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Summer Skin Tips

ACNE

Hot sweaty weather can flare acne bumps and cause break outs. The sun can help! Get some cautious mid day rays of the sun—just 10- 20 minutes per day (depending on how dark your complexion is) directly on the face (protect the eyes). The ultraviolet kills surface bacteria and enhances vitamin D production for healthier skin. Also cleansing better and more often helps sweat induced acne (athletes need this all year round). LYTIC GEL CLEANSER by Epionce is the most thorough and also the most gentle facial cleanser that I have found—by far! Use my technique to wash your face for best results and best economy: dry face (no water prior to gel cleanser—even if makeup is on), lightly wet your hands, put one pump of LYTIC GEL CLEANSER into one damp palm and rub together with the other damp palm to get a light lather, then rub into the face firmly with continual circular and sweeping motions, do this vigorously for ONE FULL MINUTE, rinse vigorously with a wet washcloth. This gets all the dirt, grease and dead skin cells off without traumatic exfoliation techniques. Do this cleansing once to three times daily, depending on how oily and/or sweaty your complexion is. Get this from www.epionce.com and get the FREE shipping # from my website.

BUG BITES

We are bothered by bites only to the degree we are allergic to the saliva of the particular bug. For mild reactions producing itch and red bumps, try cold packs and 1% hydrocortisone (OTC) cream every hour until better. Avoiding hot environments will help also. For larger, more aggressive red swollen reactions, see a doctor who can prescribe a cortisone topical that is 100 times stronger than OTC. My favorite is Lidex gel three times a day. This kills the bite in 24 hr or less.

POISON IVY

Plant allergies are due to surface exposure of invisible plant oils onto the skin. Then after a few hours to a few days the red intensely itchy bumps and blisters begin to appear. Without cortisone to calm the inflammation this can take weeks to resolve, and severe cases can end up in the hospital. Again, ice packs and 1% hydrocortisone (OTC) cream applied every hour until better treat milder cases. Avoiding hot environments and plant re exposure are vital also, as well as avoiding harsh chemicals—bleach, alcohol, betadine and even calamine. For more severe cases, especially on face or genitals, see your doctor for prescription cortisone—pills, shots and/or topicals (like Lidex gel, see above). Finally, if you know you are allergic to poison ivy, or a variety of other poison plants, learn to identify the culprits and avoid them. If you sense you have gotten exposed, run inside your home ASAP, drop your clothes in the washing machine and get in the shower ASAP! Take an extended water shower first, rubbing and scrubbing your entire body thoroughly. Immediately after this use soap to do a thorough scrubbing. If you get the invisible plant substance off your skin within 1-2 hours of exposure, the allergic reaction will be very mild or nonexistent. Oral antihistamines like Benadryl at night and Zyrtec during the day can also help.

I hope you and your skin thoroughly enjoy this summer!

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103 Healing Benefits

LOMALUX DANDRUFF PILL—It’s NOT a Shampoo!

Now Available in Most Walgreens Stores

Working late one night in my 53rd story office, I felt a presence come through the window. It was an inspiration sent from God in early 1985. I grabbed a note pad and quickly wrote down several common skin/hair problems that most people struggle with. That night God was giving me faith to believe for scientific medical breakthroughs to help countless suffers. Near the top of that list was “dandruff.”

Dandruff is a common scaly scalp condition, which is often itchy. It can sometimes spread into the ear canals and onto the face, especially the eyebrows. It exists on a spectrum with scalp dermatitis (seborrhea) and psoriasis. The major problem in treating dandruff WAS that only OTC shampoos were available. NOW due to this inspired breakthrough, there is an ORAL OTC PILL available in most Walgreens stores. This unique approach to treating scalp problems, like dandruff and the above conditions, was developed through a God-inspired discovery. Two minerals, namely bromide and nickel, were discovered and used in LOMA LUX Dandruff Pill to slow down scalp overgrowth (scaling) and to reduce inflammation (redness and/or itching). Clinical testing of these oral minerals has proven their utility in a variety of scalp disorders. I have personally used them to treat thousands of patients over more than 25 years, many of them with scalp ailments like dandruff.

Effectiveness and safety are remarkable. Efficacy during the initial treatment often requires 2-4 months of once daily dosing. Clearing is frequent—the dandruff goes away! If it comes back after a few months to years—usually due to stress or cold winter weather—a repeat treatment typically induces an even longer remission, requiring only a 1-2 month second time treatment course.

Safety is also very good. Only people with nickel allergy (intolerance to costume jewelry) should use caution. These should consider a course of nickel desensitization prior to starting a full treatment dose of LOMA LUX Dandruff Pill. A protocol is available from the manufacturer, Plymouth Healthcare, Inc. Pregnant women should not use it.

I love LOMA LUX Dandruff Pill, not because my wife and I invented it, but because of how it helps family, friends and patients in such a unique way. You see medicated shampoos don’t always work. Also people get tired of using them all the time (usually smelly messy products). Then some people CAN’T use shampoos but once every week or two due to hair texture (common in African Americans).

Whether you suffer, or know someone who does, I invite you to take advantage of this unique healing OTC scalp remedy. If your Walgreens doesn’t have it, you should order it online at www.lomalux.com.

NOW FOR THE FUN PART! I am working again at what I love—dermatology. My clinic is Ft. Gibson Medical Clinic in Ft Gibson, OK. Call 918-478-2101 for appointment times and directions. I look forward to seeing you!

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103 All His Benefits

Spring Facial Renewal Sale

EPIONCE SALE ON RENEWAL FACIAL PRODUCTS NOW OVER 20% OFF!

These are the skin moisturizers that work with dual benefits of moisture replacement and proven anti-aging. Many of my patients have benefited from these fine products for years, but now through early May they are being offered with a $20 savings! What makes them even more economical is how long they last—months instead of weeks! This is due to the richness of these products, and how little it takes to cover the entire face.

I have gotten great results in my patients using this product by itself. However, originator, Dr. Carl Thornfeldt, has proven even more anti-aging benefits by preparing the skin first with an application of Lytic lotion. So either way is fine—Renewal by itself, or Lytic first, followed by Renewal. Below I have outlined the optimum regimen for each skin type. All of the products are made by Epionce and are available at www.epionce.com.

Dry or Easily Irritated Skin

Cleanse first with Milky Lotion Cleanser
Apply a small amount of Lytic Tx Lotion
Wait 6 minutes and apply a small amount of Facial Renewal Cream
Wait 6 minutes prior to makeup

Normal or Combination Skin

Cleanse first with Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Apply a small amount of Lytic Plus Lotion
Wait 6 minutes and apply a small amount of Facial Renewal Lotion
Wait 6 minutes prior to makeup

Oily Skin

Cleanse first with Lytic Gel Cleanser
Apply a small amount of Lytic Sport Lotion
Wait 6 minutes and apply a small amount of Facial Renewal Lite Lotion
Wait 6 minutes prior to makeup

If you have never used these, start out once per day at night. After two weeks add the AM also. You should definitely see results within one month. Share with others the remarkable changes. The natural Apple, Date, Avacado and Flax ingredients transform the face in a remarkable way. Happy is Natural!

Once you have witnessed the beautiful progression over 1—2 months on your face, try the same regimen on the tops of your hands and wrists, or your neck and upper central chest areas. These will benefit also, although the face responds faster. Go to www.epionce.com to enjoy these benefits and savings!

UPDATE ON DR. SMITH

I will soon complete an incredible travel adventure—from Lake Superior to Cape Horn South America, from Hawaii to the Pyrenees Mountains. Then my return to DERMATOLOGY CLINICS! These will begin May 16, 2017. See details below.

Fort Gibson, OK Medical Clinic
104 Lone Oak Circle
Ft. Gibson, OK 74434
918-478- 2101

CALL NOW FOR APPOINTMENTS

STEVEN A. SMITH, MD, DERMATOLOGY
PSALMS 103
All His Benefits

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