feel comfortable sunbathing or embracing all kinds of outdoor activities. Finally, stay hydrated and maintain healthy eating and exercising habits to yield the best results.


Baby Products, Adult Benefits

Their smiles, their smell, their cute little piggy toes, and now their products; we can’t seem to get enough of babies!  It’s safe to say that if a Baby Products for Good Skin Careproduct is good enough for a child’s skin, it is likely the case that it is equally sufficient for an adult; that is the stance that a lot of mothers, women, and even some men are taking as they embark on their conscious skincare journey.  We’ve kept an eye on this recent trend and found a few baby products that are doing wonders for adults.


Baby Wipes

The most common baby product used by adults is baby wipes.  You can find them tucked away neatly in women’s handbags or stashed discretely in men’s glove compartments. Women tend to use this gem to remove makeup, wipe their hands, and replace cheap tissue papers in public bathrooms. Men on the other hand, rely on this baby trend to combat their sweaty faces and necks. Baby wipes contain zero toxins and, more than before, are made from natural products.


Baby Detergent

Research has shown that the products you use on our clothes, overtime, have an impact on your skin both internally and externally. As a result, individuals, especially women, have opted for baby detergent. They are free of toxic chemicals and fragrances and contain properties that promote gentle and soft skin.


Aveeno Baby moisturizer

Baby lotions are often very popular for their distinctive and calming scent, but it’s Aveeno’s Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream that seems to fall off the store shelves and unto the skin of the older.  This moisturizer is a staple product for adults because it nurses dry skin without leaving a greasy residue. It relieves dry and itchy skin and contains no fragrance or steroids.


Didn’t see a product that you’ve been using? Give us a call and we’ll let you know if your baby fever is heading in the right direction!