May 31, 2017

Announcer: Seven questions, seven answers. It's "7 Questions for a Specialist" on The Scope.

Interviewer: We're here with Dr. David Smart, dermatologist at the University of Utah and these are seven questions to ask a dermatologist. Dr. Smart, what is the most common skin issue in Utah?

Dr. Smart: Brown spots. That's what I'm going to go with. Brown spots is the most common issue in Utah.

Interviewer: What is the absolute best thing I can do for my skin?

Dr. Smart: Don't smoke and protect from the sun. I'm going to go with two. That's cheating but that's all right.

Interviewer: What is the absolute worst thing I can do for my skin?

Dr. Smart: Smoking.

Interviewer: What is the one thing you know about skin that everyone should know?

Dr. Smart: Protecting your skin from sun damage will keep you looking better, younger for longer.

Interviewer: Is there any foods that are particularly good for my skin?

Dr. Smart: Yes. Foods that are high in antioxidants, mostly fruits and vegetables do a lot to protect your skin and rejuvenate it.

Interviewer: What is the best technique to keep my skin moisturized?

Dr. Smart: Frequent application.

Interviewer: Why do you chose to specialize in dermatology?

Dr. Smart: The doctor patient relationship. Patients have very visible concerns that they're very worried about that. So they're happy to come to the doctor. It's very gratifying. The interaction is very positive.

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