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Treating and Protecting Your Skin and Hair

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Skin conditions can change when aging or when undergoing medical treatments. It can be important to adapt your skincare to these changes. 

Aging and Everyday Skincare

Providing over-the-counter skin and hair care products to help treat and manage certain skin conditions is an important part of the Mayo Clinic Store assortment. Several of the products available at Mayo Clinic Store are intended for sensitive skin or for those who need, or want, to use products that are formulated without common chemical irritants, like parabens and masking fragrance, that can be found in other skin and hair care products. Many products are meant for everyday use in skin and hair care routines, including cleansers and moisturizers used for aesthetic purposes. According to board certified dermatologist at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Saranya Wyles, “Healthy skin aging can be maintained by restoring collagen that degrades with time. Daily use of a topical Vitamin C serum or topical retinoid products can help boost the appearance of healthy skin and maintain natural collagen production as we age.”

With warmer weather upon us, sun protection becomes more important as we spend more time outdoors. Dr. Hafsa Cantwell, a board certified dermatologist at Mayo Clinic says, “I recommend sunscreens with SPF 30 or higher for sun protection. For patients with sensitive skin, I recommend mineral based sunscreens, such as zinc oxide sunscreens.” Mayo Clinic Store offers sunscreens with mineral sunscreen active ingredients, like zinc oxide, and combination sunscreen active ingredients, which include both chemical and mineral sunscreen active ingredients.

Skin Conditions and Treatment Therapies

Those with skin conditions that are side effects of treatment therapies or skin conditions such as lip and cold sores and seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff can find products formulated with active ingredients to help these conditions. Board certified dermatologist at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Julio Sartori Valinotti says, “Patients with dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) benefit from rotating anti-dandruff shampoos. I usually recommend products containing pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide of ketoconazole alternating on a daily basis.”

Mayo Clinic Store works closely with our clinical partners in dermatology at Mayo Clinic to carry a wide variety of skin and hair care products, and most locations have an assortment of these products available to purchase in-store or online. 

Patients with dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) benefit from rotating anti-dandruff shampoos.

*This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not substituted for medical advice. For medical questions and advice, it is always best to consult with your trained physician.

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