The holidays are behind us, and now is the perfect time to kick off the new year the right way. You want healthy and great looking skin. Here’s how to get it and keep it.
The right products for you
Always use good skin care products that are right for your skin type. That doesn’t mean expensive; it means choose products that are designed to meet your individual needs.
- Normal Skin: If you’re lucky to have balanced, clear, and not sensitive skin, you’ll want to use products designated for normal skin types.
- Sensitive skin: It’s best to use hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, and ophthalmologist-tested products. Everything you use should be free from harsh chemicals like fragrances, parabens, and drying alcohol.
- Oily skin: Use a moisturizer that’s lightweight, water based, and free of oils.
No matter your skin type, your daily routine should include cleansing, hydrating/moisturizing and, of course, using a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30.
Annual skin checkup
If you haven’t had your annual skin checkup or scheduled it yet, now is the time to do it. Skin cancer often goes unnoticed in the early stages since there may not be any obvious symptoms. But, if left untreated, it can have significant consequences, including disfigurement, loss of function, and even in the most severe cases, loss of life. The good news is that when found early, the majority of skin cancers are treatable.
Regular skin checks are essential for early detection, and is an important way for you to have healthy skin.
What’s that spot?
Many people have lots of spots on their skin, such as skin tags, sunspots, and even benign age spots. These aren’t medically worrisome. When you notice a spot that doesn’t go away or a mole that’s changed, it’s time to let me look at it to see if it’s something that needs treatment.
Better safe now than sorry later
I provide both medical and cosmetic dermatological services. Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment for your annual checkup or if you see something that just doesn’t look right.