With a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our community, we will be rescheduling all non-urgent visits until further notice. We will be offering phone visits only for matters that can be reviewed by phone. If you require an urgent appointment, please call to speak with a staff member. At that time, you will be screened for COVID-19 exposure. We will give you directions on what to do next if you screen positive. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Winter Skin Survival Tips

Because we’re not thinking about sun protection as much during the colder seasons, many of us neglect our skin, leaving it prone to damage.  Following these simple tips should help to keep your skin safe though the harsh conditions.

  1. dry crackedAlways moisturize.  Once you’ve had a bath or shower, apply body moisturizer, and moisturize your face morning and night. 
  2. A gentle exfoliating body and face wash from time to time will help to remove dead skin, ensuring moisturizer is effectively absorbed.  Some people avoid exfoliating in winter, thinking it will dry out their skin, but it is not true; as long as you moisturize after.
  3. Always wear gloves or mitts if you’re going outside as hands are particularly disposed to dryness in the winter.  Having a hand cream with you at all times is another way to help your hands.
  4. Keeping your body hydrated by drinking the recommended amount of fluids per day will help to keep your skin hydrated and fight dryness.
  5. Ensure you carry a lip balm with you, and try to avoid licking your lips if they feel dry.  Using a lip balm will protect them against cracking and protect them from the cold and wind.
  6. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and helps fight dry skin.  It also aids in the absorption of moisture and can be found in many good face creams. You can also boost your vitamin E levels by eating foods such as nuts, olives and seeds (unless your health care provider has directed otherwise).
  7. If you are prone to flaky, irritated scalp, remember to shampoo and condition your hair with products designed to combat dandruff.  The skin on your head is just as prone to dryness as the skin elsewhere on your body.  Natural shampoos and conditioners are ideal because they don’t contain some of the harsh chemicals which can strip your hair and scalp of its natural protection.
  8. If you find your skin is still dry, consider a humidifier for your home.  Central heating can cause dry skin, so a humidifier helps by adding moisture to the air.
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Contact Us

SDNPC Lively Clinic

623 Main Street
Lively, ON  P3Y 1M9

Phone: 705-692-1667
Fax: 705-692-0177

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 9:30am - 12:00, 1:00 - 4:30pm
Phone lines open between 9:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Late Clinics

No late clinics until further notice.

SDNPC Sudbury Clinic

30 Ste Anne Rd., 3rd Floor
Sudbury, ON P3C 5E1

Phone: 705-671-1661
Fax: 705-671-0177

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 9:30am - 12:00, 1:00 - 4:30pm
Phone lines open between 9:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Late Clinics

No late clinics until further notice.

 

SDNPC Downtown Clinic

We've Moved

200 Larch Street,
Sudbury, ON P3E 1C5

Actively accepting patients.

Phone: 705-673-3721
Fax: 705-805-3660

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 9:30am - 12:00, 1:00 - 4:30pm
Phone lines open between 9:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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