Episode #220: Holistic Skin Care for Kids Sponsored Interview with Active Skin Repair -Dr. Shakha Gillin

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On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews pediatrician, Dr. Shakah Gillin, MD on the topic of holistic skin care strategies for kiddos. They discussed why Dr. Gillin uses Active Skin Repair in her practice and why she is seeing such great benefits using this with her patients suffering with eczema, skin rashes, sun burns, bug bites, and more! Active Skin Repair is one of this season’s podcast partners and Dr. Elana and Steph believe in their product wholeheartedly. They love sharing trusted brands with you mamas and honored to have the chance to chat with Dr. Gillin to see how she uses it in her clinical practice with the hundreds of kiddos she sees month after month. If after listening to our interview you feel ready to try Active Skin Repair for yourself (I’d be surprised if you didn’t!), please remember to use code DOCTORMOM at checkout to receive 20% off + Free shipping in the US . Visit their website at BLDGActive.com for 20% off and free shipping.


Topics Discussed:

  • Newborn skin care tips
  • Understanding common toddler rashes  
  • Holistic skin care strategies 
  • Chicken Skin/Keratosis Pilaris and what to do about it
  • Eczema root causes and cures
  • Sunscreen pros and cons
  • Why Active Skin Repair has become a staple in many families’ medicine cabinets! 

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This episode’s sponsor

Active Skin Repair is a must have for everyone to keep themselves and their families healthy and clean.  Keep a bottle in the car to spray your face after removing your mask, a bottle in your medicine cabinet to replace your toxic first aid products, and one in your outdoor pack for whatever life throws at you.  Use code DOCTORMOM to receive 20% off your order + free shipping. Visit BLDGActive.com to order.

This episode’s guest

Shakha Gillin, MD, FAAP, has been in North County since 1990. She attended UCSD for her undergraduate education and for medical school. She did her residency at UC Irvine, and was the chief resident at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. She practiced pediatrics in La Jolla for 5 years and Encinitas for 5 years. She has also worked at a private practice in Newport Beach and at the Rady Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. Dr. Shakha Gillin has a special interest in preventative care, particularly healthy and active lifestyles for children. She was recognized by San Diego Magazine as a “Top Doctor” annually in their rankings for 2006 through 2019, and as “Best Pediatrician” by Ranch and Coast. She was the founder of the North County Pediatric Journal Club. She previously served on the board of Hanna Fenichel, and was a board trustee at Francis Parker K-12 school. She is a contributing author for AAP HealthyChildren.org and CrossFit.com. She lives in Del Mar with her husband Scott, a Pediatric Anesthesiologist at Rady Children’s Hospital, and their son Taj. Her twin sister, Vishakha Gigler, M.D. is a dermatologist in Encinitas. In her spare time, Shakha pursues interests in exercising, music, and fashion.

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