Hello and welcome to this week’s Trillium Creek Dermatology and Surgery Center’s Podcast. My name is Jordan Goad, PA-C and I’ve been a physician assistant with Trillium Creek for 2.5 years.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Sunday, here are a few ways on How to go Green the Right way for St. Patrick’s Day!
This particular holiday is often celebrated in a big way! Children and adults are both known to color their hair green, get temporary St. Patty’s Day tattoos, and even paint their faces with green shamrocks. Although these are fun, one of the main problems we see with doing these things is that they can possibly cause “irritant contact or allergic contact dermatitis”.
This means, the skin and hair are very unhappy with the chemicals we put on them. Green dye is made from combining blue and yellow dyes. Blue dye is one of the most irritating and allergenic dyes. For example, we often see patients in our office whose pills have recently changed color from white to blue. These patients usually experience extreme itching and discomfort. The dyes used for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are equally irritating and can give the same reaction. Dying our hair green can leave the scalp red and itchy. Using face paint or temporary tattoos can also leave the skin red, itchy, and even scaly. In more severe cases, blistering can also occur. If you notice any burning or itching after doing any of these activities, wash it off immediately with a gentle soap cleanser. If it doesn’t resolve on its own, come see us at Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center.
Whether you’re being festive this St. Patrick’s Day, a sensitive-skinned individual or neither of the two, we highly recommend that everyone use gentle products all year round. Specifically, we recommend CeraVe or Cetaphil moisturizer and face wash, Dove Body Wash in the shower, and “Free and Clear” products for laundry.
In keeping with the green theme, I would highly recommend any of our H&H Science green tea products for a number of reasons. I like them because they are extremely gentle, and great to be used on a daily basis. Secondly, they are soothing to redness, which affects many individuals. And last but not least, they are rich in antioxidants, which are very important for repairing sun damage and skin health. I personally use these green tea products, and can say from experience that you’ll love them. You can get these items from any of our H&H Science locations.
We hope these tips and hints will help you find your pot of gold to healthy skin this St. Patrick’s Day!
Once again, I’m Jordan Goad, PA-C with Trillium Creek Dermatology & Surgery Center. Thank you for listening to this week’s podcast on How to Go Green the Right Way on St. Patrick’s Day.