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  • James Murray, DNP

Keeping Your Skin Happy


Our skin is the largest and only organ that encounters the world. It is the protective covering for our body that detracts harmful bacteria and germs from entering inside. A person’s skin reveals a lot about them, including age and health. Our lifestyle and habits reflect on our skin, so it is crucial to have healthy habits in order to maintain beautiful, radiant, and happy skin.


We should love the skin we are in, and it is important to dedicate time and energy in to feeling our best! From what we eat and drink to what we put on our bodies to cleanse and moisturize, our skin is affected by it all. Maintaining a healthy diet with moderate amounts of alcohol and caffeine, exercising, reducing stress, staying hydrated, and wearing sunscreen are all ways to help keep your skin looking amazing.


While there are many products out there that smell good and/or have special additives, sometimes simple is better- especially for eczema/sensitive prone skin. Remember, less is more! In order to keep your skin happiest and healthiest, consider fragrance free.


At James Murray Dermatology, we recommend the following products for happy, healthy, itch free skin:

  • Laundry Soap: All Free and Clear liquid soap

  • Body Soap: Dove Sensitive Bar soap (not liquid body wash)

  • Body Lotion: CeraVe Daily Moisturizing lotion or cream

  • Face Lotion: CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion (we like this for morning and night)

  • Face Wash: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar or Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

  • Shampoo and Conditioner: Vanicream Free and Clear Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Baby lotion: Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture

  • Baby Shampoo/wash: Baby Dove Sensitive Tip to Toe Wash and CeraVe Baby Wash and Shampoo

  • Shaving Gel: Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel- Fragrance Free