Dr. Swanson’s Picks
Lisa Swanson, MD, FAAD, shares her pediatric dermatologist skin care product recommendations below. She understands well the pediatric patient and sensitive skin types. With the less-is-more approach, you see most products are fragrance free, dye free, and sunscreens that use minerals instead of chemicals.
Dr. Swanson says she ingredients and personal experience with the products are important to her.
Sunscreens- Anything with Zinc and/or Titanium
These sunscreens are all mineral based without fragrance to minimize sensitive skin reactions. Most of these products can be found in locally stores like Target, Fred Meyer, Wal-mart and Albertsons. Of, you can buy them online. Use the links below to find these pediatric dermatologist products on Amazon. Viewing all of these products together makes it easy to compare pricing.
Sensitive Skin Care Products
Most of these products can be found in locally stores like Target, Fred Meyer, Wal-mart and Albertsons. Or, use the links below to find them on Amazon. Dr. Swanson recommends not using any fabric softeners or dryer sheets.
Face Care Products
Most of these products can be found in locally stores like Target, Fred Meyer, Wal-mart and Albertsons. Or, use the links below to find the pediatric dermatologist products on Amazon. Click here for the entire face care shopping list on Amazon.
** We sell a tinted, non-tinted daily facial suncreen by Elta MD in office, and a full body lotion as well.
* Elta MD Daily Foaming Cleanser is available in office or online
SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 (Use Skin Type Solutions website for this purchase. Requires registration and skin type quiz. Click here to begin. )
Hats/Sun Protective Clothing
The beauty of these products is that you don’t have to re-apply every 90 minutes.
These compression socks effectively treat many vascular conditions.
- www.brightlifedirect.com- Allegro brand- 8-15 mm Hg
Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition, which appears as tiny bumps on the skin. Some people say these bumps look like goosebumps or the skin of a plucked chicken. Others mistake the bumps for small pimples. Click here for the entire shopping list on Amazon.
These rough-feeling bumps are actually plugs of dead skin cells. The plugs appear most often on the upper arms and thighs (front). These products are useful for this condition. The No. 1 tip for those little bumpies, the ones derms call keratosis pilaris, is to moisturize. But the catch is to be very consistent about it. Idaho winters are not nice to the skin as we are not only cold, but dry. As our Pediatric Dermatologist, Dr. Swanson explains, there are more treatments we can try, but all of them need to be consistent. To make an appointment, click here.
Chances are you know someone with it! 50-80% of adolescents and 40% of adults have it. Follow us for more Idaho-specific and children-specific skin tips. 😃 Share with a friend who needs to know.
Learn more about Ketosis Pilaris from Dr. Swanson in this video.
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