AmLactin's® Leading Cosmetic Dermatologist Says: The Solution to Softness is More Than Skin Deep, Healthy Habits Help

Dec 04, 2012, 11:00 ET from Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Your skin is responsible for more than just keeping your organs in place. In fact, your skin is the body's largest organ, requiring both internal and external care to maintain proper function. Topical products cannot counteract the effects that lax skin care and poor nutrition have on skin. Soft, glowing skin starts from the inside by practicing healthy habits, while proper skin care and a twice daily application of an alpha-hydroxy rich lotion or cream, like AmLactin®, maintains softness on the outside.

"The great variety of products and countless 'beauty tips' available to the modern woman can be overwhelming, causing skin care to seem exceedingly complicated," said New York Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day. "If I had to narrow it down to one rule, it would be to strike a healthy balance—especially if you suffer from dry skin. Drinking plenty of water and loading up on fruits and vegetables nourishes skin from the inside, while using a moisturizer containing alpha-hydroxy therapy, like AmLactin® moisturizing lotion and cream, helps prevent dryness and irritation on the surface."

To look and feel your best at every life stage, it's important to know the internal and external elements that contribute to dry skin. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by staying hydrated and eating a balanced diet provides skin with valuable nutrients and ensures your body is getting the fuel it needs to remain active. Regular exercise improves circulation and reduces stress, both of which contribute to healthy skin. It's important to shower immediately after working out and follow up with a moisturizer that contains alpha-hydroxy acid, like AmLactin®.

About AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care

AmLactin® moisturizers contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are effective at exfoliating and hydrating the skin. AmLactin® formulas also contain emollients and humectants that help retain the skin's natural moisture and draw water to the skin so it looks and feels soft and smooth. The AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care line includes AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion, AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream for severe dry skin (formerly AmLactin XL®) and AmLactin® Foot Cream.

AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream is specially formulated for severe, persistently dry skin areas that need extra attention. It contains the advanced, patented ULTRAPLEX® formula that gently exfoliates and is clinically proven to intensely hydrate for long-lasting moisture. With rich humectants and creamy emollients, AmLactin® Ultra provides serious relief.

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to sunburn. Be sun smart: use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

All AmLactin® products are available without a prescription at Costco, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, the™ website, and other fine retailers nationwide. For more information, a store locator and downloadable coupons, visit   For tips on managing dry skin associated with Keratosis Pilaris and "The Fundamentals of Fit Skin" visit, featuring the expertise of leading New York Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day, along with five-time Olympian and mom, Dara Torres.


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