DRY SCALP 101

This time of year we see many patients with concerns over a stubborn dry scalp. Winter can defiantly increase dandruff for those already prone and cause dandruff (or simpler, dry scalp) for those with typically normal scalps. Other triggers such as lack of nutrition, chronic diseases and stress can also increase or cause dandruff. A technical […]

EXFOLIATING 101- GERMAIN DERMATOLOGY

We’ve had some cold days here in Charleston. For many of us that means dry, flaky skin. Before you grab that loofah and start scrubbing Dr. Germain weighs in on Winter exfoliating.  “Never mechanically exfoliate the skin. Exfoliation should be a gentle process. Use soft wash clothes or your hands to produce a natural exfoliation […]

WHY WEAR SUNSCREEN WHEN IT’S CLOUDY?

The Germain Dermatology team takes skin health very seriously, which is why our dermatologists encourage men, women, and children alike to stay alert throughout the winter to minimize their risk of skin cancer. Charleston, SC, has its share of cold, cloudy days, but do not be fooled into thinking that a hidden sun means the danger […]