Today, Dr. Collins discusses the benefits of Shea butter. Dr. Collins loves answering patient questions and wants to help you understand dermatology. Ask Dr. Collins offers a monthly response to your skin-related inquiries. If you have questions he can help answer, visit our Facebook page today!
Is Shea butter a good option for extra-dry skin? – Tisha A.
Yes, Shea butter is a naturally occurring substance that is produced from the nut of the Shea tree. It is a common component of moisturizing lotions and creams. For extra dry skin, I would recommend a thicker cream product without any added fragrance or dye.
For patients prone to Seb K’s, is there any research linking a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods that limits sugar to a reduction in Seb K’s? – Tracy S.
Great question Tracy. Unfortunately, I am unaware of and unable to locate any research supporting this. Seborrheic Keratoses are benign, non-inflammatory growths, cause of which is not well understood.
We often see an increase in number and size with age and they seem to run in families. Many people are bothered by the cosmetic appearance or itch often associated with them. Fortunately, there are several topical and in office treatments available.