With warm weather rapidly approaching, millions of Americans are getting ready to shed their excess layers and show some skin. Cold temperatures, chilly winds and dry indoor heat have wreaked havoc on our bodies, resulting in dull, dry and itchy skin. Even everyday tasks such as shaving, applying makeup and wearing jewelry can have adverse affects on our skin as the climate gets warmer. There are simple steps people can take to get their skin in shape as spring fever begins to spread across the nation. Dermatologist Dr. Linda Franks and “Itchologist” Bill Hart educate us and provide unique home remedies to help transform itchy winter skin into healthy, glowing shoulder bearing skin – just in time for spring. More about Dr. Linda Franks- Dermatologist: Dr. Linda K. Franks is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine. She is an accomplished teacher, writer and lecturer and her work has been published in many dermatological medical journals and consumer publications, including Newsweek, Allure, Self, Ladies Home Journal, Mademoiselle and Redbook. She has also appeared on television and radio shows across the country. She is currently on the wound care advisory board of Johnson & Johnson involving the development of new and innovative products. Dr. Franks received her Medical Degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine with Honors. She then trained at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Internal Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. More about Bill Hart – “Itchologist”/ Associate Director of Research and Development, Johnson & Johnson: Bill Hart is currently Associate Director of Research and Development in the Wound Care R&D department at Johnson & Johnson. He is responsible for new products development and has been with J&J for the past 22 years, specifically in the Wound Care R&D department since 1995, and doing research in Wound Care products since 1990. Hart holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Boston College and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts.
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