HEALTH & BEAUTY


Counsultion

by Dr. Yuri Okabe & Dr. René du Cloo
Tokyo Skin Clinic

Dry skin is one of the winter worries in Japan. The cold and dry air in wintertime is harsh on your skin. Not only does it deprive the skin of moisture but with low ambient humidity the dead skin layer gets thicker and dries out. Cracks appear in the skin surface (imagine a dried up river bottom!), reducing the barrier function of the skin and rendering it vulnerable to irritation. 

“Eczema“ may result from dry skin if skin irritation induces an excessive inflammatory response. Chemical substances that mediate inflammation cause blood vessels to dilate and stimulate nerve endings. The effect of these processes is red and itchy skin. More blood flow promotes damage repair, but also increases cell turnover. The build-up of dead skin cells causes dryness, and the shedding of skin layers is experienced as flakiness and peeling. Thus the vicious cycle has closed.E

Moisturizers prevent dry skin and effects of skin dehydration. There are two ways a chemical substance moisturizes the skin. Humectants retain moisture by binding water. Oil and oil-related substances prevent loss of water through evaporation. Most products combine both types of moisturizing agents and also contain water. The type of moisturizer (toner, milky lotion, cream, etc.) is based on the relative content of water and oil.

What can I do about my dry skin?
Use a room humidifer. Wear a scarf outside. Washing with soap is necessary, but limit frequency: once or twice a day for the face and once a day to three times a week for the body. Mild-acid soap is less drying. Apply moisturizer after washing. You can use any product that agrees with your skin, but high-oil content moisturizers are recommended for dry skin. There is no need to combine different types as recommended by some manufacturers.

What should I do if my skin gets irritated by a moisturizer?
The last resort for very dry and irritable skin is white vaseline, the least irritating of moisturizers. It is used as a vehicle in which a test allergen is dissolved in skin allergy testing. If even vaseline irritates your skin, it is time for you to see a doctor for a prescription.

Translated from a fragment of the book "Skin Trouble" written by Dr. Yuri Okabe and Dr. René du Cloo


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“Skin Trouble”
  Written by Dr. Yuri Okabe and Dr. René du Cloo
『Skin Trouble  ス・キ・ン・ト・ラ・ブ・ル』
  著者 岡部夕里 ルネ・デュ・クロー (東京スキンクリニック)

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All dermatological problems and cosmetic skin surgery. Acne experts. Outpatient procedures offered: laser treatment, chemical peels, Botox/hyaluronic acid injection, liposuction/-recycle, sclerotherapy, eyelid surgery, etc. STD checks & gynecological exams available. EU-licenced multi-lingual doctors, also qualified to provide occupational medicine and health checkup services. Consultation by appointment.

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Mon*, Wed & Fri: 2:00pm~7:00pm (open irregularly)
Tue, Thu and Sat: 9:00~2:00pm
Please check our web calendar for closed days.

telephone :
03-3585-0282 (English line) or 3585-0272
http://www.tokyo-skin-clinic.com/


Dr Okabe

Before becoming an M.D., she graduated from the French department of Tokyo University for Foreign studies, obtained her master's degree in general linguistics at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a researcher for the Dutch government. Ex-president of the Japanese Association for Cosmetic Surgeons. Honorary member of the Korean Society of Aesthetic Surgery, honorary member of the World Society for Anti-Aging Medicine, member of the Japanese and Royal Dutch Medical Associations, the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, etc.

Dr.rena

Besides being a cosmetic surgeon/dermatologist, he is also a specialist in sports medicine approved by the Japanese Medical Association. Editor of the Journal of the Japanese Society for Aesthetico-Medical Technology. Honorary member of the World Society for Anti-Aging medicine, member of the Japanese Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, member of the Japanese society of Ningen Dock, member of the Japanese and Royal Dutch Medical Associations, etc.

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2 - 4 - 9 2F, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
The clinic is on the second floor of a building, facing Roppongi Dori Avenue.

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4-min. walk from Roppongi Station
(Hibiya Line / Oedo Line) Exit 6

4-min. walk from Roppongi 1-chome Station (Nanboku Line) Exit 1

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