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Skin Safety Tips for March Break

March Break is one of the busiest times of year to travel. The kids are out of school and for some families, this means heading south to warmer climates or even north to hit the ski slopes. In either case, your skin care routine should not be abandoned. Pack these five items in your travel bag to make sure you not only have a fun vacation but a safe one, too. 

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Spotlight: Dormer® Z-Plus Medicated Shampoo

Have you tried our Dormer 211 Z-Plus Medicated Shampoo? Z-Plus is a PH balanced, extra strength medicated shampoo and scalp cleanser. With regular use, Z-Plus is highly effective in treating and controlling the itching, irritation and flaking associated with seborrheic dermatitis and persistent dandruff. Although the exact cause is not known, seborrheic dermatitis may be due to an overgrowth of yeast on the scalp that promotes the shedding of dead skin cells that we see as dandruff. Dry scalp, in particular, is also characterized by dandruff and is more prevalent in the winter. The high level of zinc pyrithione in Z-Plus gets to work by binding to the hair and external scalp providing maximum antibacterial and antifungal effectiveness. 

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Spotlight: Dormer® 211 SPF15 Daily Protective Skin Moisturizer

There’s a misconception that wearing sunscreen is unnecessary during colder seasons, but protecting your skin from UV damage should be a daily, year-round practice. Even with lower temperatures and overcast skies, you are still at risk to sun exposure. The sun radiates two types of rays: ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). A large percentage of UVA rays are able to reach the Earth’s surface no matter the season. These are the culprits that cause signs of aging as well as skin cancers. While UVB rays do not penetrate the skin as deeply as UVA and are weaker in the winter, they can easily reflect off of snow and ice, reaching you just the same. 

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Drinking Enough Water Enhances Activity of Dormer Products

During the cold, dry, winter months, we tend to drink less water than what the body needs. In the summertime, it’s easy to stay hydrated because the heat makes us thirsty and perspire. There’s a misconception that we don’t perspire as such in the winter but that simply isn’t true. Thirst is often a late indication that we’re dehydrated. The body needs just as much water in the winter to function properly, stay alert, and keep the skin moisturized. Our bodies are made of 70% water so it’s necessary to nurture your body with it. When you don’t drink enough, symptoms like headaches and dry coughs occur. Where skin is concerned, this may also include chapped lips, dry, tight skin, and even acne because the skin is busy fighting for hydration, and in turn over-produces oil that causes breakouts.