Dr. Dosal featured in Parent’s Magazine

I was very honored to be featured in the July 2017 issue of Parent’s Magazine discussing the “Best of Drug Store Beauty!”  Recommendations are tailored to the Southern heat!


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Best of Drug Store Beauty: Hot in the South

  1. Chill aid: “Keeping cool is essential for clear skin,” explains Jacquelyn Dosal, M.D., a dermatologist in Miami, who uses this soothing mist to refresh skin on steamy days.  La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, $13.
  2. Melt-proof mouth: Long-lasting lip tints may not budge for hours, but most feel really drying.  “This one isn’t at all” says Ramon Rosado, a makeup artist in Hollywood, Florida.  Palladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color in Sateen, $7.
  3. Smooth move: “I see a lot of patients with frizzy hair in the summer.  One way to help prevent it is to switch to this sulfate-free shampoo,” says Dr. Dosal.  Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo, $6.
  4. Good clean fun: Battle the oily skin you get in summer with a lightweight gel cleanser that is both effective and gentle.  “This one cleans deeply but leaves skin soft and supple because it helps you retain moisture,” says Dr. Dosal.  Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel, $8.
  5. Fine-line fix: Retinoids, a derivative of Vitamin A, are the antiaging gold standard, but “they’re too irritating for some patients,” says Patricia Farris, M.D., a dermatologist in Metairie, Louisiana.  “I tell them to pick up this retinol serum ins read.” RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum, $23.
  6. Underarm armor: An antiperspirant you can count on in the sticky South: “This protects for 48 hours and evens out the dark marks I’m prone to under my arms,” says Alicia Barca, M.D., a dermatologist in Miami.  Dove Advanced Care Clear Tone Antiperspirant, $5.

Parents Magazine, July 2017, page 76.


Dr. Dosal weighs in on the best shampoos

Ever wonder if you are using the best shampoo for your hair?  Well check out this comprehensive review from Reviews.com on some of the best shampoos on the market.

Their methodology is intense, and in the process, Reviews.com does a remarkably thorough and well thought-out attempt to pare down the enormous choice that consumers have when buying shampoos.  Their top pick for Normal to Dry Hair is a really nice product (Davine’s Oi shampoo).


In my opinion, the most important factor when choosing a shampoo is to not remove ALL of the oil from your scalp.  The natural oils on your scalp are lubricating and good for the hair, so finding the right balance between not looking greasy or too dry (and with it, itchy and flaky scalp) is very important.  Reviews.com took a close look at all the surfactants (the ingredients that removed oil) and found products that were kind to the hair and scalp.  This article has great picks for oily hair (Living Proof Perfect Hair Day) and even cheaper drug store picks.


I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality of articles on Reviews.com.  Check them out – they review everything, not just beauty products (some examples include the best dog food, mattress, probiotic supplement, electric toothbrush, and cell phone plans!).

Note: I have no conflict of interest with the website, other than being quoted in this article.

Enjoy your good hair day!