Happy National Healthy Skin Month

National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month. It’s important to keep your skin in its best shape all year-round, and this is the perfect time to remind you of the basics of good skin care.

Tips for healthy skin 

  • Wash your face every day and after exercising. Use a mild cleanser and lukewarm water.
  • Use an antiperspirant, rather than a deodorant, to reduce sweating.
  • Determine your skin type — oily, dry, combination, normal or sensitive — and choose skin care products tailored to your skin type.
  • Examine your skin regularly for new or unusual spots, as well as any changes, itching or bleeding.
  • No matter the weather, protect your skin by wearing protective clothing, and using a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Prevent blisters and corns on your feet by ensuring your shoes fit properly. 
  • Moisturize daily. Apply lotion or cream while your skin is still damp from bathing to lock in moisture and get the best results.
  • Remember your lips! Your lips need as much protection as the rest of your skin. Use lip balm with SPF, and apply generously, especially as our weather gets colder and drier. This helps prevent chapped and sore lips.

Changing weather; Changing skin care needs

As our climate changes, it’s even more important to remember that some of the products you used during warmer weather may need adjusting or replacing for our colder, windier Chicago winter.

Important Reminder

Always make an appointment with us if you notice anything suspicious on your skin or if you have questions about your skin care.

No Better Time Than Now

There’s no better time than during the National Healthy Skin Month to improve the appearance of your skin. And, if you haven’t had your annual skin check, now’s the right time to schedule it. We are here for all your dermatological needs. Feel free to contact us to make an appointment.