Dr. Linda Stein Gold is the Director of Clinical Research and the Division Head of Dermatology at the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan. She is a busy women; an author, researcher, and sought out practitioner with hospital privileges at both the Henry Ford Hospital and the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Linda is a superstar doctor with consistently high patient ratings. This will be her 4th year as a faculty member of SCALE 2019 Music City, the annual meeting of the Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and we could not be more thrilled.
A Remarkable Medical Resume
Linda is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She went to Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1989. Her first residency was at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Hospital, and she then decided to specialize in dermatology at the Henry Ford Hospital, where she has remained since 1993. Dr. Gold is a prolific writer, with her name attached to dozens of scientific journal and academic articles in her field and she blogs on dermatological topics. Much of this work has been on treating acne, psoriasis, and rosacea. (Source). She also helps patients who suffer from seasonably dry skin find relief.
Skin Tips from Dr. Linda Stein Gold
In 2017 she published a blog on the topic of winter-related dry skin that is frequently cited and quoted by other writers. As we find ourselves entering in to the winter season, it is only appropriate that we share some great winter skin-related advice from this top-notch dermatologist on how to keep your skin healthy this time of year.
Allow this to also serve as an introduction to the intelligent style that Linda brings to her talks and a little taste of what you can expect at SCALE 2019. Here are her 5 Tips to Care For Your Skin This Winter:
- Shower every day. For general hygiene purposes, it’s important to shower on a regular basis… water is essential for keeping our bodies healthy, and that includes keeping skin moisturized. “The water hydrates the skin and keeps it healthier,” Dr. Stein says. “Just be sure to keep the water temperature warm – not hot – or it will strip away the natural oils on the skin that help preserve moisture. It’s also important to moisturize your skin right after showering to help trap moisture in the skin.”
- Use mild cleansers… “When choosing a cleanser, look for those that are free of alcohol and any fragrances,” Dr. Stein says. “When skin is especially dry, look for special ingredients like lactic acid, which really helps with dry, flaky skin. In addition, use a cream-based moisturizer”
- Wear sunscreen. The sun reflects off of the snow and ice and back onto your exposed skin, causing dryness and other damage associated with UV rays. Just like during the summer months, apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before you are headed outdoors, and reapply as necessary if you are out for extended periods of time
- Pay attention to your hands. With germs around every corner, it’s important to wash your hands often this time of year. Unfortunately, constant washing, while helping keep you from getting sick, is also taking a toll on the moisture in your hands. “Constant hand washing will cause the hands to take a real beating,” Dr. Stein says. “Apply thick moisturizing cream after each washing, and wear waterproof gloves when washing dishes or cleaning around the house.”
- Drink water. When the weather is cold, it can be easy to forget to drink enough water each day. Healthy, moisturized skin starts from the inside – meaning you need to be drinking sufficient water as part of your winter skin care regiment.
Dr. Linda Stein Gold In Her Own Words
We asked the doctor a few questions to get to know her better. The following are her responses.
Q: Dr., what motivated you to go into your field?
A: I enjoy the medical, surgical and psychological aspects of Dermatology.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your work?
A: Being able to combine medical dermatology with clinical research and education.
Q: What do you want the general public to know about what you do?
A: We use the skin as a piece of the puzzle to diagnose complicated medical problems.
Q: How do you relax and what are your hobbies?
A: I love to spend time with my family and travel.
Q: Looking back over the course of your career, what advice do you wish someone would have given you?
A:Don’t be afraid to step into a challenging situation even if you feel that you are not quite ready.
Q: When people come to the SCALE workshop or talk you are giving, what do you hope they take away from their time with you?
A: I hope that people take away one or two kernels of information that will enhance their practice.
We hope you are as excited about seeing Linda at SCALE 2019 Music City as we are; we know she is excited to see you there.